Leadership for Dining Success - Maximize Your Communities Potential

14jun11:00 am12:00 pmLeadership for Dining Success - Maximize Your Communities PotentialSDAHO Webinar

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Leadership skill development in every department is important for personal and professional growth and continued improvement. The dining department team as well as the community leadership can benefit from this discussion. The areas covered in this presentation include becoming strong stewards of the dining budget, from creation to accountability, what to consider when planning an efficient and effective menu with variety and consistency and developing accountability for improved outcomes at all levels of the department. By focusing on these department foundations, attendees can establish goals and targets for success that support the success of the community.

  1. Strengthen budget development and management skills
  2. Learn to create powerful menus and the value of thoughtful presentation
  3. Develop an understanding of how to improve accountability and outcomes in dining



David Koeling, Strategic Dining Services

Founder & President of Strategic Dining Services, a dining and hospitality management company focused in the senior living industry. A nationally known restauranteur and chef, David has served as chief operating officer for Odyssey Cruises and consulted for high-profile restaurants and food-service operations such as Michael Jordan Golf Centers, Jack Nicklaus’ Wynstone Country Club Development and Peapod Grocery. Additionally, he founded highly rated restaurants including The Greenery and Biloxi Grill, both in suburban Chicago. David has consulted for national service-ware manufacturers, creating innovative dinnerware designs for senior and memory care residents. Serving as Vice President of Corporate Services for a large senior living company, where he led the company’s corporate support team in the areas of Hospitality, Programming, Dining Services, Property Operations and Purchasing. David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University. He was twice nominated for Inc. Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award and has received the Partner in Eldercare award from the state of Illinois for his work in providing meals for seniors in need.


Free for SDAHO Members: Sign in to the Member Portal and go to the Education Portal to register.

$49 for Non-Members: Click here to register.


(Tuesday) 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST