Culinary Utility (full-time)

College of the Holy Cross
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 2, 2022

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

Perform various duties to provide meals and services to students and guests following established practices and procedures. Major responsibilities include performing a variety of cleaning, washing and sanitizing duties including cleaning pots, pans, machinery, equipment, utensils, floors, etc., following prescribed routines and practices. Other responsibilities include assisting with the set-up and clean-up of catered events and performing other similar tasks as required or requested.

Essential Functions:
  • Set up and operate dish machine and other cleaning equipment. Follow chemical labels and instructions on all cleaning supplies per MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) and perform proper handling of equipment.

  • Maintain assigned work area in a neat and orderly manner. Sweep and clean designated areas as needed. Pick up and dispose of trash, debris, garbage, and waste to ensure cleanliness and sanitation.

  • Assist in cleaning dining and serving rooms. Stock and maintain all silver ware, plates, napkins and condiment container and dispensers. Clean and sanitize all tables, counters, and equipment and service areas following established procedures.

  • Have production units and service areas set for established hours of operation.

  • Organize and collect equipment for catered events and assist in special functions as needed.

  • Communicate defective or unsafe equipment/products as well as unusual situations to managers and supervisors.

  • Observe and follow all safety rules, practices and procedures.

  • Have the ability to work safely and effectively with various types of foods that may contain allergens such as wheat, eggs, nuts, tree nuts, dairy, fish, shellfish and soy.

  • Participate and practice in annual training classes involving sanitation, customer service, team building, food allergy awareness and other required training mandated by the Human Resource Department.

  • Exhibit welcoming professionalism towards guests, team members and the college community.

  • Ability to frequently lift up to 25 pounds; occasionally lift up to 50-100 pounds.

  • Ability to organize work areas and stay ahead of schedule.

  • Perform other similar or related duties as required or requested.


To mitigate the spread and effects of COVID-19, and as an integral part of its public health and safety measures, College of the Holy Cross requires that all successful applicants show proof of full, up-to-date vaccination (including a booster dose once eligible) by an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine before beginning employment, unless an accommodation exempting the applicant from this policy has been granted. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation based on a disability or sincerely-held religious belief should inform Human Resources after an offer of employment is extended; please do not include any medical, genetic, or religious information in your application materials.
  • One year of previous experience in food service is preferred but not required.

  • ServSafe Food Safety training is preferred but not required. If training is not up-to-date, training will be provided and must be completed upon 3-6 months from date of hire.

  • Food allergy training is preferred but not required. If training is not up-to-date, training will be provided and must be completed upon 3-6 months from date of hire.

  • Good customer service and appropriate communication skills are needed in order to provide a welcoming, professional and safe environment for students and guests.

  • Upon hiring the following additional training must be completed on a yearly basis: Title IX Harassment Prevention training and Data Security Awareness training

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Dining Service employees can select one free meal during their shift. The College also offers a competitive benefits package for full-time staff, including:
  • pension plan
  • NEW - condensed summer 4-day work week
  • tuition benefits
  • wellness programs & ongoing Training and Development opportunities
  • free parking and free use of the athletic/fitness facilities
  • generous paid time off
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The College of the Holy Cross is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

Application Instructions:

Please attach resume and cover letter if possible, otherwise, please submit an online application.

In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide examples of any past work that illuminate your commitments in these areas. For more information, please visit

Should you be a candidate for further consideration after hiring manager review, you will be contacted by a human resources representative.

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