Sample dietary aide job description

At [Company X], we prioritize high-quality care for all of our patients. We’re currently searching for an experienced dietary aide to assist our dietitians in food preparation and service. After the dietitian identifies a patient’s nutritional needs, the dietary aide will be responsible for preparing and serving the food after ensuring that it meets necessary safety standards. Our ideal candidate will interact with patients and foster a welcoming environment for them to dine in. Afterwards, they will be tasked with collecting dishes and cleaning up the space.

Objectives of this role

  • Collaborate with dietitians and cooks to prepare nutritious patient meals
  • Set up and clean dining areas for patients
  • Collect used plates, dishes, and other eating utensils
  • Take careful stock of ingredients for future orders
  • Maintain a clean kitchen environment


  • Follow an assigned schedule to deliver meals to assigned patient rooms
  • Foster a welcoming general dining area by arranging chairs and tables
  • Throw away leftovers and collect garbage after meals
  • Develop positive relationships with patients
  • Keep track of inventory orders and expenses

Skills and qualifications

  • Experience working in a nursing home or patient care setting
  • Clear understanding of sanitation and safety protocol
  • Good physical stamina for food preparation and cleanup
  • Familiarity with kitchen equipment and appliances
  • Excellent customer service skills when interacting with patients
  • Ability to follow food preparation instructions

Preferred qualifications

  • Great collaborative skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated experience in food service
  • Working knowledge of cooking techniques
  • Strong organizational skills to keep track of meals and orders
  • A background in nutrition or health science