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Line Cook
Eataly Chicago
43 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL, United States
Line Cook at Eataly Chicago

Line Cook at Eataly Chicago

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Full Time • Hourly (13.00 - 18.00)
Expired on Nov 17, 2018

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2 years

Job Details

Job Title: Line Cook

FLSA Status: Hourly/Non Exempt

Job Purpose:

Responsible for all food items prepared in the restaurant kitchens of Eataly. Portions and prepares food items prior to cooking. Sautés, fries, or otherwise cooks food on the kitchen line. Other duties include plating and garnishing cooked items, preparing appropriate garnishes for fried or sautéed foods and preparing special requests. Responsible for maintaining a sanitary kitchen work station.

As an ambassador of Eataly products and services, the Line Cook is responsible for helping to create and maintain quality experiences for each guest that comes to Eataly. Eataly ambassadors are expected to actively engage with guests and spend quality time with each customer.


Essential Job Functions (Duties & Responsibilities) Description

1. Complies with all portion sizes, quality standards, department rules, policies and procedures.

2. Identifies and selects cuts of meat, poultry, shellfish, fish, game or vegetables used for frying or sautéing.

3. Prepares foods for frying, sautéing, and cooking.

4. Prepares garnishes for dishes.

5. Fries, sautés, or otherwise cooks food items and prepares pan sauces as appropriate.

6. Plates menu items along with appropriate garnish.

7. Maintains a sanitary work station that meets Department of Health standards.

8. Selects and uses knives, hand tools, utensils and equipment to portion, cut, slice, dip, batter, bread, whip, beat, maintain holding temperature, fry, sauté, or otherwise produce food in their station.

9. Adheres to all company and department procedures, policies, expectations and quality standards.


Minimum Qualifications

Two (2) years in a food preparation position.


Degree from a post-secondary culinary arts training program is desirable. Food Handler’s certificate is preferred.

Physical Effort

Must be able to exert well-paced mobility for periods of up to four hours in length. Must have the ability to lift pots, pans, etc., up to 40 pounds in weight. Must possess finger dexterity to use small tools adeptly. Must be able to follow instructions. Good knife skills are essential.

Mental Effort

Must have good working knowledge of food and food preparation. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with supervisors, employees, and dining room staff.

Tools or Equipment Used

Knives, hand tools, utensils and all standard commercial kitchen equipment.

Compensation details

Offering health, dental, and vision insurance, employee discount, daily staff meal, commuter benefits, plus multiple other perks and discounts.

Required Skills


Food Handlers Certificate

Food Safety Knowledge


General knife handling



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Vegetable cookery

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Part of Eataly North America

Eataly is the largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in the world! With various restaurants, our market sells the same quality products used by our chefs: cured meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, handmade pasta, pastries, coffee and tea, as well as dried pastas, sauces and olive oil. A cooking school, bookstore, housewares and beauty section makes it even easier to bring Italy home!

Here at Eataly, we have dedicated our daily lives to promoting a real understanding of high-quality food and drink. How lucky are we that we get to do what we love?

We encourage a culture of curiosity, passion, harmony, fun and honesty: Curiosity and passion for our products, services, guests and experiences; harmony between guests and staff and also amongst team members and finally, harmony on the plate (pairing simple regional food with complementary wines and beverages); and lastly, we place a daily emphasis on creating fun and honest interchanges with our guests and amongst our staff.

We seek service-minded, talented, and innovative individuals who can help us continue to offer our high standard of quality service. If you believe that by making healthier happier food choices, we will all reap many benefits both for our bodies and our minds and you find enjoyment in sharing your knowledge and your positive people skills with others in order to create quality experiences for our guests, we encourage you to apply.

Eataly offers exciting opportunities that will challenge your abilities, expand your skills and reward your contributions in an atmosphere that encourages both personal and professional growth for all.

Additionally, Eataly offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect and the challenge of contributing to the continued success of our organization.