Element Collective

Cook - Old Town Social

Chicago, IL - Part Time to Full Time

POSITION OVERVIEW: Prepares, seasons, and cooks soups, meats, vegetables, desserts, and other foodstuffs for consumption.


  • Reads menu and prep lists to estimate food preparation requirements
  • Fills out prep lists in accordance with managements wants
  • Regulates temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, roasters, and steam kettles
  • Measures and mixes ingredients according to recipe to meals
  • Bakes, roasts, broils, and steams meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods
  • Observes and tests foods being cooked by tasting, smelling, and taking temperature
  • Supervises other cooks and kitchen employees
  • Washes, peels, cuts, and shreds vegetables and fruits
  • Puts away prepared product in appropriately sized and clearly labeled/dated containers


  • High school diploma or equivalent education
  • Vocational training from a culinary school
  • Some experience preferred
  • Ability to take initiative and problem solve
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to actively engage in conversations with clients
  • Ability to present oneself as well as the company in a professional manner
  • Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills and customer service skills required
  • Meets challenges resourcefully
  • Observes all safety and security procedures
  • Commits to long hours of work to complete tasks when necessary


  • Regularly required to stand
  • Regularly required to use hands
  • Regularly required to talk or hear
  • Exposure to extreme heat
  • The noise level in the work environment usually is loud

COMPENSATION PACKAGE: Hourly rate + tremendous opportunity to grow within Old Town Social and Element Collective.

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