Earhart Dining (30010206)

Lead Cook, Dining Services

About Our Opportunity:

The Lead Cook for Dining Services will serve as a leader/coach/mentor for high volume food station in a large, multi-faceted, fast paced, collegiate food operation. This role will work in a variety of areas in the operation and continuously orient, train, and mentor full-time and student employees in safety, culinary techniques, safe food handling, and equipment operation. The Team Lead works independently using expert culinary and organization skills, while communicating effectively throughout each shift with guests, employees, and supervisors. Daily tasks may include grilling, frying, assembling recipes, and food preparation. 


What We're Looking For:


  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Two years of experience in food service, hospitality, or in a high volume, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to read, write, weigh, measure, and perform basic math functions.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and plan and organize as needed.
  • Ability to work with others, particularly individuals from differing backgrounds and views.
  • Ability to pass the Food Handler’s examination, ServSave, and AllerTrainU within 3 months of hire.
  • A passion for food and culinary work with the knowledge of food sanitation, cross-contact, and allergy protocols.


  • ServSafe Certification

Additional Information:  

  • Due to this being a full-time, benefits eligible position, full-time undergraduate students are not eligible for this role. For student employment opportunities, CLICK HERE
  • 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 

We believe that human capital is one of our most important resources and worth the investment. Purdue Dining & Culinary can offer you a great job fit and room to grow in your career path. We offer
Development & Advancement Opportunities, Heath Insurance & Tuition Reduction, Paid Time Off & 10 Vacation Days in Your First Year.

It’s not just burgers and fries. We educate, we collaborate, we support co-curricular learning and develop great relationships with the students we serve.  We’re looking for people who understand that it’s more than just a job. It’s a way to impact Purdue and the world around us. Production coordinators, prep cooks, lead cooks, team leads, and supervisors. We’re a team of Boilermakers on a mission. Join us.