Abbott Prep Cook 1 - Culinary Food Specialist in Abbott Park, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.


  • Culinary Degree preferred or a minimum of 4+ years of cooking experience required. Illinois Sanitation certificate required.

  • Knowledge of how to prepare soups, sauces, entrees for a multi -volume operation. Quality food production (250+) and extensive knowledge in executive catering. This includes: following recipes, usage of leftovers and reduction of waste, controlling inventory on hand and adjusting orders. Extensive knowledge of all types of foodservice equipment.

  • Proven ability in ordering and production. Strong knowledge of the GFS ordering system and the ability to order from multiple suppliers.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced team environment.

  • Strong communication and independent driven leadership skills required. The ability to direct co-workers and display excellent guest service skills. Proactive team player, flexible with strong organizational / leadership skills.

  • Excellent work and attendance record.

  • Self-motivated and works well within a team oriented concept. Ability to adapt to change in a positive manner

  • Takes action that goes beyond job requirements in order to achieve objectives. Looks for ways to improve efficiencies and reduce costs.

  • Builds relationships by helping others feel valued, appreciated and included in discussions.

  • Cross trained in catering and cash handling is preferred.

  • Some overtime may be required.


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GES Global Engineering Services


United States > Abbott Park : AP06D Floor-1









Awkward/forceful/repetitive (arms above shoulder, bent wrists), Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous walking for prolonged periods (more than 2 hours at a time in an 8 hour day), Exposure to temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit/16 degrees Celsius or above 85 degrees Fahrenheit/28 degrees Celsius on a regular basis, Lift, carry, push or pull weights of more than 20 pounds/9 kilos on a regular/daily basis

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Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

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