Greater Chicago Food Depository CCK Production Assistant in Chicago, Illinois

Member of the Chicago's Community Kitchens (CCK) Team, supporting the production and packaging of prepared meals as well as the production of onsite cold/hot meals. Onsite catering includes hospitality management from intimate lunches to large scale catering for the entire organization. This role assists the Production & Catering Manager with administrative and supervisory duties as needed. Additionally, the Production Assistant executes a variety of directives in various areas of the kitchen.

  • Production

  • Prepare and package meals according to recipe specifications

  • Assist in recipe formulation, preparation of labels and corresponding documentation

  • Assist with monitoring and documentation of HACCP procedures and other mandatory compliance guidelines

  • Assist with product ordering and inventory control

  • Assist with data entry in menu scheduling application; including the entry of meal components, portion size and ingredient information

  • Assist with supervision and support of students

  • Adhere and ensure compliance with HACCP and sanitation processes and procedures, assist in monitoring IDA compliance regulations

  • Other duties as assigned

  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a commercial kitchen

  • Minimum 1 year in a supervisory position

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • Working knowledge of food-cost and inventory control

  • Food Service Sanitation Certification (City and State) or ability to pass test for certification

  • Must be organized and detail-oriented

  • Ability to take direction and feedback

  • Ability to push, pull and lift equipment and food containers that weigh up to 50 pounds

  • Ability to communicate with vendors

  • Proficient with MS office suite programs

  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

  • High energy and motivated, with a positive attitude

  • Ability to problem-solve


  • Typical commercial kitchen environment

  • Warehouse as directed, may include freezer /refrigerator temperatures.

ID: 2018-1470

External Company Name: Greater Chicago Food Depository

External Company URL:

Street: 4100 W Ann Lurie Place