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What You Need To Know: August 2013

Adopt-A-Ship Program Visits San Diego Navy BaseA little education and a little competition were on the deck last month at Naval Base San Diego (NBSD), when Chef Adam Weiner visited to provide training...

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Executive Chefs: Cooking Up Change

No longer are chefs in non-commercial foodservice an anomaly, labeled as freaks or burnouts from the restaurant business. Now, they are a sought-after commodity. They have a value far beyond simply the celebrity status many chefs enjoy today. They are hel

The controversy over unpaid lunch accounts hit a low last month when several foodservice employees in the Attleboro (Mass.) School District were disciplined for denying children lunch because they had no money in their prepaid accounts. The workers were e

To educate and support a team that is productive and attuned to patients' needs, foodservice directors rely on a combination of training methods—some of which are decidedly low tech.

Jerry Clemmer, director of residential dining at the University of Richmond, has developed an 11-month program to generate more in-house candidates for filling leadership positions. FSD spoke to Clemmer after his presentation at NACUFS to learn more about

It’s summer and for many C&U operations that means there is a little time to breathe and reboot. A focus on the culinary for the upcoming year is often an important aspect of summer training. FSD spoke to three schools to see how they

Chartwells Higher Education believes that to most effectively focus on the guest the company had to create a program that fully trained their associates on how to deliver exceptional customer service. That program is YouFirst and it is the winner of the 2

Operators who pay attention to the three major steps of the hiring process—recruiting, interviewing and background checks—make the job of hiring the right employees a simple one. For most foodservice operators, finding employees in the current

A lot of times cooking food is the easiest part about running a restaurant. It's all the other stuff that's a hassle, especially hiring and managing employees. To make it a little easier, we've compiled the most important HR documents you'll need to keep your business running right. Grab 'em when you need 'em:

With the hundreds of culinary schools and chefs in the foodservice industry willing to lend their expertise, there are any number of training programs and partnerships of which directors in non-commercial operations can avail themselves these days. But as

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