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Rochester Institute of Technology Cook I in Rochester, New York


Position Title:

Cook I



Job Responsibilities:

We want you to be part of a high energy dining team who depend on each other to succeed. The environment is friendly but fast-paced. The goal? Nobody goes hungry, and everybody leaves smiling!

Here is what you will need to be successful in the job:

Job Summary

Executes hot and/or cold food preparation in RIT Dining locations. Cooks routine short orders and/or prepares cold food items for delicatessen/salad bar. Ensures quality food preparation, safety, sanitation, and customer service.

Major Responsibilities

  • Cooks short orders such as hamburgers, chicken, eggs, and other grill items as well as prepare cold food items such as items for delicatessen/salad bar and compound salads. Prepares menu items according to production specification and recipes from menu management database.

  • Washes, cuts, and prepares hot and cold foods.

  • Ensures all prepared food is satisfactory in quality and quantity prepared, and served and stored at proper temperatures and times.

  • Assist in training and supervising students on all food procedures for both front and back of the house of operation and on proper use, cleaning, and sanitization of equipment.

  • Assists in maintaining proper labeling, rotation, and storage of food items.

  • Cleans cooking utensils, grills, ovens, hoods, and other kitchen equipment.

  • Maintains sanitation and health and safety standards. Serve as a good example for proper sanitation, cleaning and personal hygiene.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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Finance & Administration

Required Application Documents:

Curriculum Vitae or Resume

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Additional Details:

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion in the workplace. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to .

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Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and 6 months of experience in a high volume restaurant, country club, or institutional setting.

  • Servsafe certified or ability to obtain within six months of hire.

  • Allertain certified or ability to obtain within six months of hire.

  • Must successfully complete Cook I Food culinary skills test.

Department/College Description:

Gracie’s is our largest dining facility and is newly renovated with a greater variety of food options, including made-to-order meals at every station. The facility is peanut and tree nut free, except coconut. Find the largest selection of plant-based options, brick oven pizza, daily specials made on a Mongolian grill, made-to-order daily specials, breakfast bar, a sandwich shop, and sundae bar.

Gracie’s serves gluten free and vegan foods everyday within the Grain Bowl station. This station eliminates eight allergens – crustacean shellfish, eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, sesame seeds, tree nuts, and wheat.

About RIT Dining

RIT Dining supports all meal plans both on campus and at select off campus locations. We are looking for a high energy team member that enjoys working in a busy environment serving customers. The successful candidate will need to be able to work with a diverse student work force which may include of deaf / hard of hearing, and internationals students. Hours would change for breaks, intersession and summer semester. This position may support serving from 1500 to over 3000 customers (faculty, staff and students) in any one location on a daily basis.

What do we believe at RIT?:

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package ( that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

Work Location:

Henrietta Campus — 100%

Job Summary:

Current anticipated hours are Friday- Monday 7am-5:30pm

Additionally, flexible scheduling/work hours may be required during break week, summer and intercession. In addition, large institute events may require additional hours (such as commencement (graduation) and Imagine RIT Festival).

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