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Feed your future!

Experience an Award-Winning Program

Dining Services is the largest employer on campus with hundreds of salaried employees and over 1600 student employees.

Individuals that choose to work for Dining Services experience a great work environment with competitive pay and chances for advancement.

Our staff is the driving force behind our progressive programming and the continuation of our award-winning dining program.

Dining Services maintains a tradition of award-winning programming, venues, and service.

We have been in the top ten of the Princeton Review for eighteen years, #2 in Niche, and #6 College Power Players in 2021 from Food Management!

Learn more about our awards here.

Salary Positions

At least 1-2 years of experience in a professional kitchen preferred for starting positions.

Click here for current open positions.

Line Cook & Pastry Culinarian

$15.25/hr | $31,270/yr

Lead Cook & Pastry Culinarian Sr.

$16.00/hr | $33,280/yr

First Cook & First Baker

$17.50/hr | $36,400/yr

Sous Chef & Pastry Sous Chef

$19.25/hr | $40,040/yr

Chef de Cuisine & Pastry Chef

$46,000 - $50,000/yr

Executive Chef

$48,000 - $55,000/yr

Hourly Wage Positions

No experience necessary.

Non-Student Wage Positions

beginning at $15.00+/hr

Learn More

Still have questions about employment with Dining Services?

Contact Dining Services Central Hiring by calling 540-231-2670 or emailing dininghiring@vt.edu

Email Student Affairs Human Resources at dsahr@vt.edu

Call Human Resources at 540-231-2784, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. & 5 p.m.

Employee Appreciation Events and Development

Dining Services gives back to its staff during events and programs during the year to show staff the appreciation they deserve. Training and development courses and training weeks occur at multiple times during the year.

Opportunities for Advancement

As a salary or wage employee, you will gain valuable career skills as a leader, working on a team, learning professional responsibility, and customer service. These skills can be applied directly when advancing within, or translate into a wide variety of career goals for your future.

Benefits

All employees receive a free meal voucher for each 4+ hour shift worked

Salary position benefits include:

  • Encourage and aid staff with ACF accreditation
  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance with optional dental and vision
  • VRS retirement plan
  • 403(b) and 457 (b) savings plan with employer cash match
  • Health and wellness benefits

Learn about more benefits here.

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