Meet the Kind Dining Instructors

Kind Dining® is being taught in award-winning communities all over the nation.

Having in-house Kind Dining® instructors is cost-effective and ensures staff have a local mentor as they transform dining service. If you already have a corporate trainer, he or she can be certified to teach Kind Dining® through our Train the Corporate Instructor (TCI) seminar.

Training serving staff in long-term care and continuing care communities is fairly groundbreaking. Traditionally, dining servers have received cursory training from one of their peers. Kind Dining® trainers use a standardized curriculum to help servers learn to value their role in the community and perform to high standards. By training dining staff in this manner, Kind Dining instructors build a solid foundation for communities to exceed resident expectations, regulatory benchmarks, and organizational goals.

It’s important work and we’re proud of the people who take it on!

Here are a few of our certified Kind Dining® instructors:

Group shot of Cindy Heilman with Kind Dining Trainer Linda Grosch and Senior Village management.

(C) Lisa Grosh, Independent Village of Brighton Valley in Brighton MI


Group shot of Cindy and some of St. John's staff.

(Second from L) Sarah Graham, St. John’s Living Center in Jackson, Wyoming


Image of new Villa Crest instructors sitting at table

(L) Kathy O’Hara, (R) Kellie Smith, Villa Crest in Manchester, New Hampshire


(L) Sarah McEvoy, Administrator at Villa Crest Manchester, New Hampshire