Production Cook

Chicago, IL Culinary Production - Full Time

Nurture Life, headquartered in the River North area of Chicago, is a subscription service that prepares wholesome, nutritious, ready-to-eat meals for babies, toddlers and kids and delivers them weekly, straight to customers’ doors. Our team of chefs and pediatric dietitian collaborate on every menu to ensure meals meet the changing nutritional needs of growing kids while introducing them to new flavors and textures. Our commitment to sourcing and producing the highest quality products and delivering a phenomenal customer experience means peace of mind for our families. Our passion is to impact the healthy development of children.

We are looking for a talented, driven production cook who loves to work on a team and is passionate about creating the very best meals for kids. We are a dynamic startup run by a leadership team with decades of experience in the technology and food and beverage industries. We are committed to transparency and collaboration in everything we do. If you’re looking for an exciting and friendly environment that will value you and your contributions, please apply to join our team.

We value…

  • Providing customers a phenomenal experience every time
  • Sourcing and producing the highest quality products
  • Investing in our people, our greatest asset

Your days will consist of…

  • Being a team player alongside great people preparing fresh, healthy and developmentally friendly foods for babies, toddlers and kids
  • Reviewing your daily prep lists and bringing up any questions before starting your tasks
  • Following specific recipes to produce an end product that is consistent with our quality and consistency standards
  • Working with quality ingredients that represent our passion to deliver a great product to our customers
  • Ensuring that all products are handled correctly, prepped correctly per recipe, organized and labeled correctly
  • Pitching in and helping out in other areas such as packaging and shipping or hot production should your production lists be completed in full
  • Working in a clean and organized way and cleaning as you go
  • Working safely at all times and always asking for assistance when needed

We’d love for you to…

  • Have great, multi-year experience as a production cook producing recipes for hundreds of portions at a time
  • Possess an amazing ability to multitask and handle various prep tasks at a time
  • Take safety very seriously so you’ll need a Chicago Food Handlers Card or ServSafe Certification
  • Be proficient in English as we read and write recipes and conduct meetings in English
  • Have basic computer skills
  • Have the ability to stand for long periods of time, push or pull 50# and carry 25#

You’re amazing if…

  • You have worked in a large commissary kitchen and have helped run day-to-day operations
  • A ServSafe Certification is part of your accolades
  • You have experience in a HAACP certified facility

We are proud to offer…

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401k savings plan
  • Paid holidays, vacation days and generous parental leave
  • A company-stocked kitchen for mid-day snacks
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