Edna’s dream has always been to become a baker. After completing the Foodservice Training program and a transitional job at Inspiration Kitchens, Edna was hired as a pasta maker at Eataly. There she is able to gain more job skills for the high-end culinary market. Edna says about her new life, “I’m able to put a bit of my creativity into everything I do, and I really enjoy it!”
Inspiration Kitchens serves contemporary American cuisine, and is a top-rated restaurant in the Chicagoland community (4+ stars on Yelp, featured on Check Please!, participate in The Taste of Chicago & Bacon Fest). The restaurant is open five days a week for brunch, lunch and dinner.
Inspiration Kitchens also functions as a culinary skills job-training program for low-income job seekers. This program equips its participants with basic culinary, sanitation and restaurant operations skills and offers participants on-the-job experience.
Proceeds from Inspiration Kitchens help the affiliate nonprofit agency, Inspiration Corporation, provide social services, employment training and housing to people who are affected by homelessness and poverty. Since 1989, Inspiration Corporation has served as a catalyst for self-reliance to more than 2,500 low income individuals and families each year.
Inspiration Corporation employees live the agency mission by demonstrating the following Core Values. Inspiration Corporation believes that these Core Values are what makes the organization one of Chicago's leading facilitators of personal transformation, and a great place to work:
1. Communicate honestly
2. Act with compassion
3. Pursue growth and learning
4. Be humble
5. Take care of ourselves so we can help others
6. Work greater together
7. Create a fun and productive environment
Join our team and "Dine Well. Do Good."
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Works hours in accordance with the demands of restaurant services, which may include early mornings, days, evenings and weekends. Attends staff meetings and trainings scheduled by upper management. The employee frequently is required to walk and stand. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10-25 pounds.
A resume is required to apply for this position. Please include "Server" in the subject line of your email.
Inspiration Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.