Gary Brautigam director of dining services Gettysburg College Pennsylvania

Gary Brautigam, director of dining services, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania.

Mise en Place: Training truths, kitchen science and tofu know-how

Kitchen techniques, science, training, technology & magic

“For me, some training instruction remains the same since I started my culinary career in 1982. But some of that training wouldn’t be accepted today. Early on in my learning days, the single most-needed tool for training was a notebook and pen—never mind a knife. I was trained to write down every task assigned to me. I still think those are the No. 1 tools for training.

We were trained by repeating tasks, assigned to a position such as vegetable prep. You were released from that

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