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Career Fair July 29 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Discover a career at Cal Poly Campus Dining. On July 29 Campus Dining is hosting a career fair to introduce the many dynamic employment opportunities available to seasoned chefs as well as those looking for a start in the food service industry. Come tour the new, state-of-the-art Vista Grande Dining Complex on the Cal Poly campus in San Luis Obispo from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to learn more about working in this fast-paced, benefit-rich environment and enjoy a free meal.

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Now Hiring Full-Time Team Members

Are you interested in working in an inclusive, fast-pace environment with great benefits, advancement opportunities and holidays off? Complete the online application form below, and we’ll be in touch about the specific opportunities. If you still have questions, email [email protected]

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Always Looking for Fantastic Part-Time Employees

Looking for a fun, flexible job that works around your schedule? Complete the online application, and we will be in touch about the specific opportunities. If you still have questions, email [email protected]

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Joining Our Dynamic Team

Campus Dining employs approximately 1,500 people, including about 1,100 students each year, across 21 restaurants and markets throughout Cal Poly. The dynamic and fast-paced work includes a high volume of transactions and large production. It takes a ton of energy and a sturdy pair of shoes to serve 20,000 guests every day.

Campus Dining is a part of the Cal Poly Corporation, a self-supporting nonprofit created to support the university in its academic mission. Feeding the campus is a very important part of that mission. Campus Dining’s role is to make sure students get the food and nourishment they need to succeed in the classroom, lab, playing field and life. We do this by providing delicious, nutrient-dense food and friendly service.

We know happy employees make happy customers. So we strive to maintain an environment where employees enjoy coming to work every day.

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Available Opportunities

Campus Dining offers employment opportunities across our departments. These include:

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The Kind of People We are Looking For

Campus Dining seeks the most qualified individual to fill each job opening. We also look for people who have flexibility in their schedules. Campus Dining hours are varied and support the university’s academic calendar including academic breaks. Campus Dining is a great place for seasoned culinary professionals, students looking for flexible hours, as well as retirees and other non-students seeking part-time opportunities.

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The Benefits of Working With Us

From health and retirement benefits, to paid holidays and vacations, working at Campus Dining comes with numerous perks for full-time professionals. For students, working for Campus Dining offers flexible hours at locations throughout Cal Poly. Students can work up to 20 hours a week on campus, saving lots of time for class, studying and life. We understand that everyone's time is valuable and are happy to work with you to create a reasonable and flexible schedule. Other benefits include:

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For Full-Time Employees

Health Benefits

Our employees enjoy some of the best health benefits offered in the county.

Financial Benefits

Along with competitive wages, we offer other financial benefits including CalPERS retirement, a CalPERS 457 plan, and a 403(b) plan.

Additional Benefits

Working at the Cal Poly Corporation comes with special benefits including paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. View all benefits.

For Part-Time Employees

Free Meals

Free meals with each shift of five hours or more, or 50 percent off with each shorter shift. Not only does Campus Dining pay for your hard work, we also want to make sure that you are eating well.

Competitive Pay and Advancement

Gain leadership skills, management experience and pay increases with frequent promotion and growth opportunities.

Flexible Dress Code

Free uniform shirt/apron/cap but some flexibility to show some personal flair at work.

Fun and Social Work Environment

Opportunity to meet a cross section of the Cal Poly community.

No Experience Necessary

Build your resume and develop professional skills for your future career.

Other Perks

Make money during breaks in your class schedule and support your studies and overall college experience.

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