Dietary Aide

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When newly-arrived clients walk into the Institute searching for their first job in the United States they need an entry-level job that does not require a high level of English or previous experience. The Hospitality Careers Pathway serves New Americans facing barriers to employment. Our Housekeeping Training helps New Americans to overcome these barriers and secure much-needed employment. The Pathway also includes Dietary Aide and Supervisor Training, to help build a career in which they can advance to earn a sustainable living.


This 4-week, 80-hour class provides students training in food safety, infection control, special diets and patient orders, dialogues with patients, American foods, customer service practices and practical experience serving and communicating with elderly.

International Institute offers Dietary Aide training for new Americans, and has intermediate English requirements. Classes meet Monday-Friday, in person.

2022 Class Dates

  • Jan. 10 - Feb. 4
  • April 18 - May 13
  • Aug. 15 - Sept 9 
  • Nov. 21 - Dec. 21


Lynn Thompson Hospitality Program Manager and Instructor International Institute of MN 1694 Como Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108
P: 651-377-8626 W:


Saint Paul



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