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CU is a nonprofit that offers opportunities for individuals with disabilities to work in the community. We offer work opportunities for STAFF and CLIENTS. 

We define a CLIENT as someone who is qualified to work in the AbilityOne Vocational Training Program. To qualify you must be an individual with a documented disability. 

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Cook I-Morning Shift

Department: Operations
Location: Rantoul, IL
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Client or Staff: Staff
Position Hours: Saturday-Wednesday 4:45 AM-12PM

Position Overview:

1. Wash, peel, seed vegetables and fruits and cut various food items including meats, poultry, and seafood.

2. Dip food items in crumbs, flour, and batter to bread them. Stirs and strains soups and sauces. Measure and assemble ingredients and cook items according to recipes and menu specifications. 

3. Grill, deep fry, bake, broil, and microwave raw and prepped foods as designated by the predetermined menu.

4. Clean work areas, equipment and utensils. Follow all sanitization guidelines and proper labeling and storage of food products.

5. Carry pans, kettles, and trays of food to and from work stations, stove, and refrigerator. Check temperature and store foods in designated areas.

6. Contribute to teamwork by training and helping co-workers, communicating needs to the supervisor and implementing feedback for improvement. Continually perform duties with a special focus on safety, quality and customer service.



1. Currently possess or be able to obtain Food Handler's Certificate

2. Pass criminal background check and various state/federal registry checks

3. 1 year of kitchen experience in a line capacity of a high-volume, cafeteria/banquet style environment.



All applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, sexual orientation, military status, order of protection status or unfavorable discharge from military service.  


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