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Prep Cook I (Entry Level)

Food for Thought Northbrook, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.


Food for Thought seeks a skilled and motivated Cook I (Entry-Level Cook) to join the Prep Team.

What Does That Really Mean?

  • Is able to accurately and efficiently produce (in high volume) for all cold station prep lists: Wet pack, Dry Pack, Cold Garnish, Cold HDV
  • Exhibits proper knife skills, portion accuracy, labeling, storage and communication skills
  • Visually inspects, selects and uses only food items of the highest quality in the preparation of all menu items
  • Checks and controls the proper storage of product and portion control
  • Works efficiently and maintains a clean orderly station
  • Completes all opening and closing tasks
  • Completes prep lists in allotted time frame
  • Ensures all equipment in working areas is clean and in proper working condition
  • Trains incoming production staff
  • Minimizes waste. Distributes waste products properly (garbage, compost, recycling)

Are You THE ONE??

  • Basic working knowledge of the fundamentals of cooking, kitchen equipment operation, safety and sanitation
  • Basic mathematical skills necessary to understand recipes, measurements, requisition amounts and portion sizes.
  • Effective communication skills to collaborate with other team members
  • Effective organizational skills to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must provide valid Food Handler or Food Service Manager Certificate

If you answered YES to the final question, APPLY NOW! Your most fulfilling career move is just a click away!!


Food for Thought

Why Work Here?

When food matters. You matter.

Food For Thought is widely recognized among the areas elite off premise catering and food service management companies. For more than 30 years, our commitment to excellent service, innovative cuisine and contemporary presentation has won the admiration of both our clients and peers. Our recipe for success is simple; we consistently provide delicious food and gracious hospitality.


333 Pfingsten Rd. Northbrook, IL 60062
Northbrook, IL