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Line Cook
The Second City
1616 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL
Line Cook at The Second City

Line Cook at The Second City

The Second CityMore Info

Part Time • Hourly $15.00
Expired on Jul 15, 2018

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About The Second City

As the world’s premier improvisational and sketch Comedy Theater, The Second City has been delighting audiences and producing award-winning entertainment for more than 50 years. The list of alumni that have emerged from our stages and training centers is a staggering who’s-who of North America’s entertainment legends. Today, The Second City Chicago offers performances 7 nights a week on three professional stages, with dining options available in our on-site 1959 Kitchen & Bar. The Second City has a history of providing highest quality entertainment options for all group segments.

Job Details

This position is for professional cooks looking to gain knowledge and experience in a fast-paced, creative atmosphere. We are looking for hard-working individuals who are enthusiastic to learn. A great attitude and hard work ethic go a long way. Please email your resume in response to this post. Absolutely NO phone calls and NO walk-in applications, please.


  • General Knife skills
  • Requires food preparation skills and knowledge of HACCP standards
  • Requires a minimum of 1 year of closely related cooking experience, work experience in high volume or fast casual dining restaurant environment preferred
  • Requires experience in a high end culinary position, i.e. Sous Chef or experience as a line cook with the ability to pass training as a sauté cook
  • Requires food knowledge pertaining to Soups, Sauté, Broiler, Fry, and Pantry
  • Requires the ability to speak, read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence and policy documents, as well as converse comfortably with individuals
  • Requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 40 lbs.
  • Requires the ability to bend, twist, and stand to perform normal job functions
  • Frequently immerses hands in water and water diluted with chemical solutions
  • Frequently works with sharp knives, utensils, and hot plates
  • Frequently works in hot environment
  • Comfortable working with a team in a fast-paced kitchen environment (theaters orders are placed at once - individual must enjoy the "rush" of a fast-paced kitchen)


Required Skills



Enforcement Of Safety / Sanitation Standards

General knife handling

Gluten Free


Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation

On-site Special Events


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