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Lead Line Cook

Kitchen | Gourmet Gorilla | Full Time

Job Description

Seeking a dedicated lead cook experienced in big batch cooking to join a high volume kitchen specializing in school lunches cooked from scratch. Will be using large-scale equipment. However, finesse and attention to detail on is vital. Must have great knife skills, speed, accuracy and knowledge of food safety and sanitation requirements; sanitation certificate a plus.

This position reports directly to the sous chef. A good example of what we do is taking a home recipe that serves six and scaling it up to serve 2,000 kids. Large-scale cook-chill experience required. Please send a resume and a short statement of why you qualify for the job.

Job Details:

  • Hours: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Days: Monday-Friday
  • Location: 1200 W Cermak
  • Pay: DOE
  • Start: Immediately
  • Employee gym on site, free yoga and ESL classes on site, frequent company parties, exciting environment and friendly staff 
  • Benefits packages available

Job Duties:

  • Large scale cooking; scaling recipes according to production demand.
  • Manage and motivate a kitchen of 50-60 multicultural employees
  • Ensure safe and timely production, including food safety, sanitation, correct cooking, holding chilling time and temperature
  • Implement quality control checks and advise on SOPs
  • Experience with HACCP a plus
  • Report incorrect recipes and improve consistency of methods carried out by team


  • 2-3 years kitchen management experience
  • Responsible, reliable, and diligent worker able to work with little supervision
  • Bi-lingual a plus
  • Ability to read and write English