Although Dining Services is currently the second major factor when prospective residents choose a long-term care facility, it may be one of the most misunderstood entities within the healthcare industry. This may be attributed to misplaced familiarity of the craft. Who, within any long-term care community has ever prepared a meal? Anyone can theoretically prepare a meal for a family of four, but to do so for a “family” the size of an average long-term care facility is by far a more serious challenge.