Sous Chef

in Lake Forest, IL

Sous Chef Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

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  • Job Location

    Lake Forest, IL, US

  • Job Category

    Business Support

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel


  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Abbot Park, IL location in the General Engineering Services division. Your workday will start at 6:00am and end at 2:30pm. Monday through Friday.

As the Chef, you’ll provide guest service and meals that satisfy and exceed our guests expectations.  Assure that high levels of sanitation and safety are met.  The Chef is responsible for all back of the house operations including:  Maintaining that consistent high quality products are served; Following recipes; Sanitation/Safety and Ordering.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assists preparing various foods, stock/stores incoming supplies/orders, cleans/sanitizes work area, setup/breakdown of line for service, serves proper food portions and stocks line or cashiers, and recipe development.
  • Above descriptions cover most significant duties but do not exclude other occasional tasks not mentioned.
  • Quality control issues, guest service needs/desires, work team related issues, production levels.

Required Qualifications

  • Basic understanding of institutional food service objectives and knowledge of equipment use.
  • Education Level: High School diploma or GED. 
  • Minimum cooking experience:  3 years.   
  • Loading/lifting, bending, turning, reaching/handling, twisting, rolling/pushing, sterilization of knives, all equipment (steamers, ovens, registers, etc.)                                                                                                                      

Preferred Qualifications

  • Culinary degree or related experience

Daily interruptions include:  frequency of equipment/environmental noise, telephone/alarms/timers, co-workers/guest interaction. 

The base pay for this position is $15.85 – $31.65 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • chef
  • sanitation and safety assurance
  • food service
  • cooking
  • culinary
  • sterilization

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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