Dining Room Attendant

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 24, 2022
Posting Details

Posting Details

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Department Code

Minnowbrook Conference Center

Job Title
Dining Room Attendant

Blue Mountain Lake, NY

Pay Range
Commensurate with Experience

Staff Level

FLSA Status


Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type

Blue Mountain Lake, NY

Unionized Position Code
Not Applicable

Job Description

The Dining Room Attendant is responsible for serving guests in the dining room. This position greets and directs guests to rooms and training areas as well as assists with food prep with direction from the Chef and/or Director. In addition, this role assists with receiving merchandise and coordinates and monitors a wide variety of tasks including housekeeping areas.


Reasonable experience in food preparation and catering is helpful. Good customer service background required.

Job Specific Qualifications

Capable of working with internal and external teams and partners. Ability to work independently and under strict deadlines. This individual should exercise strong organizational skills, work independently, and be able to multi-task within a team environment.


Dining room tasks include preparing setup and clearing of dining room tables for each meal. Taking dinner orders, communicating any dietary restrictions or needs to the chefs. Serving meals and beverages to guests. Setup and breakdown of buffet line including cleaning and restocking. Maintain buffet during service communicating with chefs what food is needed. Cleaning of dining room including vacuuming after each meal. Keep bar area cleaned and stocked with paper goods, snacks, and water.

Customer Service – Greet and direct guests to rooms and training areas. Explain WiFi procedures and emergency contact information. Assist guests with any needs or problems that may arise.

Kitchen tasks include assisting with food prep with direction from the Chef and/or Director. Food prep consists of but not limited to washing fruits and vegetables; chopping, slicing and dicing fruits and vegetables; and plating. Assist with preparation of nightly bar appetizers. Assist with kitchen clean up including running of dish machine and putting dishes away. Follow all State health codes as well as Minnowbrook polices of proper food handling and storage.

Stocking – Assist with receiving merchandise, unloading or unpacking and stocking shelves. Maintain proper food rotation procedures.

Physical Requirements


Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit www.syracuse.edu.

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.

EEO Statement

Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

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