Sr Sous Chef

in Abbott Park, IL

Sr Sous Chef Job

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  • Job Location

    Abbott Park, IL, US

  • Job Category

    Business Support

  • Job Type

    Full time

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  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

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 Corporate Headquarters Abbot Park, IL location in the General Engineering Services division.

Are you tired of working nights, weekends, and holidays? Your main work schedule will be structured around a M-F, 5:30am-2:00pm start and stop times, with occasional opportunities for weekend work as business dictates.

If you are interested in working with a group of talented and driven individuals in a team environment, this is the place for you!

This position supports all phases of culinary operations for Abbott’s foodservice division and obeys all guidelines, health department regulations, and Abbott’s company policies. As the Sr. Sous Chef, you are responsible for contributing to the overall success of the corporate dining service program for the global headquarters of Abbott Laboratories. Functions include taking direction from the AP6D senior chef & food service management. Daily exposure to hands on creation of menu items, product ordering & maintaining appropriate inventory par levels. Following safety & sanitation protocols, serving Abbott’s employees and their guests with exceptional customer service, effectively achieve waste minimization and improve efficiencies throughout the operation. Additionally, the senior sous chef assumes the responsibilities of leading the kitchen in the absence of the Senior Chef.


  • Maintain and utilize PPE/safety equipment provided
  • Use of knives, and machinery which contain sharp objects
  • Standing and walking for long periods of time during the majority of your shift
  • Move safely throughout all areas of the BOH and FOH spaces
  • Work in space with variable noise levels, ventilation, smoke, and extreme temperatures
  • Have basic English reading and writing skills
  • Be able to multi-task effectively
  • Frequently reach, feel, bend, stoop and carry
  • Physical ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs
  • Must be able to work in both warm and cool environments, indoors and outdoors

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of large volume cooking & batch preparation processes
  • Assist in coordinating and participating in the preparation and cooking of various menu items
  • Assist with planning, creating daily menus, and updating standardized recipe books
  • Aid with managing costs and controlling expenditures
  • Ability to follow and write standardized recipes in a large volume format
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and online vendor ordering portals
  • Ensure food products, and presentation are of the highest quality, and are prepared to serve in a timely manner
  • Acquire job knowledge to successfully back fill for Chef in their absence
  • Assure adherence to all standards, preparation, recipes, and presentation in conjunction with recipe specifications
  • Monitor holding and storage operations, stocking and food rotation, and guarantee food service sanitation standards are met
  • Demonstrate the ability to be adaptable, friendly and willing to collaborate effectively with the team

Required Qualifications:

  • Education Level: High School diploma or GED
  • 5 years of related culinary experience
  • Experience in restaurants, hotels, corporate dining, education, military, health care, and/or related food service operations.
  • Knowledge of food and industry trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, safety, food cost controls, and presentation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ServSafe or Department of Health Manager Certification are preferred
  • ServSafe Allergan Awareness Certification is preferred
  • Associate degree in culinary arts is preferred

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

The base pay for this position is $17.50 – $35.00 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • chef
  • food service
  • culinary arts
  • servsafe
  • cooking
  • microsoft excel


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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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