Prep Cook

  • Part Time
  • Chicago
  • December 9, 2022

Website steppenwolfthtr Steppenwolf Theatre Company


For over 40 years, Steppenwolf Theatre Company has been a cultural leader in Chicago and model for theatre companies in the United States and around the world. Formed by a collective of actors in 1976, the ensemble represents a remarkable cross-section of actors, directors, stage managers and playwrights. Steppenwolf’s artistic ambitions are made possible by its incredible workforce of individuals, who help create a culture of inclusivity, collaboration and accountability. To that end, we attempt to use an anti-oppressive and anti-racist lens in our roles and everyday decision-making. Join us in this ongoing process, as we navigate, together, our complex world.

Part Time Prep Cook

The Part Time Prep Cook will assist in the preparation of our cafe’ and bar menus. You will perform routine kitchen tasks such as setting up workstations, prepping ingredients, following recipes, and packaging ready to eat products. Prep Cooks will follow all Chicago food safety standards and guidelines. Ideal candidates will have an eye for detail and a sense of urgency. This position does not include any supervisory duties.

Areas of Responsibility:

·         Follows prep list and recipes created by Café’ Manager and Food & Beverage Director

·         Prepare cooking ingredients by washing, chopping, and portioning

·         Follows all Chicago Food Safety Standards and Guidelines

·         Packages ready to eat items

·         Ensures proper storage and labeling of prepped items in a clean and organized manner

·         Requires an ability to work as a team member and an ability to communicate with kitchen staff and others

Required License:

·         Illinois Food Handlers License

Desired Qualifications:

·         1 to 3 plus years of food service experience

·         Basic Knife Skills

·         Availability Monday and Thursday morning/early afternoon

Physical Demands:

·         Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

·         Continuous standing during preparation

·         Continuous repetitive motion

·         Walking, bending, stooping and kneeling

·         Reaching overhead

·         Ability to pull, push and lift up to 50 pounds


Hourly rate is $17 per hour with benefits for part time employee. Benefits include dental, vision insurance, employee assistance program, 401(k) matching retirement program and Ventra transit benefit program.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references


About Steppenwolf:

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is the nations premier ensemble theater. Steppenwolf produces hundreds of performances and events annually in its three spaces: the 515-seat Downstairs Theatre, the 299-seat Upstairs Theatre and the 80-seat 1700 Theatre. Artistic programming includes a seven-play season; a two-play Steppenwolf for Young Adults season; Visiting Company engagements; and LookOut, a multigenre performances series. Education initiatives include the nationally recognized work of Steppenwolf for Young Adults, which engages 15,000 participants annually from Chicagos diverse communities; the esteemed School at Steppenwolf; and Professional Leadership Programs. While firmly grounded in the Chicago community, nearly 40 original Steppenwolf productions have enjoyed success both nationally and internationally, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, London, Sydney, Galway and Dublin. Audrey Francis and Glenn Davis are the Artistic Directors and E. Brooke Flanagan is the Executive Director.

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Steppenwolf Mission:

Steppenwolf Theatre Company strives to create thrilling, courageous, and provocative art in a thoughtful and inclusive environment. We succeed when we disrupt your routine with experiences that spark curiosity, empathy and joy. We invite you to join our ensemble as we navigate, together, our complex world.

Steppenwolf Core Values:

Equity + Inclusion
Integrity + Curiosity
Courage + Collaboration
Accountability + Leadership

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Steppenwolf complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. We strongly encourage applications from people of color and members of underrepresented groups.

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Pay Rate/Range*: $17.00 Per Hour