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Careers at Purdue Dining & Culinary

Are you ready to make a difference in a job that can help you grow as a leader while providing you real world experience and a flexible schedule? Join the team that nourishes and inspires the Purdue Community.




Looking for a paycheck, real-world work experience, and a flexible schedule that fits your busy life? Purdue Dining & Culinary offers students all of these things and more, boosting your bank account while giving you valuable experience that employers are looking for after graduation.

Earn a paycheck without having to leave campus     

Decide how many working hours are comfortable for you

Opportunities for advancement

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Ready to jump in with both feet?

If you participate in Jumpstart, you get to begin your employment and move into your residence hall six days BEFORE Boiler Gold Rush (BGR).
Bonus: Purdue Dining & Culinary pays the early arrival cost, provides meals, and move-in assistants.
You’ll train in specific job tasks, learn how to balance work and classes, get to know campus, and make new friends. You’ll even be eligible to get a refund on BGR fees if you work the required number of shifts through BGR.


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But don’t take our word for it. Here is what people had to say about the experience:

"Before I began Jumpstart, I was nervous to start my new life as a college student. I had no friends yet because I was moving in so early. I didn't’t know how I was going to adjust to being away from my parents for so long. It was all so sudden, and I wasn't’t sure if I was going to be ready. Once we started Jumpstart, I knew that I made the right choice. We got to do so many fun things, from team building exercise at Cary, to game night in Harrison. I definitely won’t forget the memories and the great times thanks to the fantastic mentors. They were there to help us learn not only for our job but also college life and Purdue in general. I would definitely recommend doing Jumpstart."

Austin Martinez, Windsor Dining Court


"Jumpstart was an amazing opportunity for me! Not only was it a fun experience to bond with the team I will be working with throughout my time here, but it was quite practical as well. It was a chance to find my way around campus before the majority of incoming freshman arrived, making it much easier to get around and much less confusing than if I had arrived later for BGR. Definitely take the opportunity if it arises, because both the work experience and the general knowledge of the campus you gain during this time is invaluable."

Justin Cherry, Wiley Dining Court


Full/Part-Time Careers

Looking for more than your average food service job? 

From cook to dishwasher to catering, the opportunities available across our units are as diverse as our work force. Purdue Dining & Culinary can offer you a great job fit and room to grow in your career path.

  • Development & Advancement Opportunities
  • Heath Insurance & Tuition Reduction
  • Paid Time Off & 10 Vacation Days in Your First Year

Full-time and part-time, positions with benefits are available in many units. Hourly positions include production coordinators, grill cooks, bakers, prep cooks, team leads, clerks, drivers, warehouse and customer service associates. 

Our dining court team provides the taste and feeling of home for student residents in six locations. The Central Production kitchen produces grab-and-go items and delivers food to other units.

Working behind the scenes to keep Purdue Dining & Culinary running smoothly, the Central Culinary and Strategic Support team manage purchasing functions, deliver food across campus, and support our menu management software. 

Leading these teams in salaried positions, are supervisors, executive sous chefs, supervisors, purchasing agents, managers and administrators.

Ready to apply? Of course you are! Click on the button below to view available positions. 

Apply Today!