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Steal This Idea
muffin tin
St. Joseph Memorial Hospital only needs three or four servings of meatloaf, so instead of making a large loaf, they place the meatloaf mix into muffin tins.
indian bowl rice chicken
Student employees from India approached a manager at Murray State University and said they would like to do a hot line of authentic Indian food for everyone.
bakery case
We were seeing problems with food in our bakery case being wasted, so we decided to display the trays vertically instead of horizontally.
pizza slice paper plate
Whitefish School District decided to target students at its high school’s exits and set up a concessions kiosk that is also used during basketball games.
color spoons
Metal spoons are a great way to skin ginger. However, chef Neela Paniz learned during a demonstration that, in a pinch, plastic works just as effectively.
salad as a rock
[To promote healthier eating], Aultman Hospital invites guests to guess the weight of their salad. Guess within a certain range, and it’s free.
holiday stuffing
Employees who work during the holidays receive a $6 dining-facility credit. Staffers can use it to pick up items to help spend less time in the kitchen.
email computer screen
We do a “Tip of the Day” email for our managers at 7 a.m. Typically, it is job related, or it can be fun. It's a reminder for a given topic or process...
empanada fork
An empanada ‘fork’ seems like a tool that would lay in a back drawer—except when the Latin American-style turnovers are on the menu. But, it’s a kitchen MVP.

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