Dietary Assistant

Dietary Assistant Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Dietary Assistant to join our team.


  • Sets tables in dining rooms with correct place settings;
  • Serves all food and desserts for dining room according to resident’s requests with regard to specific food orders;
  • Places appropriate beverages and items pertinent to each meal on dining room tables;
  • Clears tables after meals;
  • Places appropriate beverages in dining rooms with correct place settings;
  • Be able to work independently;
  • Keeps equipment, storage areas, and kitchen clean and orderly;
  • Adheres to personal cleanliness, neatness, and conduct standards at all times;
  • Serves food according to diet order;
  • Does special cleaning, organizes storage areas and other related duties;
  • Delivers food throughout the facility and auxiliary buildings as needed in a timely manner;
  • Prepares/Cooks food as needed in accordance with approved standards and nutritional guidelines;
  • Prepares and serves quality food in an appropriate, sanitary, and timely manner;
  • Assists in preparation, service and delivery of food;
  • Maintains a high level of sanitation in the dietary area.


  • Must have knowledge of elementary math;
  • Must be at least 16 years of age;
  • Must have the ability to be compassionate and patient when working with residents and their family members;
  • Prior experience in a food service environment is desired;
  • Must have the ability to read and follow instructions;
  • Prior experience in a long-term care environment is preferred but not necessary.