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Part-Time Food Service Worker S04 - ILR School, Cornell University

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Food Services
The ILR School is seeking a part time Kitchen Assistant for the Conference Center.

This position provides all services pertaining to set-ups for catering service functions, material handling, food preparation and cleanliness of the ILR Conference Center Kitchen and Cafe.

Under the general direction of the Head Cook, in conjunction with the Conference Center Manager, be readily available and aware of customers' needs and wants with positive, impeccable hospitality. The Kitchen Assistant oversees sanitation and dishwashing. Provides custodial needs within the kitchen and organizes storage, food service areas and other areas needing attention. Responsible for monitoring and notifying the Head Cook of broken equipment and low stock items. Receive and sign for deliveries; carefully monitor any deliveries for perished foods, dented cans, broken items and overcharges. Responsible for proper rotation and placement of all delivered food and miscellaneous items. The Kitchen Assistant must be available to prepare and oversee all requests for assistance from the Head Cook; these requests will vary on a daily basis. The assistant needs to develop knowledge of the recipes and responsibilities of the Head Cook, for daily assistance and to fill in whenever necessary. Additionally, this position will be required to assist Conference Center staff and the Conference Center Manager with various responsibilities as needed such as, setting up and cleaning of conference rooms and assisting with event preparation.

This is a part-time, 20 hour a week, benefits eligible, bargaining unit position that falls under the UAW contract.

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

More information about the ILR School can be obtained at our web site,


  • High School Diploma with 3-4 years of related food service experience in basic food preparation, food presentation/set-up and kitchen maintenance and sanitation or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with customers and other staff members.
  • Ability to be a team leader when immediate supervisor is not in attendance (oversee student staff).
  • Demonstrated time management skills are essential, as well as the ability to multi-task.
  • Possess the ability to be pro-active and anticipate upcoming needs of various events.
  • Must have experience working in a team-based environment.
  • Training in sanitation and health guidelines necessary.
  • Must conduct business in a professional manner and represent the School in a customer-friendly and professional manner.
  • Demonstrated proficiency working with Word and Excel.
  • Night and weekend work as needed.
  • Punctuality and exemplary attendance record is essential.
  • Will require adherence to ILR Conference Center dress code and hygiene requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to plan a menu is preferred for emergency situations.
  • Experience in outlook helpful.

No relocation assistance or visa sponsorship provided for this position.

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University Job Title:

Food Service Worker S04



Pay Rate Type:



Contract College

Contact Name:

Tonya Eiklor

Number of Openings:


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