Dietary Manager - Full Time


This position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the dietary department at assigned facility. In addition, ensures quality food is prepared each day and all food safety regulations are followed.

  • Manages all dietary department staff.
  • Adheres to Food Safety Manual regarding any and all food preparation practices.
  • Trains dietary staff on job-specific duties and completing competencies.
  • Ensures clean-up of kitchen/cafeteria and equipment on a daily basis, including sweeping, mopping and garbage.
  • Responsible for the Dietary Staff schedule.
  • Responsible for making sure that all dietary employees are completing their daily tasks
  • Ensures that all meal presentations are well prepared and garnished
  • Define daily task and assignments for dietary staff
  • Monitor equipment and work areas to verify they are maintained in a clean, safe and orderly manner, maintain strict adherence to procedures regarding cleaners or hazardous materials or objects, verify universal precautions and infection control, isolation, fire , safety and sanitation practices and procedures are followed, and promptly address any hazardous conditions and equipment
  • Interview, hire, train, supervise, evaluate and discipline dietary personnel
  • Ensures proper stocking, cleaning, and documentation of refrigerator temperatures in patient nutritional areas.
  • Ensures utensils and serving equipment/dishes are clean and ready for next meal service.
  • Assists with checking of meal trays for accuracy.
  • Assists Corporate Director of Facility Management in assuring that adequate levels of food supplies are maintained including appropriate storage and rotating of supplies.
  • Follows facility policies and procedures regarding proper sanitation, safety and infection control as mandated by the Texas Department of Health.
  • Prepares and serves special diet orders (such as pureed, low sodium, mechanically soft, cold food preparation, etc.)
  • Keeps work area clean and free of hazardous equipment.
  • Works safely with all equipment and duties.
  • Assists with all meal transport as needed.
  • Addresses patients, staff and visitors with warmth and respect.
  • Assists the cook with meal preparation as needed.
  • Utilizes time efficiently and completes duties without sacrificing quality of work.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in working hours and days scheduled in order to meet the needs of the department.
  • Is placed on call as requested by supervisor.
  • Provides A.M. formulas according to written recipes and following proscribed methods of sanitation.
  • Ensures that all new employees have completed their new hire competency checklist
  • Ensures that all corrective actions forms are prepared when needed
  • Responsible for making sure that the dining room is clean and presentable for each meal
  • Responsible for helping set up special functions or meals that the dietary department is ask to participate in.
  • Ensures that there are clean serving trays in the dining room at all times during serving times.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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Job Requirements


  •  Three (3) years of experience in institutional or commercial foodservice required.
  • One (1) year of supervisory experience in a hospital setting is preferred.
  • Basic computer skills (word, outlook, excel) required.

Education Required

  • Must have high school diploma or equivalent
  • Associates degree in culinary arts preferred.

Additional Information


  •  Food Handlers Certification required
  •  Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) preferred.
  •  Must have a valid driver’s license