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Job Opportunities

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

Chicago Golf Club - Wheaton


The Executive Chef/Director of Food & Beverage is very much a relationship position in a very family like environment and must be very hands-on and capable of wearing many hats. Being the “FACE of the Club’s F&B Brand” is the expectation of the position. In the role of the Chef, he/she will be responsible for every aspect of the department, including menu writing and features, staff recruitment and development, purchasing and product specifications (using only the best from scratch executions), food and labor cost management within budget, best sanitation standards and is State-certified and more - including possessing an ownership mindedness with running a high performing food service business.

Concerning the Food and Beverage duties, The Executive Chef/Director of Food & Beverage is expected to have a tactful influence and further develop an existing, loyal and member regarded core FOH team. Other expectations in this capacity includes keeping beverage service relevant while respectful of Club traditions, purchasing all beverage products along with restaurant supplies and maintaining proper inventories and cost controls, attending periodical committee meetings, and being directly involved in the planning of all Club-produced and most private events.

Submit your portfolio

The Elm - La Grange


Seeking servers, cooks, host/hostesses, bartenders and bussers.  

A neighborhood gem where friends and families can comfortably gather to enjoy a casual cocktail or a delicious meal. Featuring a rooftop bar, event spaces, seasonal menus and craft beer.

Apply in person and bring your resume.  Contact Justin Crowell, GM or Eddie Jobin, Executive Chef and let them know you're from COD!

23 W Harris Ave
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 639-4068

Ditka's - Wheaton


Now hiring servers, bartenders, hosts, prep cooks, line cooks and dishwashers. Interviews will be held Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. In person interviews preferred. Please email or call (630) 570-2089 for more information.

Fry The Coop - Multiple Locations


Fry The Coop is looking for dedicated students that have a passion for education, are hard-working and want a job with a flexible schedule, great pay and opportunities for growth! Seeking cashiers, line cooks, prep cooks, porters, shift leaders and store leaders.

  • $13-15/hour plus tips
  • PTO
  • Flexible Schedules
  • $200 referral bonuses

Email for more information.

Lavender Fields Tearoom - Bolingbrook


Flexible schedule: Monday-Friday. Early Saturday or Sunday if needed as well. Baking and Culinary students needed at Commercial Kitchen, Cucina Fresca 16108 S. Division St Unit 110, Plainfield. The Hospitality Management student needed for FOH duties at Lavender Fields Tearoom, 635 E. Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook.

If interested, please email for more information.

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