Cook-Daytime Monday-Friday- Community Cafe

3500 Lacey Road

Downers Grove, IL

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Cooper's Hawk will be operating the Community Cafe, located inside and servicing a large corporate office building. We are looking for Prep Cooks for daytime hours, Monday - Friday. Pay up to $15/hour along with Cooper's Hawk benefits (insurance, etc) and perks! The Café will operate Monday-Friday and will be responsible for all food production and service during breakfast and lunch hours. We offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for top performers who are committed operational excellence, innovation and building a team culture based on daily successes. We are looking for individuals who can cross-train and work multiple stations in a fast-pasted, independent manner. Community Café services include, but are not limited to; • Food and beverage catering services throughout building • Serve made-to-order breakfast daily • Operate taqueria, deli, pizza, grill and salad bar stations during lunch hours • Prep, cook, package and stock large variety of fresh grab-and-go items daily • Offer large selection of retail food and beverage items, maybe one day we will even sell Cooper’s Hawk wine! Prep Responsibilities: • Understand, execute and teach all aspects of Café food production and procedures in a structured, system driven kitchen environment • Monitor food levels, quality and cleanliness of all stations during lunch period • Follow recipes and prepare food items for breakfast and lunch service stations • Be proficient in all café operations including breakfast, taqueria, sandwich, grill, pizza and salad bar stations • Assist managers in developing a team of food safety champions through team collaboration to ensure all food safety/HACCP systems and standards are strictly adhered to and executed daily • Safely and efficiently use sharp knife in a fast-paced kitchen environment • Adhere to and maintain standing “zoning” procedures • Assist putting daily deliveries away accurately, rotate stock in cooler, freezer and dry storage area using the First In-First Out method while monitoring shelf life and code dates • Wash, rinse and sanitize items used in kitchen for prep, cooking and storage • Keeps dish area orderly and in compliance with safety standards. • Sweep and mop kitchen floors to ensure compliance with safety and sanitation standards. • Bus tables, check garbage and maintain cleanliness of the dining room area during lunch service
• At least 18 years of age • Illinois Food Handler certification • Experience with industrial dishwashing machines and 3-compartment sinks preferred • Experience working in chaotic, fast-paced, fun environment • Hard-working, reliable and a great team player • Guest focused, friendly, engaging and constantly learning • Ability to stand and walk for up to 8 hours per day • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds • Ability to exert fast-paced mobility for periods of up to 6 hours in length • Must be able to communicate in and read and understand English • Ability to be mobile for extended periods of time • Ability to perform essential functions with reasonable accommodation
At the Community Cafe', we care about our Team Members! We know you spend a lot of time at work, so we are committed to you living your best life – inside and out of work. Below is a summary of our benefit offerings*: • Competitive earning opportunities • Health and well-being offerings including: -2 medical insurance plans available through BCBS: PPO and High Deductible (with HSA) -Dental insurance through BCBS -Wellness Program allows for significant savings on medical premiums -Vision insurance through VSP -Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for both Health and Dependent Care -Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – free and confidential • Vacation Days •Employee Discounts & Complimentary uniforms *Certain benefits are contingent upon additional terms, other restrictions, and various eligibility requirements.