Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.
As part of SCL, Cornell Dining is comprised of more than 30 on-campus eateries, including multiple "All You Care to Eat" dining rooms, cafes, coffee houses, food courts, and retail convenience stores. From holiday-themed meals to chef surprises and dining room special nights, the Cornell Dining team of more than 400 culinary and skilled staff members work hard every day towards offering a variety of fresh and healthy food options from all over the world. Cornell Dining's overarching mission is a commitment to serving high-quality foods that are healthy and creatively prepared with genuine care for a diverse community.
Under close supervision, the Food Service Worker, provides critical customer service in a front-facing support role to assist in the completion and delivery of food service, beverage and retail items. This position must be team-oriented, customer-service driven and have a desire to succeed. Likely daily tasks include:
Upholding good customer service standards while working directly with students and other guests.
Maintaining cleanliness, stock levels and organization of their assigned stations
Adhering to food standards and health codes at all times.
Prepare and present a wide variety of food items for meal plan operations by following recipes and operating specialized kitchen equipment, as well as coffee drinks for coffee shops.
Processing sales transactions including cash, check, credit, and meal plan card transactions, be familiar with card readers and cash register operations, and validate transactions if/when necessary.
A successful candidate, must have good customer service, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to be creative and flexible at all times is imperative as schedules, shifts, locations, and daily tasks are subject to change. Position may require evening, weekend, and holiday hours. May perform other related duties as assigned. Position may be subject to seasonal lay-offs including summer, fall, winter, and spring breaks.
High School Diploma or equivalent with some relevant food service, barista or cash handling experience required. Basic proficiency in English involving reading, writing, math and verbal articulation. Be able to lift 30 lbs. occasionally and up to 50 lbs. (minimal). Must be able to reach over your head. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, and conduct repetitive motion, such as chopping, stirring, and mixing. Occasional squatting and frequent bending.
Additional education and food service or production kitchen experience preferred. Knowledge of proper sanitation and HACCP procedures, as well as ServSafe Certification is helpful and highly preferred.
This posting is for the below location and schedule only . Location and schedule assignments can change based on business needs.Current Dining UAW members within the same job grade and title will be given first priority.
Lateral Transfer Information:
University Title: Food Service Worker
UAW Job Grade: SO-02
Unit: Cafe Jennie
Anticipated Work Schedule:
Thursday -10:30a- 6:50p
Friday - 10:30a- 6:50p
Monday -10:30a- 6:50p
Tuesday - 10:30a- 6:50p
Wednesday -10:30a- 6:50p
*Schedules are subject to change based on business needs
No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
University Job Title:
Food Service Worker S02
Pay Rate Type:
Number of Openings:
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