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Transitional Care Management - Aurora, IL
Job Information Transitional Care Management Line Cook/Prep Cook - Healthcare Facility in Aurora, Illinois Have you ever wanted to work in a brand new Kitchen? Positions: Chef / Cook / Line cook /...
2 days ago
Transitional Care Management - Aurora, IL
Job Information Transitional Care Management Dietary Cook / Prep Cook - Healthcare facility in Aurora, Illinois Have you ever wanted to work in a brand new Kitchen? Positions: Chef / Cook / Line...
2 days ago
Hy-Vee - Bloomington, IL
Equipment Used to Perform Job All kitchen equipment including: Cash register, fryers, ovens, stoves, grills, toasters, can opener, griddle, slicer, refrigerated food prep case, thermometers, knives,...
2 days ago
Bickford Senior Living - Quincy, IL
Ask us about our student loan repayment program! You've already chosen a career that makes a difference in people's lives, now choose a company that wants to make a difference in yours. Bickford...
2 days ago
Hy-Vee - Springfield, IL
Equipment Used to Perform Job All kitchen equipment including: Cash register, fryers, ovens, stoves, grills, toasters, can opener, griddle, slicer, refrigerated food prep case, thermometers, knives,...
2 days ago
Hy-Vee - Peoria, IL
Equipment Used to Perform Job All kitchen equipment including: Cash register, fryers, ovens, stoves, grills, toasters, can opener, griddle, slicer, refrigerated food prep case, thermometers, knives,...
2 days ago
Sage Dining - Chicago, IL
bar items and maintain salad bar Ability to follow precise recipes Interact kindly every day with students, staff, and team Assist in setting kitchen & dining hall before and after meal periods Work...
2 days ago
Evanston, IL
Dishwasher/Prep Cook (Evanston) image 1 of 1 compensation: Competitive hourly wage employment type: part-time QR Code Link to This Post Found Kitchen and Social House has an opening for a part...
2 days ago
Compass Group - Chicago, IL
Completes orders from steam tables and grill and serves customers at multiple stations....
1 day ago
Bloomin' Brands, Inc. - Schaumburg, IL
Our founding belief at Bonefish Grill is that, if we take care of our people, Bonefish will take care of itself....
16 hours ago
Lake Zurich, IL
Looking for a butcher to work at a full service meat counter. Cutting for retail case would be needed. Basic math skills also needed for customer service. Can stand for 8-10 hours and lift up to...
23 hours ago
Chilis - Machesney Park, IL
Role Overview Our Heart of House Team Members are responsible for setting the pace for a great shift, every shift. They provide dependable, fast service that is absolutely Chili's. If you take...
3 hours ago
Chicago, IL
Skills + Inventory Control + Excellent Sanitation Please submit your resume if you have prior industry experience and are eager to work in a great, team atmosphere....
1 day ago
Chicago, IL
preparation....
22 hours ago
Compass Group - Wheaton, IL
Completes orders from steam tables and grill and serves customers at multiple stations....
1 day ago

Demographic Data for Illinois

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Salary for Prep Chef Jobs in Illinois

This is the average annual salary for Prep Chef jobs in Illinois as reported by the BLS.

$34,927

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Prep Chef positions.

Highest Education Level

Prep Chefs in Illinois offer the following education background
  • High School or GED (37.5%)
  • Associate's Degree (22.8%)
  • Vocational or Certification (17.5%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (14.6%)
  • Some College (3.4%)
  • Some High School (2.1%)
  • Master's Degree (1.8%)
  • Doctorate Degree (0.3%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Prep Chefs in Illinois
  • Less than 1 year (40.5%)
  • 2-4 years (26.0%)
  • 1-2 years (22.8%)
  • None (9.8%)
  • 8-10 years (0.9%)

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