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Prep Cook
Smoque BBQ
3800 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641, United States
Smoque BBQ hiring Prep Cook in Chicago, IL

Smoque BBQ hiring Prep Cook in Chicago, IL

Smoque BBQMore Info

Full/Part Time • Hourly ($17.00 - $19.00) plus tips
Expired: Jun 20, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

1 year

Job Details
SMOQUE BBQ is currently looking for Full Time or Part Time PREP COOKS to join our team. This is a general kitchen position that is responsible for preparing quality food based on our recipes. Prior kitchen or cooking experience is required. 

Smoque (smok) BBQ is a neighborhood kind of place that cooks up BBQ good enough to make it a true destination. We've operated in the Old irving Park neighborhood for just over 16 years. For more information on Smoque BBQ, please visit our website at

Recently voted best BBQ in Illinois by Yelp!

Summary of Position
This PREP COOK role is responsible for multiple tasks in the kitchen. They are;
  1. Line Support
    1. During operating hours the Line Cooks will call out for food items they need replenished, put in the oven or on the stove in order to not interrupt the guest order flow. The Prep Cooks are responsible for supporting the line in these tasks and ensuring food quality prior to items being moved to the line.
  2. Food Preparation
    1. Preparing food items based on daily par levels according to published recipes. This would include pre-prep tasks to assist other prep shifts in being prepared for their tasks. Always making sure the next shift is setup to succeed and teamwork are extremely important.
  1. Must be available to be scheduled for shifts of various lengths between the hours of 6am-10pm Tuesday through Sunday.
  2. Must be on time and dependable. 
  3. Weekend availability is mandatory. No exceptions. This is when we are the busiest.
  1. Be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  2. Be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  3. Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time.
    1. Shifts can last anywhere from 4-10 hours, but breaks are provided according to company policies and state laws.
  4. Work well in a team environment and be willing to communicate regulary with other prep staff to accomplish a common goal.
  5. Food Handler's Certification is a plus and will be required once hired.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($17.00 - $19.00) plus tips

Estimated Weekly Tips: $100

Benefits & Perks: Paid Time Off, Dining Discounts

Required Skills


Positive Attitude


Food Prep

Line Support

Cooking Experience

Cleaning / Sanitation

Food Safety Knowledge

Lifting up to 50 pounds

Lifting heavy objects

Prepping Ingredients

Food Handler's Certification (Preferred)

Standing for long periods

Basic Knife Skills

Advanced Knife Skills

Time Management

Safety and Sanitation



Food Handler's Certification

Attention to Detail

Food Handler Certification

Following Recipes

Can Lift Up to 50 Lbs

Kitchen Equipment Use

Knife Skills

Work In a Fast-Paced Environment

Organizational Skills

Standing for Long Periods of Time

Food Preparation

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