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Cook - Freehand Chicago

Freehand Chicago (Broken Shaker, Café Integral, and Tacoteqa) is looking to hire a Cook to join our team. We are looking for a dedicated, hardworking individual. It is a great opportunity for someone looking to grow their career and join an expanding company.

 

WHO ARE WE

Generator is on a journey. Appropriate, given that we’re a hotel and hostel accommodation brand. The journey began in London, swung through a heap of European capitals on its way to dominating the world. Generator burst onto the scene in the Americas with the launch of Generator Miami and Washington DC and most recently took aim at the country’s biggest markets (NYC, LA, Miami and Chicago) with the acquisition of Freehand Hotels. Created for a new generation of urban travelers, Freehand combines the social culture of a hostel with innovative design by Roman and Williams, comfort and quality food and beverage at an affordable price.

No biggie. Fast Company named us one of the top 50 most innovative global companies. We, of course, agree. And now this top 50 most innovative global company (did we mention that?) wants a pretty awesome Cook at Freehand Chicago.

Our spaces are safe and seriously social, in the proudest part of the beating heart of the cities we love. Cultural action, creative pulse and an outstanding way to waste some of the finite time the universe has given you – that’s what Generator offers. Holds true for staff and visitors equally, and while chic design is always the backdrop, every Generator in every destination reflects the unique beat of that city’s heart.

 

ABOUT FREEHAND CHICAGO

Welcome to Freehand’s second outpost! Designed by Manhattan-based Roman and Williams, the building celebrates the city’s Midwestern heritage with a string of evocative communal spaces and rooms located in the restored 1927 Art Deco building, set among the high-rises of the downtown River North neighbourhood – home to some of the city’s best art galleries, boutiques and restaurants. Featuring 217 rooms and amazing public spaces like Café Integral coffee and breakfast bar and the cozy Broken Shaker Bar, it’s a buzzing, busy space that represents the best of Freehand. Between the busy social calendar and the ever-changing makeup of guests and locals coming to play, it’s a particularly fun and fulfilling space for everyone in the Freehand Chicago team to work in.

 

NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE JOB

– Execute all guest food orders including prepping the elements needed, cooking all dishes per the recipe standard, and executing in the time allocated per recipe

– Work with the entire Food and Beverage team to execute a positive guest experience

– Clean and put away any dirty dishes that are generated during your shift

– Work independently during most shifts; necessary to have good time management, decision making skills to be able to prep based on operational needs, and forethought to set the next shift up for success

– Shifts including AM and PM shifts; flexible availability required

Naturally this is not intended as an exhaustive list of duties. Other duties as may be reasonably required will form part of this job description.

 

WHAT’S IN YOUR DNA

– Must have flexible schedule

– Minimum of one-year experience in a kitchen including knife skills, organization

– Must exhibit safe health and sanitation practices

– Lifting and bending required; up to 40 pounds

– Must be able to stand for up to 8-hour shifts

– Must have prior experience

– Must have an Illinois ServSafe Food Handler’s Certificate

– Must be able to communicate basic English

– Must be detail oriented

– Basic guest service knowledge a plus

– Comfort with technology a plus

 

YOUR ROCK STAR EXPERIENCE

– Minimum of one-year experience in a kitchen including knife skills, organization

– Must be able to communicate basic English

 

OUR GLOBAL BENEFITS

– Birthday holiday in addition to your yearly holiday allocation

– Employee Bounty Program providing opportunities to earn up to $1,000 for new hire referrals with no cap on number of referrals made

– Company contribution towards gym membership fees for all eligible employees

– Ideas Award – Quarterly award to double gross basic salary for 1 month to employee with most valuable suggestion/feedback

– 2 free nights’ accommodation across any hostels (subject to availability)

– Reduced room rates for staff as well as friends and family members (we operate in 17 locations across Europe & US so your next holiday is sorted)

– Social events and celebrations calendar

– Various employee recognition schemes

– Online learning tools

 

SO YOU THINK THIS MIGHT BE YOU?

Qualified candidates should submit the following information:
 
– Current updated resume

– Please include position being applied for in the subject line

– No phone calls please

Employment will be based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

 
Please send resume tojenna.ubrig@thefreehand.com

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