Althea is a new, innovative plant-based concept by Matthew Kenney located in Chicago’s Gold Coast. We are seeking motivated, self-driven AM prep cooks to join our growing team. The Prep Cook aids in preparation of food to accomplish their tasks and must work closely with Chef and Sous Chef. Culinary training helpful. Fine dining experience a plus but not required. We value attention to detail, a positive attitude and teamwork mentality, and an ability to multitask and follow directives. Full-time and part-time positions available.

Applicants should be able to to perform routine kitchen tasks such as setting up workstations and ingredients for food preparation. A great candidate will be quick, diligent, and willing to improve on the job. Candidate will need to follow all health and safety rules in the kitchen and also be able to function in a fast-paced, busy environment as a part of a team.

• Follow the prep list created by chefs to plan duties
• Label and stock all ingredients on shelves so they can be organized and easily accessible
• Measure ingredients and seasonings to be used in cooking
• Prepare cooking ingredients by washing and chopping
• Undertake basic cooking duties such as reducing sauces, parboiling food etc.
• Prepare simple dishes such as salads, entrees etc.
• Maintain a clean and orderly kitchen by washing dishes, sanitizing surfaces, taking out trash etc.
• Ensure all food and other items are stored properly
• Comply with nutrition and sanitation guidelines
• Perform other kitchen duties as assigned

• Proven experience as prep cook
• Knowledge of health and safety rules in a kitchen
• Manual dexterity able to operate cutting tools and kitchen utensils
• A team player with good communication skills, and respect for colleagues and authority
• Patient with an ability to stay positive under pressure
• Ability to stand for long periods of time

We offer competitive pay, a supportive work environment, and no late nights. Be a part of the team that’s crafting the future of food!

Tagged as: chef, cook, cooking, food and hospitality


ALTHEA is a plant-based restaurant in downtown Chicago serving vibrant, creative, organic cuisine.

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