Oak View Group

Union Cook 1|Part-time | McCormick Place Convention Center

Location US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
Location Name
McCormick Place Convention Center
Culinary / Kitchen Management
Regular Part-Time


The Cook 1 is responsible for all food production in the kitchen and preparation.  They will perform any cooking, baking, butchering required and perform any and all duties in the kitchen while adhering to all guidelines and standards set forth by the chef and recipes.


This PT position pays an hourly wage of $25.49 to $27.49.  This is a Union position.


job expires 8/1/2024



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Adhere to Board of Health and ServSafe regulations.
  • Prepare food products as directed by recipe and/or supervisor while maintaining strict adherence to standards and specifications.
  • Must have excellent knowledge of all kitchen areas, shares knowledge with others in the kitchen.
  • Ensure all production priorities are completed on a daily basis using the prep list as a guideline and by delegating workload effectively.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the work area according (including but not limited to refrigerators, counters, tables, storage areas, etc.)
  • Equipment/tools may be available, but it is suggested that you provide and secure your own tools.
  • Inform supervisor of any shortages or equipment malfunctions
  • Knowledge of food quality, utilization, storage, rotation and consistency.
  • Implement, monitor and instruct proper kitchen sanitation.
  • Assist Chef with ordering for locations/events when needed.
  • Record cooler/freezer temperatures in kitchens and notify chef/s of malfunction.
  • Supervise prep staff and delegate work assignments.
  • Ensure prep staff follows FIFO guidelines for products.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Conduct Daily Safety Meetings and Review Safety Guidelines and ServSafe Guidelines with staff.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


 Educational Requirement

  • Must have a High School Diploma/GED
  • Must have sufficient math ability to accurately add, subtract, divide, multiply and perform other basic business math calculations and pass basic math skills test.
  • Must speak, be able to read and understand English well enough to converse with customers,
  • supervisor’s and employees.
  • Understand written and oral direction and communicate effectively with others

Skills and Abilities

  • Creates and supports a team environment
  • Scheduling flexibility is essential, must be able to work evenings, nights, weekends and holidays as required.
  • Two (2) years of experience in a commercial kitchen.
  • Must be able to work in a high stress environment.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces for long periods of time.
  • Able to work in an environment having both hot and cold temperature extremes.
  • Must have a pleasant personality and adhere to Uniform Standards policy.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Illinois Food Handlers Certificate

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical Requirement

  • Must be able to Stand for minimum of:__5 hours___
  • Must be able to Lift ___50___pounds
  • Must be able to Push __50___pounds
  • Ability to move heavy (200+ pounds) wheeled carts.

While performing the duties of this job, one must have the physical ability to maneuver around McCormick Place at times.  The employee may be regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move a minimum of 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus.


NOTE: The essential responsibilities of this position are described under the headings above.  They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.  Also, this document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.


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