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Rochester Institute of Technology Cook II-RIT Dining in Rochester, New York


Position Title:

Cook II-RIT Dining



Job Responsibilities:

We are flexible in our full time scheduling.

This is for anticipated openings for direct hire positions that open throughout the year.

Please note: On occasion, additional work hours may be required during break week, summer and intercession. Large institute events may require additional hours (such as commencement (graduation) and Imagine RIT Festival).

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.

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

  • Provide excellent service in a friendly, sincere, and courteous manner

  • Assist the Sous Chef to:

  • Prepare menu items according to production specifications and recipes from our CBORD database.

  • Train student employees in proper production methods and sanitation procedures. Effectively maintain a high level of student productivity throughout a specific shift.

  • Maintain proper labeling, rotation, and storage of all food items.

  • Menus constantly evolve to meet customer’s wishes; you would be part of that process by communicating these comments to your management team.

  • Carry out special assignments as requested by Supervisors, Managers, or Directors to provide coverage on the line and in the kitchen at high volume periods and/or staffing shortages.

  • Understand department and institute policies and objectives to better deal with staff and customers.

  • Attend meetings as requested or required by the manager.

  • Report to work on time with proper uniform, including name tag and hair net. Adhere to break policies.

  • Ensure that all foods are high in quality, served, and stored at proper temperatures and times. Follow all New York State and Monroe County health codes as they relate to health, sanitation, and safety. Serve as a good example for proper sanitation, cleaning, and personal hygiene.

  • Possess an awareness and basic knowledge of allergens, food sensitivities, and dietetic restrictions. Show a willingness to work with the customer and management in resolving potential diet limitations of the customer.

  • Adhere to and follow precautionary measures as they relate to safety in the workplace.

FLSA Category:


Requisition Number:



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 .

In compliance with Executive Order 14042, all university employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on or before December 8, 2021 or your start date (whichever is later), or have an approved medical/disability or religious accommodation.

How To Apply:

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.

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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%