Michael Carrillo

Michael Carrillo

Dietary Manager


A long-term nursing home

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Promotion from cook to supervisor.
I was the go-to person in the company to fix budgets and staffing issues.
Took a college course and got Dietary Manager certification.
Worked long hours to turn around a problem kitchen with a company at other facilities.

Education

GED
med-high

Career

Dietary Manager

Supervise kitchen staff and cook.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Food
Travel
Helping People

Day to Day

Busy, busy! Training new employees, monitoring kitchen staff, cooks and dietary aides. Visiting with residents that live at the nursing home. Serving 3 meals per day for 125 people and staff.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Meeting with administration, director of nursing, weekly meetings with my own staff, coordinating with dietary consultants. You need to have some background in food service, and also need to know nutrition and diets.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

First finish school then set your goals. Visit some nursing homes and see the love many of these people need. That's why I went into working in nursing homes, because I love to cook and see the results when residents enjoy a meal. They mostly always look forward to meals, food is love to the soul to a lot of people.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

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."

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Drugs / Addiction