Dietary Technician

Dietary technicians help dietitians and nutritionists plan and supervise food service operations.

Average Hourly


Range Hourly

$13.50 – $30.00

Average Yearly


Range Yearly

$26,325 – $58,500

Dietary technician; Food and nutrition technician - dietetics

This job position requires completion of a two- to three-year college program in dietary technology and supervised practical training.

The employment outlook is fair to good in most provinces. More information is available here

Fewer opportunities to advance. With more training, they may move into other dietary technician roles or teaching.

General learning ability to assist dietitians and nutritionists in planning and supervising food service operations

Clerical perception to maintain inventory control and other operational records

Objective interest in purchasing and requisitioning food, equipment and other supplies, in assisting with supervision of personnel who prepare and serve food, and in inspecting work areas and storage facilities to ensure sanitary standards

Innovative interest in assisting dietitians with research in food, nutrition and food service systems

Methodical interest in compiling data to plan menus and diets for individuals and groups under the direction of dietitians and nutritionists; and in helping patients complete menus

Cafeterias; Extended care facilities; Fast food outlets; Hospitals; Nursing homes; Schools

- Obtain required education training
- Get supervised practical training