Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

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Jobs in Dining Services

Students who work in the dining halls gain relevant experience, while managing their time better and earning extra money for routine expenses. Below are some examples of positions available and their general realm of responsibility:

  • Pastry Chef - Assists with scratch-baking, continental breakfasts and fine-plated desserts and displays for catering events.
  • Assistant - Serves students, staff and guests of the university; stocks all self-serve items; operates cash registers, espresso machine, coffee maker.
  • Cashier - Operates cash registers and accepts payment for service.
  • Food Service Employee - Serves students, staff and guests of the university; operates front of house equipment and cash registers.
  • Custodian/Dish - Assists with counter set-up; cleans counters, windows, dining room including tables and chairs; sweeps, mops and vacuums floors; washes pots, pans, trays and utensils.
  • Cook - Cooks and prepares foods as specified by menu and head chef using standard recipes.
  • Banquet Server - Serves/delivers food and beverages to student, staff and guests of the university in a professional manner.
  • Driver - Assists with maintaining cleanliness of operation and all vehicles; delivers all food items in a timely, safe, and friendly manner.

Not only do you earn some cash for yourself, but you also make long-lasting friendships while working in a social environment. Students are entitled to a free meal when working a shift four hours or more, and may be eligible for a $0.25 merit raise for every 400 hours worked. Please note all student staff must maintain a course-load of full-time status for the duration of their employment.