Become part of our team.

University Housing & Dining Services is seeking culinary professionals to join us in our mission: to engage with students, enrich their lives, and help them thrive.

Join us at our upcoming job fair.  February 15th, 10am - 2pm at University Plaza, 1600 SW Western Blvd in Corvallis.

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Learn more about UHDS

Our philosophy:

The UHDS Culinary Team is committed to providing an inspirational culinary experience through a food-first philosophy: integrating nutrition, quality, and passion in food. This team is dedicated to sustainable practices, food innovation, and supportive work environments. Food is a voice to expressing these values along with educating students, staff, guests, and the OSU community.

About our department:

University Housing & Dining Services houses over 4,800 students and offers a variety of living and dining options in 15 residence halls, three dining centers, more than a dozen retail and coffee shop locations across campus, a market, and a limited number of family apartments.

See our dining locations.

UHDS is an auxiliary enterprise which is funded solely by customers who use our services — we receive no State or General fund allocation.

UHDS is committed to an appreciation for diversity, and fosters an open, respectful, and enjoyable living, learning, and working environment.

A personal and professional commitment to providing excellent customer service and creating inclusive environments is a core value of University Housing and Dining Services.

 Culinary Jobs at Oregon State

Food Service Worker 2

10-month position

  • Entry level needing only 1 year of commercial food service experience
  • Works both food prep, utility, and customer service
  • Performs routine tasks
  • Helps train students
Food Service Worker 3

 10-month position

  • Leadership role within a micro restaurant
  • Performs non-routine tasks
  • Requires 3 years of commercial food service experience, or a degree
  • Directs students and Food Service Worker 2
  • Typically used in the front-of-the-house
Cook 1

10-month position

  • Prepares simple menu items from standardized recipes based on the daily production list
  • Requires 1 year experience or a culinary certificate
Cook 2

12-month position

  • Leadership role within a micro restaurant, or area
  • Orders and coordinates food production within a micro restaurant
  • Reviews work of others and provides training
  • Requires 2 years of commercial cooking experience, or a degree
Food Service Coordinator

12-month position

  • Leadership role within a dining center as an assistant to the assistant managers or Chefs
  • More an administrative position than a culinary position
  • Requires 2 years of commercial food service experience with increasing responsibility
Sous Chef

professional faculty

  • Leadership role within a dining center as an assistant to the Chef de Cuisine
  • More culinary position than administrative
  • Typically for those interested in a culinary path
  • Involved in recipe updating and creation
  • At least 1 direct report employee
  • Requires 2 years of culinary and leadership experience and a degree or culinary certificate
Assistant Manager

professional faculty

  • Leadership role within a dining center
  • Typically the key person for student hiring, training and scheduling
  • Requires 3 years of commercial food service experience with increasing responsibility
Pay and Benefits

Oregon State University offers competitive pay and benefits that include health insurance, retirement plans, paid vacation and sick leave, and a tuition discount program for employees and their eligible dependents.


Employee Resources


Collective bargaining units for OSU food service workers

Classified staff members at Oregon State University are represented by SEIU503 Local, Oregon's public services and care provider union.

Collective bargaining and dues

How to join SEIU

Handbook for classified employees

Application tips

When applying for positions at Oregon State, you must use the Oregon State University hiring portal.

Click to view or download tips on navigating the portal and the application process.


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