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Job Opportunities

The following is a listing of industry job opportunities in Culinary, Hospitality Management and Tourism in the area.

LemonShark Poke - Wheaton


LemonShark Poke is an upscale, fast casual poke restaurant with clean modern architecture and a little Hawaiian flair. LemonShark is a restaurant that serves locally sourced and crafted Poké. Passion is our most important ingredient as we bring you the beauty of raw fish flavors in every bite.

Restaurant Manager - Looking for a candidate  with experience in managing employees, good organizational skills, and has open availability.  Our Team Management Members work in all aspects of the business and are fully trained to be interchangeable at any time. Cashier, Line assembly with guests, food preparation in back and dining room tending is all part of the job description.  For more information or to apply, visit their hiring page.

Team Member - Looking for a dynamic member to join the team! Must be available to work the following shifts 2-3 days per week (11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) If you have experience in the restaurant industry and/or have a passion for great customer service, you will be perfect for this exciting new food concept! Hourly Pay + Tips = up to $15.00 per hour! $100 Amazon Gift Card upon hire! For more information or to apply, visit their hiring page.

Get Smashed - Glen Ellyn


Now hiring all positions for new location.  email or call (630) 471-5001 for more information.

Sweet Occasions Cake Studio - Schaumburg


Custom cake shop that also does some walk-in business and dessert catering seeking Baker, Cake Decorator and Helper.  $10.00-$16.00/hr. depending on experience and position.

Open Monday through Saturday with heavy production Thursday through Saturday.

Please contact Cindy Brown at or (630) 648-2500.

Island Fin Poke Company - Downers Grove


At Island Fin Poké Company, we're seeking energetic and engaging people who are passionate about service, fresh food and making our guests happy. We've opened the first Island Fin Poké restaurant in the Midwest, and we need your help to introduce our food, our brand and our unique service model to our guests!

We serve healthful, gluten-free, Hawaiian-style poké bowls that are customized to every guest. We have fresh, all-natural ingredients and one-of-a-kind recipes for our marinating and finishing sauces. And Dole Whips!

What we need:

  • Weekday availability, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.--whatever works in your class schedule!
  • Someone to help us prepare our fresh food and maintain high food safety standards!
  • Someone who has a positive attitude!

What we offer:

  • Flexibility in scheduling--work the number of hours you need
  • Ability to gain experience at a restaurant without late nights 
  • Competitive pay - starting at $15/hour plus tips and bonus opportunities
  • A fun, clean, friendly and supportive work atmosphere where we are all Ohana!

Please email or text us at 630-404-1144 if you are interested in learning more and joining our team! 

Dinner Ready - Lisle


Seeking dishwashers and prep cooks for meal prep delivery service. Learn techniques and a variety of cuisines from a certified professional chef with a wealth of knowledge to share. Call 630-812-9384 to schedule an interview or visit for more information.

Providence Life Services - Elmhurst & Downers Grove


Park Place of Elmhurst is currently seeking a Full-Time Cook & have several Dining Server opportunities.  Park Place is eager to expand our capabilities by hiring
additional Dining Staff. But we don’t hire just anyone. Park Place is looking for people who are committed to making a difference in the world.

If you’re ready to make a difference, visit our Careers page to start the process:

Pub 78 - Brookfield


Looking for a head cook with 1-2 years experience in the kitchen.  This is a full time with health benefits.  Salary commensurate with experience.

  • Maintain food safety and guidelines
  • Prep food for opening and dishes
  • Follow recipes to maintain quality
  • Be creative and assist owner with menu by adding and deleting items

Please send resume to for consideration.

Hyatt Regency O'Hare


Hiring multiple positions.  Please click on the req number for further information and to apply.

Guest Service Representative - CHI010960

Security Officer (Part Time) - CHI010909

Assistant F&B Operations Manager - CHI011166

Area Assistant Director of Finance - CHI011169

Blackberry Market - La Grange & Glen Ellyn Locations


Looking to expand your experience and skills? Want to work in a fun and friendly environment? Blackberry Market is a great place to work and grow in your culinary journey! They are looking for full and part time cooks, bakers and front of the house staff to join their crews in La Grange and Glen Ellyn. Send your resume to

Contact Information

Laura Lerdal, Culinary Market and Lab Coordinator, (630) 942-2359

Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist, (630) 942-2502

Jim Mulyk, Chair, Hospitality, (630) 942-6429

David Kramer, Chair, Associate Professor, Culinary, Baking and Pastry Arts, (630) 942-2868

Tim Meyers, Chair, Professor, Culinary, Baking and Pastry Arts, (630) 942-3223

Arts, Communication, and Hospitality Division
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 219, (630) 942-2048