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Foodservice School Server Part-Time - Palatine

Kitchen | Northwest Suburbs | Part Time

Job Description

Gourmet Gorilla’s mission is to strive for a sustainable future for our children by providing local and sustainable school meals and healthier eating options! 

A successful candidate is one who is focused, competitive and driven by a passion for the mission to deliver good food to kids. You should have strong moral character, with a willingness and appreciation for open dialogue and transparency. An ability to facilitate or be part of a team is essential. Have an innate empathy with a keen interest in educating or being educated while building community in and around the organization. Someone who constantly strives for greatness through problem solving and innovation. Manage challenges with energy, balance and perseverance.


  • Basic food prep
  • Portioning a variety of food items and preparing orders sent out to schools
  • Preparing meals for service at schools
  • Ensure food quality standards are followed from delivery to re-therm to presentation of the final product, in a timely manner while providing excellent customer service
  • Committed to being punctual, adhering to the time and attendance policy
  • Set up and break down of breakfast and lunch line layout, work at an efficient pace
  • Ability to learn and execute the operation of kitchen equipment in a safe, efficient manner
  • Keep students informed of the scheduled menu and new items.  Get student customer feedback, (food quality, likes and dislikes) during non-service time (if allowed) and communicate information to management
  • Able to identify and effectively communicate any concerns while being solution oriented with issues that may affect food safety, quality and or the student customer experience


  • Experience with large scale food production
  • Superior attention to detail required
  • Knowledge of food safety and sanitation requirements 
  • Food sanitation required
  • Positive attitude, reliable, and flexible
  • Fluent in English (bi-lingual in Spanish is a plus)
  • Enjoy being around children
  • Strong communication skills
  • Clean background check
  • Basic Math/Arithmetic skills
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs

Job Details

  • Days: Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 2:00pm
  • Part-time, Immediate Hire


  • Please send a resume and a short statement of why you are interested and qualified for the job
  • Provide three references 

Gourmet Gorilla is an Equal Opportunity Employer and require background checks. Candidates will be required to show proof of right to work. We are looking for professional, mature, committed employees.