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Michael Carrillo

Michael Carrillo

A long-term nursing home

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Michael's work combines: Food, Travel, and Helping People

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Day In The Life

Dietary Manager

Supervise kitchen staff and cook.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • GED


Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Food Service Managers:

High School

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Promotion from cook to supervisor.

  • 2.

    I was the go-to person in the company to fix budgets and staffing issues.

  • 3.

    Took a college course and got Dietary Manager certification.

  • 4.

    Worked long hours to turn around a problem kitchen with a company at other facilities.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Parents:

    Cooking was hard, there were long hours. I worked in restaurants before starting in nursing homes. Work in different restaurants was hard, there was always the change in management, the chef would move things around, and there were too many bosses.

  • How I responded:

    It was hard living and growing up poor. I always told my parents that I would work hard at whatever I did to have more for myself and kids that I never got from my parents. I was always told that I would not amount to much in life because of growing up poor. Don't ever believe that you can't have more. Work hard and enjoy life along the way.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • Very poor. I was the very first to have my own home. I designed it, built it and worked hard for it.

  • My parents were alcoholics.