Working as a Dietary Director can be stressful at times but with the right team it can be a breeze. It is wonderful working with the patients and providing great food for all dietary needs. A typical day is making sure that all safety requirements are met, all your numbers are in, the deliveries are made and there is enough staff to provide excellent service. I love what I do and find the hardest part of the job is to keep the staff excited as well. There are so many caterings,and unexpected menu changes it can be difficult with a limited staff.
I learned that menu planning is ever changing and how important it is to provide as much time as possible with the patients to ensure patient satisfaction and, that staffing in numbers and team work is critical.