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Kitchen: Line Cook - La Grange

Who We Are:

We are an independently owned and operated BBQ restaurant that got our start in La Grange in 2009.  Since then, we have opened three more locations (Naperville, Schererville, IN and Oak Park), been Michelin Bib-Gourmand rated (twice! In 2013 and 2014), won Time Out Chicago’s “Best New BBQ 2014” and established a base of loyal, raving fans the likes of none other. 

We deliver handmade, from scratch BBQ fare inspired by regions throughout the States, from the backwoods of the Carolinas to the meat markets of Texas, to the hole in the walls of Memphis.  Our dining rooms are brimming with industrial chic details, great music, and lively conversations.  Couple all of that with a staff that is truly dedicated to creating a memorable experience for every client that walks through our doors, and you’ve got a recipe for success.

We are growing fast and have no plans on stopping now.  

If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, read on!  If not, but you have a friend/co-worker/roommate/spouse/barista who seems like a good fit, please pass along.

Who You Are:

  • You thrive in fast-paced environments
  • You are interested in the lives of others and driven to learn more about them
  • You are a patient and thorough listener
  • You want to find and solve real problems in real time
  • You want to learn more about everything, all of the time
  • You ask questions
  • You like food – a lot
  • You value experiences over things

About The Position:

Now you know about us.  We know about what makes you tick.  What does it look like when we come together?

As a Kitchen Member, you are responsible for preparing meals, including chopping vegetables, prepping meats, pulling and chopping meats, working the fryers, making salads and putting together entrees. This job does not typically include major cooking duties. It does provide the opportunity to grow and develop, learn the Q-BBQ system and culture, and other skills essential to succeeding in kitchen work.

Kitchen Members at Q quickly become good at using a wide range of kitchen tools, utensils, and chopping knives. You will learn the process of preparing, presenting and holding smoked meats (after all, we are a BBQ restaurant!), and gain a thorough understanding of proper sanitation. We plan to invest in developing your skills as much as and as far as you are capable of going.

Q Kitchen Members are also responsible for completing smaller duties found in most restaurants, such as ensuring leftover food is properly stored, emptying the trash, washing dishes, maintaining equipment, and testing food temperatures.

The Q Benefits:

  • Free BBQ
  • Extremely passionate and supportive staffs who feel like family (maybe you’ll like them better than family)
  • Fun work environment without a corporate/franchise structure
  • Flexible schedule
  • Getting in the ground floor of a rapidly expanding small business
  • Did we mention free BBQ? #seriously

Where You’ve Worked Before:

In a perfect world, you are all of the things we’ve mentioned already and then some. In the real world, you might have worked one of these jobs before:

  • You have worked a kitchen job before in a fast food or casual setting (line cook, prep cook, etc.)
  • You have worked in a food service job before (hotel, banquet hall, etc.)
  • You currently work in a restaurant but want something more out of your experience
  • You currently go to culinary school and are looking for a more enriching experience
  • You haven’t done any of these things, and have never worked in a restaurant: and that’s fine. Let us know what makes you interesting, exceptional, and why you fit in at Q.

If you’ve made it this far and you feel like YOU + Q = SUCCESS, apply now! If not, we would still appreciate you passing this description along to someone in your life who fits the bill

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