Job Description
Req Id:  27812
Job Title:  Cook, Dining Services
City:  W Lafayette
Job Description: 

About Our Opportunity:

As a Cook, you will; perform a variety of food service responsibilities as assigned by Dining Court Manager, Assistant Manager, Chef or higher level food service worker.  Rotate among several food service areas and work independently as needed. Tasks may include food production, cooking, baking, bussing, serving food, setting up stations, and maintaining a clean organized work environment.


We are currently primarily hiring evening shifts, but limited day shifts are also available. Evening hours range from 1:00pm and 10:00pm depending on dining court hours of operation.


What Sets Us Apart: 
We are fueling the future and building community, where everyone has a seat at the table. We design culinary experiences to meet the needs of the Purdue campus community. By crafting a residential dining experience and fostering community building, we are an essential support system for the well-being of students with compassion that goes beyond the meal. We champion each step Boilermakers take on their academic journey and impact the Student Experience through service, quality and care for every individual.  


This is a year-round position. Benefits begin on day one of employment and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, Purdue matched retirement plans, paid vacation, paid sick time, free meal with every shift, free uniform including shoes, PPE equipment, tuition assistance for you or your family at Purdue University, free tuition for Purdue University Global, and much more. Please visit for more information.


What We’re Looking For: 


  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Stable work or education history 
  • Work standards and productivity
  • Strong written/oral communication skills and ability to build interpersonal and intercultural relations
  • Independent decision making and dependability
  • Knowledge of sanitation
  • Ability to meet daily deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from different viewpoints and backgrounds


Additional Information:

  • Due to this being a full-time, benefits eligible position, full-time undergraduate students are not eligible for this role
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary, CLICK HERE
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position   
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position 
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime) 
  • Retirement Eligibility: Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan 
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply 
Posting Start Date:  7/16/24