A forward-thinking Chef who is passionate about cooking with a focus on nutrition, presentation and safe food handling procedures for University of North Dakota athletic teams. The chef is responsible for preparing both hot and cold food items, soups, sauces and entrees, along with a variety of duties related to kitchen operations like ordering and shopping for fresh products. This is a full-time year round position with benefits. It would require you to work a variety of hours including nights, weekends, holidays and long hours on game days.


  • Prepare breakfast, lunch, dinner and post-game meals for athletic teams as scheduled.
  • Prepare foods under the direction and guidance of a nutritionist that will aid in menu planning.
  • Implement best practices consistent with current sports-science food preparation strategies.
  • Display food under appropriate hot or cold conditions as per standards.
  • Order and shop for all products needed for team meals, using fresh ingredients when possible.
  • Maintain appropriate portion control and food cost.
  • Keep counter and floor in work area clean and free of debris.
  • Comply with department and company policies and procedures.
  • Comply with sanitary practices for food handling, general cleanliness and maintenance of kitchen and/or banquet areas (this will include dishwashing at times).
  • Maintain an organized and orderly weekly schedule.
  • Explore, create and share ideas for new menu items or operational procedures.
  • Perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as needed.


Education/Training: Minimum of two years’ experience cooking in a full service restaurant or similar facility. Experience using common kitchen equipment such as flat top grill, char broiler, fryer, steamer, convection oven, etc. Have a ServSafe Certification, or become ServSafe certified within 90 days of hire.

Knowledge/Skills: Ability to understand and implement written and verbal instructions. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Must be able to communicate in a professional manner to customers and co-workers. Ability to figure out food costs on prepared items. Dedicated to food quality and control.

Physical demands and work environment: Majority of time spent on your feet. Have to be able to move 100 pounds and push carts up to 400 pounds.

Special Requirements: This position would require you to work a variety of hours including nights, weekends, holidays and long hours on game days. Preference given to those with sports-science or sports-nutrition background or experience.

Please send resume and cover letter to: Ralph Engelstad Arena, Attn: Stacy, One Ralph Engelstad Arena Drive, Grand Forks, ND 58203, or email to [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed immediately. Compensation depending on qualifications and experience.



Sioux Shop

Seeking professional part-time retail positions within in a fast-paced, service-oriented retail environment. Candidates should be reliable, flexible, passionate, & dedicated to providing exceptional levels of customer service. Hours will vary based on event calendar.

Logistics Team Member

Duties include: Receive orders and stock items into stands. Set-up stands, portables, and beer portables for events. Run logistics during men's hockey games, concerts, and other large events. Must be able to be on your feet for 8-10 hours and lift up to 50 lbs.

Event Staff

The following departments have openings for the upcoming event season.  These part-time jobs are mainly on Friday and Saturday evenings during UND hockey games and other events.

  • Concessions
    -Cook: prepare and cook all hot food items in concession stands and is responsible for kitchen clean up and dishes. Cooks are also responsible for boiling out fryers and cleaning grills.
    -Concession worker: Takes orders from customers, fills orders and handles the money transactions. Workers also help with prep work, clean up and inventory in the stand.
    -Stand Manager: Manages and overseas a concession stand and assures that the stand serves quality food items, follows sanitation requirements, and gives the customer top quality service.
    -Red Pepper Worker: Responsible for making grinders, tacos, and tostadas from this Grand Forks staple. Must be able to work all hockey games.
  • Parking
    Direct guests where to park upon arrival at the arena.

To apply for any of these positions, complete the job application below.  For additional information about any of these positions contact Stacy Schlieman 701.777.6607.


Non-Profit Groups

You can work at the Ralph to raise funds for your charitable organization! Opportunities exist in concessions and cleaning. Call Chris Lauber at 701.777.3105 for information on a group run concession stand or call Scott Polley at 701.777.6088 for information on group cleaning following events.

For additional information on open positions at Ralph Engelstad Arena contact Stacy Schlieman 701.777.6607

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