Strategic Dining Services believes that in the most successful retirement communities, the sales and marketing teams are fully integrated with dining services, programming and resident care to elevate resident satisfaction and census growth.  Strategic Dining Services unites these departments through a hospitality-based approach, building a sales culture throughout the community.

What Makes Strategic Dining Services Shine

Strategic Dining Services provides a refreshing style of management by customizing key program elements to meet the financial and operational needs of each client.  As the company name suggests, there is a strategic approach to developing your plan.

Commitment to YOUR Team

  • Culinary and service staff remain or become employees of the community to create a singular community focus of excellence and financial performance
  • Personal development and growth, training and education are the key to our success
  • No disconnect between Strategic Dining Services and the community team
  • On-line training tools and videos support consistency especially during turnover
  • SDS provides interview and staff selection assistance

Healthy, Made-from-scratch Seasonal Commitments

  • Creating a “Wow-factor” in your kitchens and dining rooms
  • Education and instruction to maximize existing culinary talent
  • Accountability to meet and exceed quality standards established for each community

Customized Menu Programs

  • Customized menu programs
  • Complete recipe and production detail support
  • Regional and seasonal recipe specialties targeting resident’s preferences
  • Culinary training, customized for each community


  • In most cases we are 1/4 the cost of other management companies
  •  We leverage our training and communication technology to reduce operational cost
  • SDS brings tremendous value in experience, vendor relationships, systems and passion
  • It just shouldn’t cost as much as other companies charge

Dining Service and Hospitality Training

  • Community-wide education (all departments)
  • Creating a “Sales” focused culture

Innovation and Creativity

  • On-line video training tools, webinars, Skype and regular communication
  • Event coordination and planning
  • New, innovative resident events and programs

Purchasing Support

  • Product selection, order guide management, vendor relationships and exceptional pricing
  • Purchasing opportunities specifically for you; not for us
  • Rebates, refunds and rewards stay with you
  • Monthly financial reviews with dining managers

If you are struggling with the ups and downs of a “do it yourself” approach to dining services or your current food service vendor, you need to talk to Strategic Dining Services about their unique transparent approach to dining services.