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Nothing ensures the success of a senior dining operation like a well-trained staff, and nothing ensures your success in this fast-growing industry like having the right skills. The SDA offers industry-leading training opportunities for old pros and beginners alike. Whether you want to learn a new job, polish up a few rusty techniques, or catch up on the latest in industry trends and best practices, our expert trainers will have you doing a great job.




2018 Schedule 

SDA 3 Day Boot Camp

Senior Dining Boot Camp Senior Dining 3 Day Boot Camp is an intense educational workshop designed to support industry professionals who to understand the core set of skills and knowledge that help them run their operations efficiently.

This workshop is perfect for professionals new to the senior dining industry, recently promoted & seasoned Chefs and Directors of dining. 


3 Day Training

Training class is limited to 20 participants

Date: November 6 - 8, 2018

Location:Charlotte, NC

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Operations: Director of Dining Focused 

Interactive training for dining directors concentrating on operational excellence. Topics from our expertly-led training classes include industry trends, personalized community evaluations for creating a baseline of success, reducing inconsistencies & leadership development. 


2 Day Training

Training class is limited to 30 participants

Date: August 14 & 15, 2018

Location:Charlotte, NC

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Operations: Executive Chef Focused

Successful executive chefs must have great culinary skills but even better management skills. We will take a deep dive into planning, time management, leadership development, menu development, purchasing, budgeting , systemizing kitchen operations and more.


2 Day Training

Training class is limited to 25 participants

Date: September 25 - 26, 2018

Location:Charlotte, NC

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Operations: Executive Director

Engaging training for administrators with all levels of experience in foodservice. Your staff will benefit from our enhanced live trainings on dining operations and best practice round-table discussions. Topics from our expertly-led training classes include industry trends, how to generate revenue, cost control and understanding dining operations.

2 Day Training

Training class is limited to 40 participants

Date: July 24 - 25, 2018

Location:Charlotte, NC

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General Dining Operations Training

Ideal for newly hired or seasoned industry executives and asset managers to have a better understanding of the 2nd largest cost factors in a community.



1 Day Training

Training class is limited to 40 participants

Date: September 27th, 2018

Location:Charlotte, NC

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Senior Dining 101: Industry Sales Training

Engaging training offered to all sales associates serving the senior dining industry, focused on the ins & outs of daily operations of a senior living community. Key emphasis on understanding the customers they serve; challenges operators face, budgeting, meal plans and trends in the industry.

1 Day Training

Training class is limited to 50 participants

Date: August 16th, 2018

Location:Charlotte, NC

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