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Employment with Cornell Dining

Professional Opportunities

Cornell Dining is actively hiring! Please join us as we open new and renovated eateries and continue our team-oriented mindset. We offer training, professional development, and opportunities for career growth.

Les Love describes his promotions, [video 3:38] and we congratulate him on his most recent promotion to Lead Cook!

Read below to see position details, then view all current open positions at Cornell University, and type "dining" into the search field. Apply online.

Dish Machine Operator
Under regular supervision, the Dish Machine Operator is responsible for ensuring the cleanliness and sanitization of assigned dining units and their associated dishware through manual and machine cleaning methods. 

Cook (SO04)
Under general supervision, the Cook (SO04) independently prepares and serves a variety of hot and cold foods for our customers through a variety of stations and service methods.

Cook (SO06)
With the support of a Chef, the Cook (SO06) prepares a variety of standard and complex hot and cold food items including culinary specialties as assigned by management, for service in Meal Plan Operations, House Dining, cash, catering, and special events.

Food Service Worker
Under close supervision, the Food Service Worker, prepares and serves a variety of cold food items and beverages for our customers through a variety of stations and service methods. 

Lead Food Service Worker
Under general supervision, the Lead Food Service Worker will serve as a role model for the team by assisting with the preparation, delivery, and presentation of food items as well as coordinates work assignments, monitors food productions, and assists with operating the register in a variety of Dining unit(s).

The Chef works in direct support of the area Operations or General Manager overseeing culinary operations for their assigned unit(s), which may include retail, all-you-care-to-eat, or catering business.

Part-Time/Casual Dining Workers
All immediate positions are part-time casual (19 hours per week or less), non-benefits eligible. Hours and schedules are flexible and can include nights and weekends.

Cornell Dining includes more than 30 on-campus eateries, including multiple all-access dining rooms, cafés, coffee shops, food courts, retail convenience stores, concessions stands, a restaurant and catering services. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. See a short video with interior views of the new café and dining room construction [3:12]

From crafting holiday-themed meals to chef surprises and dining room special events, the Cornell Dining team of more than 400 skilled culinarians and front-line associates, and 600 student employees work hard every day to offer a variety of fresh and healthy food from all over the world.  Cornell Dining’s mission is a commitment to Nourishing the Future: both for our guests and for our team.

Cornell Catering

As a division of Cornell Dining, Cornell Catering is the preferred catering service for Cornell University events and is uniquely qualified to serve the entire Cornell community and beyond. We are proud to work for Cornell and place a strong emphasis on Cornell Pride; our focus on students is one of the many concepts that differentiate Cornell Catering from other caterers. With its team of experienced professional staff, Cornell Catering is a full-service caterer that provides incredible food and beverages to guests at formal banquets for thousands, elegant weddings for hundreds, or intimate dinners for a few. Over the past thirty-five years, Cornell Catering has worked with clients to create customized events that meet specific objectives and budgets.

Part-time/Casual Staff - Cornell Catering, Concessions, and Moakley House
Cornell Catering is currently hiring servers and bartenders to fill immediate needs! We are looking for highly motivated, outgoing, polite, engaged, service-minded individuals who care about where they work and the reputation it develops. All positions are 19 hours per week or less.   

Student jobs

Join the Cornell Dining student staff team! Great pay, free meals, flexible scheduling. No experience necessary.

You're also welcome to contact our student managers with any questions. Write to the

email addresses of the student managers for specific eateries you're interested in.