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“Certainly, dish room operations are critical for any dining or restaurant operation, and to have our managers and chefs not have to focus on that piece of it, from staffing to supervision, and even from the quality of the work and the cleanliness, is a big, big support.”
Jeff Scott

Director, Sodexo Dining at Ithaca College

For many years, Challenge Contract Staffing has been meeting the contract staffing needs of the two largest educational institutions in Tompkins County – while providing on-the-job training and career paths for people with barriers to employment.

Our fully supervised crews deliver hundreds of shifts per week to cover dish rooms and other dining room responsibilities for our customers. By focusing on delivering service to large dining hall operations, we’re able to let our customers focus on delivering balanced meals to students. When they engage our Contract Staffing business, customers know their dish rooms are running safely and efficiently and other staffing needs are being fulfilled.

And, we handle recruiting, payroll, insurance and day-to-day management for all of our crews, while meeting strict contract and legal requirements.

For all your Staffing needs please contact us by completing this form in as much detail as possible:

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We're hiring ON THE SPOT! Challenge is looking for eligible applicants to work on our teams at Cornell University, Ithaca College, and various other worksites in the community. This is an opportunity to work alongside great people and get your foot in the door at some of our area's largest and most desirable employers. Go to aboutchallenge.org today. ... See MoreSee Less

Were hiring ON THE SPOT! Challenge is looking for eligible applicants to work on our teams at Cornell University, Ithaca College, and various other worksites in the community. This is an opportunity to work alongside great people and get your foot in the door at some of our areas largest and most desirable employers. Go to aboutchallenge.org today.

7 QUESTIONS: TESS FRASER, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING SINCE 1/6/2020

Your first paid job was: "Working at a hardware store in Buffalo as a cashier."

I’m giving you $2,000 in cash, half to spend only on yourself and half to spend only on your team at work. You have until the end of the day to spend it. You buy: "A day of self-care at Mirbeau Inn & Spa Skaneateles, and for my team, I'd get them each some new plants––because plants make people happy––and then treat them to a wonderful in-person lunch––because I miss their faces terribly!"

In the movie of your life, the song playing during the opening credits will be: "'I Was Here' by Beyoncé."

And you’ll be played by: "Gal Gadot."

The most thought-provoking thing I’ve read in the last year was: "'A New Earth' by Eckhart Tolle––I've read it many times and I learn something new each time."

Your perfect pizza topping: "Fresh mozzarella and basil."

If you could spend three years in three different jobs, other than those you’ve ever had, you’d try being: "A yoga instructor, an author, and a farmer."
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7 QUESTIONS: TESS FRASER, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING SINCE 1/6/2020

Your first paid job was: Working at a hardware store in Buffalo as a cashier.

I’m giving you $2,000 in cash, half to spend only on yourself and half to spend only on your team at work. You have until the end of the day to spend it. You buy: A day of self-care at Mirbeau Inn & Spa Skaneateles, and for my team, Id get them each some new plants––because plants make people happy––and then treat them to a wonderful in-person lunch––because I miss their faces terribly!

In the movie of your life, the song playing during the opening credits will be: I Was Here by Beyoncé.

And you’ll be played by: Gal Gadot.

The most thought-provoking thing I’ve read in the last year was: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle––Ive read it many times and I learn something new each time.

Your perfect pizza topping: Fresh mozzarella and basil.

If you could spend three years in three different jobs, other than those you’ve ever had, you’d try being: A yoga instructor, an author, and a farmer.
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