Cornell University SO-04 Lead Food Service Worker, Cornell Dining in Ithaca, New York
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As part of SCL, is comprised of more than 30 on-campus eateries,
including multiple all-access dining rooms, cafes, coffee shops, food
courts, retail convenience stores, concessions stands, a restaurant and
catering services. From crafting holiday-themed meals to chef surprises
and dining room special events, the Cornell Dining team of more than 400
skilled culinarians and front-line associates, and 600 student employees
work hard every day to offer a variety of fresh and healthy food from
all over the world. Cornell Dining's mission is a commitment to
Nourishing the Future: both for our guests and for our team. This is
accomplished with a team-oriented and customer-service mindset, and an
emphasis on training, education, professional development and career
path opportunities for our entire organization.
Under general supervision, the SO-04 Lead Food Service Worker will serve
as a role model for the team by assisting with the preparation, delivery
and presentation of food items as well as coordinates work assignments,
monitors food productions and assists with operating the register in a
variety of Dining unit(s).
Likely daily tasks include:
Interacting directly with customers and serve as a role model for other
staff members through regular support and mentoring.
Assisting with the coordination of work assignments, including their
own, for the preparation, presentation and/or service of various food
items at a variety of stations to ensure timeliness and customer
Assist in processing sales transactions including cash, check, credit,
and meal plan card transactions and ensure established security
procedures are followed. Tabulate daily cash and credit card
transactions for accuracy and to prepare for deposit.
Maintaining cleanliness, stock levels and organization of their assigned
Assisting with maintaining portion control that is specified and help
maintain production sheets by recording amounts of food prepared, served
and left over in a standardized service line worksheet
Ensuring that sanitary, HACCP, and NY State Health codes and procedures
are maintained in assigned areas including, but not limited to,
temperatures, safe handling procedures, proper sanitary restraints and
This job posting is for multiple position across Cornell Dining.
Location and schedule assignments will be based on business needs.
Position may require regular evening, weekend, and holiday hours. Daily
tasks, locations and schedules may be subject to change including the
potential for seasonal lay-offs.
A successful SO-04 Lead Food Service Worker will be customer-service
driven and flexible as well as demonstrate effective interpersonal and
communication skills in order to be able to work with a varied clientele
and coworkers. Additionally, this role should have a commitment to
learning and instructing others in a team oriented way as well as
embrace Cornell Dining's Code of Professionalism to ensure we achieve
Cornell Dining's overarching mission.
High School Diploma or equivalent and at least 2 years of relevant
experience related to food service, barista or cash handling or an
equivalent combinations of education and experience. Basic proficiency
in English involving reading, writing, math and verbal articulation.
Must be able to lift 30 lbs. occasionally and up to 50 lbs. (minimal).
Must be able to reach over your head, stand for long periods of time,
occasional squatting, frequent bending, and conduct repetitive motion,
such as chopping, stirring, and mixing.Must be able to withstand
frequent/continuous exposure to temperature changes and a variety of
environmental and sensory impacts , including but not limited to cold,
heat, steam, smoke, slippery floors, and food waste areas. Must be
comfortable and able to use kitchen equipment, as well as be able to
learn the utilization of advanced cooking equipment as needed.
Must be able to demonstrate proficient knife skills (applicable to the
position) and successfully complete a cooking demonstration as part of
the interview process.
Additional education and experience preferred including higher education
food service or related restaurant experience. Knowledge of proper
sanitation and HACCP procedures helpful. ServSafe Certified preferred.
Posting is for multiple positions across Dining. Applications will be
reviewed on a rolling basis beginning May 10, 2021 with a target start
date around August 2, 2021.
No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship
is not available for this position.
University Job Title:Food Service Worker S04
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Darren Murphy
Number of Openings:10
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