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Rochester Institute of Technology Personal Allergen Chef in Rochester, New York


Position Title:

Personal Allergen Chef



Job Responsibilities:

Anticipated Hours TBD

Culinary responsibilities

  • Responsible to all customers and co-workers to provide excellent service in a friendly, sincere and courteous manner. Work closely with the manager to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.

  • Assists member of dining team for conferring with customers to determine their meal preferences, specifications, food allergies, and dietary restrictions.

  • Meet with clients regularly to ensure full compliance with their needs according to preferences and dietary restrictions.

  • Work with Registered Dietitian and Corporate Executive Chef to identify new allergen free products that can better serve our campus community as a whole

  • Work closely with registered dietitian and Gracie’s leadership on successful planning, production and service of daily allergen meals.

  • Act as a departmental liaison RIT Dining staff to use a resource for Allergen meal production and planning and for any and all members of the RIT community who are looking for allergen sensitive meals.

  • Possess an awareness and extensive knowledge of “The Big Nine” 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.

  • Inspecting meal ingredients before making purchases to ensure the food safety and that they are of the highest quality.

  • Appropriately packaging and labeling prepared meals that are to be consumed at a later date.

  • Providing customers with written or verbal instructions on how to heat meals.

  • Ensures cleanliness, sanitation and safety of unit and equipment as well as proper storage, rotation and labeling of items. Ensures that all foods are high in quality, served and stored at proper temperatures and times.

  • Assists culinary leadership in planning requisition food supplies from storage, and shopping for specialty ingredients

  • Assist in testing new allergen recipes as requested by management staff in the production units.

  • Other duties as assigned

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Requisition Number:



Finance & Administration

Required Application Documents:

Curriculum Vitae or Resume

Employment Category:


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.

Required Minimum Education Level:


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

  • 3 years’ experience in a high volume restaurant, country club, or institutional setting.

  • Experience with a variety of food service applications and computerized menu management systems.

  • Experience coordinating kitchen activities.

  • 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 Personal Allergen Chef culinary skills test.

Department/College Description:

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.


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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%

Commitment To Safety:

COVID 19: Please familiarize yourself with the requirements of the RIT Safety Plan ( . Information on the responsibility for each employee can be found on the RIT Ready website ( . As per the RIT Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy ( , all university employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved medical/disability or religious accommodation

Job Summary:

The Personal Allergen Chef leads and supervises all activities related to production and support of allergen related meals. In addition, in this role, you will act as a liason between RIT Dining, our Dietician and the students and families that require this level of service.