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Job Description

Quest Food Management Services is looking for a Lead Cook to join our team! 


Work for a growing company with a personal touch. Leadership is visible, approachable and shows that they care about their teams. Quest allows you to become an integral part of the local community, in an environment where you are listened to, supported and work-life balance and consistent scheduling is a priority. You are not just a number at Quest


We provide the communities we serve with fresh, high-quality food, exceptional responsiveness and intensely personal service. We are committed to creating the most enduring relationships in the industry by what we do and how we do it, which is achieved through an unwavering commitment to our values: 


Integrity: we do the right thing at all times 

Responsiveness: we listen and respond quickly to provide the best solutions 

Accountability: we do what we say we will do and accept responsibility for the results 

Respect: we treat others better than we expect to be treated ourselves 

Excellence: we deliver the best experience possible 


Provides excellent customer service by preparing and serving menu items. Creates the "WOW" experience for guests of Quest. 


Lead Cook Responsibilities: 


  • Prepare food as assigned and per directions, production sheets, standardized recipes, and time schedule. 
  • Accurately assemble and present menu items. 
  • Follow Quest, local, State and Federal guidelines for the proper handling of food products. 
  • Assist in the overall sanitation of the line and product kitchen. Work with other members of the kitchen as a team
  • Prepare all items to standardized recipes according to each specific event’s needs as outlined on the menu. 


Lead Cook Requirements: 


  • Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts or equivalent work experience 
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience as a prep cook 
  • Responsible for meeting and maintaining state and local certification requirements (certified as a Food Handler) 
  • Ability to perform simple arithmetic as well as to understand measurements and conversions 
  • Ability to follow recipes


Lead Cook Full-Time Benefits: 


  • Medical, Dental & Vision 
  • PTO & Paid Company Holidays 
  • 401k with Matching 
  • Supplemental Insurance Coverage 
  • Other Discounts, Perks, Free Meals & a Great Place to Work!  


There are full-time and part-time positions available. For more information about Quest Food Management Services, please visit our website at https://www.questfms.com/.  Learn about the Quest Promise: meaning. balance. recognition.


Quest Food Management Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Company Overview

  • Website questfms.com
  • Headquarters OAK PARK, IL
  • Size 100 - 200
  • Founded 1985
  • Type
  • CEO D DURHAM
  • Revenue <$5M
  • Industry Retail & Wholesale
  • About quest food management services

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