Step 1 Step 2 Plan your work. Prioritize your work. • Step 6 Set up your work station. • • Step 3 Collect tools & preparation equipment. Mise en Place Pronounced “meez-ahn-plahs,” this a French phrase means “to put in place.” Food professionals use this phrase to describe the process of setting up everything you'll need to prepare a dish or menu item. Everything you prepare in your kitchen is done in steps. Often, these steps are outlined in a recipe, so consult it for guidance in conducting your mise en place. Step 5 Prep all ingredients. Step 4 Collect all ingredients for recipe. Adapted with permission from Technical Assistance tools, part of the Iowa Gold Star Cycle Menus created in 2010 by the Iowa Team Nutrition Project (Iowa Department of Education) and Iowa State University Extension. Based on the National Foodservice Management Institute Culinary Technioques for Healthy School Meals.