Dining Employment

Work for Blugold Dining

Sodexo is the contracted food services provider for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Our main office is located downtown Eau Claire on the UW-Eau Claire campus in Davies Center. Sodexo employs roughly 100 full-time unionized staff and about 250 student employees.

Student Employment Opportunities

If you are looking for an exciting on-campus job that fits your schedule, you've found it!

Blugold Dining employs roughly 250 students and has a wide assortment of jobs available for you to choose from. You can work in one of our retail dining areas, the cafeteria or even catering. Jobs with Blugold Dining start at $9 per hour!

Convenient Hours - You can work up to 20 hours per week, with your work schedule tailored to you class schedule.

Complimentary Meals - You will receive a free meal when you work from the dining location where you are working.

Convenient Locations - You can work close to your residence hall, eliminating the hassle sometimes associated with off-campus employment.

Meet New Friends - We employ over 200 students, all over campus, making it easy to meet lots of new people.

Promotion Opportunities - Your student job could lead to a student manager position with Sodexo based on evaluations, commitment, teamwork and needs.

Additional Hours Available - Any student may sign up to help at catering events if they desire after talking to the Catering Director. Events are usually on weekends or evenings on campus. Students can sign up for shifts in the Blugold Dining office (Davies Center 250). Students working catering events are expected to provide their own white collared shirt, black dress pants and black shoes. Shifts during catering events range from 2 to 8+ hours. Previous wait staff experience is preferred, but any self motivated student is welcome to work.


Most student positions are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Previous retail food experience is not necessary - we will train you.

Required Documents - You will need to bring a Driver's License or State-issued ID Card, and your Social Security Card (or photocopy) with you to process your application. International students should also bring their Visa and Passport with them. Other forms of ID might also be acceptable - please call our office for details (715-836-5261).

Positions Available - You may sign up for different jobs on different days. For example, you may work at Riverview Café one day, work at Erbert & Gerbert's in Davies Center on another day and sign up to help out at a catering event whenever you would like.

Catering - Our catering department caters wedding receptions and other special events on campus throughout the year. Any student working for Dining Services may work for a catering event. Many events are in the evening or on weekends. Shifts are flexible and can range from 2 to 8+ hours long. You can email Travis at WELKETJ@uwec.edu.

Uniforms - Cost for your uniform is usually under $20 and can be paid for with cash/check or payroll deduction. Uniforms will be checked out to you when you complete your paperwork at our Davies Center office.

Schedules - When you sign up for a shift at a dining area, you will work that shift every week until the end of the semester, with the exception of weekend shifts. This way you can make your job part of your weekly schedule. If you sign up for a weekend position (Friday-Sunday) you only work every other weekend. We call it the 'A' and 'B' weekends. This gives you every other weekend off.

Time Off - If you need a day off you simply fill out a 'sub slip' in the dining area which you will work. These are posted and someone else can work your position (or you can work for someone else who would like a day off).

Paychecks - .All students are required to have direct deposit and are encouraged to enroll in paperless payroll.  Otherwise, check stubs are available for pickup on Fridays after 9 a.m. Please contact Chuck Schwie for details.

Sickness / Emergencies - If you are sick and cannot work, you need to call your manager as soon as possible so we can find a replacement for you. If you have a personal emergency, contact your manager as soon as you can so we know how long you will be gone.

Full Time Employment

Positions will be posted as they become available or call 715-836-5261. All jobs offer excellent benefits with pay between $10.43 and $11.00 per hour (depending on the position) after 60 days.

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

For detailed driving instructions to the UW-Eau Claire campus click here. Our office is located in Davies Center 250 on lower campus.

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