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Ranelle Kirchner MS, RD, LDN

St. Paul , MINNESOTA 55102

  • Celiac Disease, Gluten-Free Diets
  • Foodservice/Restaurant Management
  • Healthy Eating
  • Education, Teaching, Training
  • Dieting
  • Vegetarianism
  • Menu Planning
  • GI/Digestive Disorders
  • Diabetes, Hypoglycemia
  • Culinary Arts
  • Weight Management
  • Food Service
  • Food Allergies
  • Recipe Development
  • Food Safety
Work History

ChefRDN, LLC Owner/Operator - St. Paul, MN 04/17 – Current • Offer one-on-one nutrition consulting (through telehealth services), emphasizing whole, natural foods as part of a clients’ nutrition prescription • Write individualized meal plans and develop recipes for a broad base of consumers • Publish weekly food writing posts and monthly newsletter for an active and growing list of subscribers • Organize, develop, and teach nutrition education through food tours, cooking demonstrations, and classes in private and public settings • Maintain active presence through multiple social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and Snapchat to promote business and keep audiences engaged with healthy eating and nutrition Food Service Director, ARAMARK Healthcare, Thorek Memorial Hospital – Chicago, IL 11/15 – 04/17 • Establish RD diet order writing privileges coupled with supplement instruction at discharge resulting in shortened patient length of stay by 2 days • Start outpatient dietary counseling specializing in diabetes, oncology, weight loss and allergy/immunocompromised individuals • Transform and update patient meal services equipment and training • Initiate credentialing of dietary services allowing dietitians to bill for services ($212K in 6 months) • Plan, direct, coordinate and control resources of Food Service Department, 23 FTEs • Maintain product and service quality standards by conducting ongoing evaluations, investigating complaints and initiate corrective action • Formulate menus for therapeutic diets based on medical and physical condition of patients/residents • Implement and maintain retail services program by developing menus on a quarterly basis including nutrition labeling • Establish and maintain a proactive human resource function to ensure employee motivation, training and development, wage/benefit administration and compliance with labor regulation • Provide nutritional screening and assessments to all units including medical/surgical, intensive care, telemetry, behavioral health, and oncology • Track monthly productivity and report for corporate compliance, $1.5M yearly, keeping within budget • Perform PI projects including meal rounds, test trays, tray accuracies, nursing admission nutrition screenings, CHF diet education, and peer review of other ARAMARK accounts Administrative Dietitian/Supervisor of Patient Meal Services, Rush University Medical Center – Chicago, IL 11/11 – 11/15 • Supervise all components of patient meal services for a 664 bed hospital • Preceptor of dietetic interns (14 students/ year): developed foodservice curriculum to ensure internship competencies were met • Implemented a new ordering/receiving system for nourishments to be available on patient floors, which improved tracking product and billing • Improved year over year labor utilization by reducing overtime by 11% 1 • Manage and schedule 92 FTE, union and non-union employees • Organize, coordinate, and implement patient floor moves • Facilitated an "adopt-a-floor" program with nursing that resulted in improved communications between departments • Increased employee engagement from 60% to 70%


• Rush University Medical Center: Chicago, IL College of Health Sciences, Masters of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics: Graduated 2015 Thesis: Enhancing the Vegan Menu at RUMC • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities: MN College of Food Science and Nutrition, Bachelors of Science in Nutrition Dietetics: Graduated 2010 • Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts: Twin Cities, MN Associate of Applied Science Degree, GPA 4.0: Graduated 2007

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  • Registered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Job Opportunity


Job Opportunity

Rush University Medical Center