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Rochester Institute of Technology Cook II-Multiple Openings in Rochester, New York


Position Title:

Cook II-Multiple Openings



Job Responsibilities:

We want you to be part of a high-energy dining team who depends on each other to succeed. The environment is friendly but fast-paced. The goal? Nobody goes hungry, and everybody leaves smiling! Our cooks are responsible for preparation and/or cooking of food for various food service units across campus.

Job Summary

Executes advanced hot food preparation in RIT Dining locations. The primary responsibility (>60% of the job) is to cook full entrees that requires advanced food preparation techniques. Provides mentorship and acts as a resource to Cook I. Ensures quality food preparation, safety, sanitation, and customer service.

Major Responsibilities

  • Cooks entrees to include proteins and sides requiring advanced food preparation techniques. Prepares menu items according to production specification and recipes from menu management database.

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

  • Provides support to Junior Sous Chefs or Sous Chefs on special projects. Continuously provides input into development of menus.

  • May perform similar cooking duties as Cook I such as 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of 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 reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

How To Apply:

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Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED and 1 year 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 II culinary skills test.

Department/College Description:

Here you can cook up excitement! Join our dining team and learn from our very own masters of cuisine!

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

One meal per shift is included as part of your employment.

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:

RIT Dining has multiple openings across campus. Current anticipated hours for each position are:

The Commons ( Monday-Friday 7AM-3:30PM

The Commons ( Tuesday-Saturday 12PM-8:30PM

The Commons ( Tuesday-Friday 11AM-7:30PM/

Saturday 7AM-3:30PM

The Commons ( Tuesday-Saturday 2PM-10:30PM

Cafe & Market at Crossroads ( Monday-Thursday 1:30PM-10PM;

Friday 10:30AM-7PM

Cafe & Market at Crossroads ( Monday-Friday 8:30AM-5PM

Cantina and Grille at Global Village ( Tuesday-Thursday 1:30PM-10PM;

Friday/Saturday 12:30PM-9PM

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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