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Rochester Institute of Technology Junior Sous Chef in Rochester, New York


Position Title:

Junior Sous Chef



Job Responsibilities:

Current anticipated hours are Tuesday-Saturday 7:30AM-4PM.

Additionally, flexible scheduling/work hours may be required during break week, summer and intercession. In addition, large institute events may require additional hours (such as commencement (graduation) and Imagine RIT Festival).

Your recipe for success includes these responsibilities:

  • Responsible to all customers and co-workers to provide excellent service in a friendly, sincere and courteous manner.

  • Work closely with the manager to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction

  • Communicate effectively with staff, student employees, management team members and the general public

  • Responsible for production of food menu items. Assist Sous Chef with the direction, supervision and training of all production staff.

  • Monitor food production to maintain proper cooking, portioning and appearance at all times.

  • Control amounts produced in a reasonable and timely manner.

  • Resolve problems affecting production, food quality and presentation.

  • Work with the Sous Chef for creative menu planning and execution in collaboration with production staff

  • Strive to reduce waste and optimize the profitability of the food service unit working within budget guidelines

  • Ensure cleanliness, sanitation and safety of unit and equipment as well as proper storage, rotation and labeling of items

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Requisition Number:



Finance & Administration

Required Application Documents:

Curriculum Vitae or Resume

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Additional Details:

In compliance with NYS's Pay Transparency Act, the salary range for this position is listed above. Rochester Institute of Technology considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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How To Apply:

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Required Qualifications:

  • 3 years of varied cooking experience including high volume and fine dining

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver exceptional customer service.

  • Strong communication (verbal, written, interpersonal) skills and an ability to communicate effectively with a diverse constituency.

  • Strong time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills.

  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines and manage competing priorities.

  • Must be adaptable to a frequently changing environment and ability to adhere to professional standards in stressful situations.

  • Possess a passion for food

  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft outlook and menu management systems

  • General knowledge of kitchen equipment including but not limited to: 20 Qt mixer, Convection oven, turbo chef, combi oven, steam kettle, charcoal grill, fryer, dishwasher, knife skills

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous allergy cooking or training desired but not required.

Department/College Description:

About RIT Dining

RIT Dining supports all meal plans both on campus and at select off campus locations. We are looking for a high energy team member that enjoys working in a busy environment serving customers. The successful candidate will need to be able to work with a diverse student work force which may include of deaf / hard of hearing, and internationals students. Hours would change for breaks, intersession and summer semester. This position may support serving from 1500 to over 3000 customers (faculty, staff and students) in any one location on a daily basis.


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What do we believe at RIT?:

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package ( that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

Work Location:

Henrietta Campus — 100%

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