Dietary Aide Job Description

Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center have completed beautiful, modern renovations and are looking for quality staff. A new culture and atmosphere under new leadership. Come and be a part of something special.

Position Summary:

  • The Dietary Aide assists the Cook in the preparation and service of meals.

  • Places prepared food on plates/trays in accordance with tray tickets in line with our established policies and procedures

  • Prepares and delivers food and trays, washes dishes and cleans and sanitizes kitchen according to health standards.

  • The Dietary Aide must be willing to perform any other duties assigned by the Food Service Director that pertain to the Dietary Department.

  • The Dietary Aide must be detail-oriented, well-groomed, act professionally and work well with others.

  • The Dietary Aide consistently embodies the characteristics necessary to drive the Company’s Purpose, Vision, Values, and DNA.



  • A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred. Specialized training in food service is desirable. May be required to successfully complete an approved sanitation and safety course.

  • Ability to satisfactorily complete an orientation program

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the needs of the aged population and the nursing care they require

  • Ability to read, speak and understand English, follow directions and complete tasks.

  • Ability to follow time schedules for meal preparation and serving.

  • Maintain a neat, clean, well-groomed appearance.

  • Dependable, trustworthy, team player.

  • General knowledge and understanding of nutrition.

  • Ability to read and accurately apply requirements of food tray cards.

  • Ability to maintain records and complete reports as required.

  • Written and oral communication skills.

  • Knowledge of quantity food production and serving techniques, food safety/sanitation requirements and procedures.

  • Ability to interact positively with residents, client and other personnel and the public.


Additional Requirements:

  • Must exercise initiative in preparation and service of meals and in maintaining kitchen in a clean and orderly condition.

  • Skill in and ability to learn operation of equipment and food preparation.

  • Must be able to lift/carry a maximum of 30 pounds, push/pull a maximum of 50 pounds, stand, sit, bend and walk for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to work around food and cleaning products.

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Cayuga Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

1229 Trumansburg Rd.

Ithaca, NY 14850

P (607) 273-8072

F (607) 273-0373