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Cook (full-time)

College of the Holy Cross
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 2, 2022
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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 diversified duties to prepare and cook a variety of meals and foods for students, patrons and the Jesuit Community following standard practices and procedures. Work from written or verbal orders and instructions, menus, recipes, and charts. Operate ovens, grills, mixers, meat slicers and other similar items. Plan and perform cooking of items to coincide with serving schedule time table. Observe and obey sanitation rules, practices, and procedures. Detect and report defective and unsafe equipment and materials as well as unusual situations to the supervisor. Observe and obey all safety rules, practices and procedures.

Essential Functions:
  • Perform various duties in preparation to provide meals for catered services for students, guests and members of the Jesuit community following established practices and methods

  • Must follow all recipes, production and service records in compliance with department, sanitation, and safety standards

  • Serve guests and assist in food production, stocking and rotating product

  • Setting up and cleaning food production and service areas following proper sanitation standards

  • Responsibilities also include the use of a slicing machine, grill, fryolator, pizza oven, stir fry equipment and/or similar types of equipment

  • Assist in the set-up, execution and clean-up of catered events as needed

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

Available Shifts
  • Ref #1444: Kimball Main, Thursday-Monday, 6:00am-2:30pm.
  • Ref #1461: Kimball Main, Thursday-Monday, 12pm-8:30pm.
  • Ref #1481: Kimball Main, Friday-Tuesday, 6:00am-2:30pm
These positions are full-time, non-exempt. Shifts are subject to change based on the needs of the dining services department.


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.
  • Previous experience in food and catering service preferred
  • Certification in ServSafe (food safety/sanitation) and experience in allergy meal prep preferred.
  • Good customer service and communication skills necessary to have a welcoming, friendly, and professional manner
  • Ability to frequently lift 25 pounds, occasionally lifting up to 50 or 100 pounds with assistance

Additional Information:

The College is committed to providing competitive market pay for its employees. The hourly rate for this position is $18. 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
Click here to learn more.

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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