Chief Dietitian

Direct activities of department providing quantity food service.
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Salary Range
$33,000 – $75,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Chief Dietitians do?

Directs activities of institution department providing quantity food service and nutritional care: Administers, plans, and directs activities of department providing quantity food service. Establishes policies and procedures, and provides administrative direction for menu formulation, food preparation and service, purchasing, sanitation standards, safety practices, and personnel utilization. Selects professional dietetic staff, and directs departmental educational programs. Coordinates interdepartmental professional activities, and serves as consultant to management on matters pertaining to dietetics.

Should I be a Chief Dietitian?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Certified Dietary Manager, Dietitian, Chief

    How to become a Chief Dietitian

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