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148 Companies
Grubhub
eCommerce • Food
Grubhub is the nation's leading online and mobile food ordering company dedicated to connecting hungry diners with local takeout restaurants. The company’s online and mobile ordering platforms allow diners to order from more than 95,000 takeout restaurants in over 1,700 U.S. cities and London. Every order is supported by the company’s 24/7 customer...

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+22
1000
Local Employees
Chicago
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Pampered Chef
eCommerce • Food
We exist to help you enjoy the moments most important to you and yours by inspiring satisfying, stress-free meals fit for the way you live. We use the power of cooking to bring people together as the cornerstone of realizing each person’s full potential–in the home and in life.

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Onsite Gym
+7
430
Local Employees
Addison
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RXBAR
Food
Real and delicious, we make clean-label snack products including RXBAR, RXBAR Kids and RX Nut Butter. Made with egg whites, dates and nuts, our core ingredients are all there for a reason. No free rides. No fillers. No B.S. As the fastest-growing nutrition bar brand in the United States, RXBAR cuts through the cluttered world of snacks.

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+20
200
Local Employees
Chicago
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Home Chef
Food
Home Chef makes home cooking simple with perfectly portioned ingredients and easy-to-follow recipes delivered to your door weekly. Choose meals you'll love to cook and eat from 11 new chef-designed recipes each week, and learn new cooking techniques as you go!

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+9
347
Local Employees
Chicago
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Farmer's Fridge
Food • Internet of Things
Our team is passionate about making wholesome, delicious food simply accessible, so people can live a little happier. Founded in 2013, we’ve built a network of over 180 smart Fridges stocked with chef-curated salads, sandwiches, bowls, snacks and more. Meals are handcrafted in our kitchen, then delivered fresh to Fridges in Chicago and Milwaukee.

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+8
130
Local Employees
Chicago
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Fooda
Events • Food
We believe a workplace food program is something employees should love and look forward to every day. Powered by technology and a network of over 1,000 restaurants, Fooda feeds hungry people at work through our ongoing food programs located within companies and office buildings. We are now in 17 major US cities from coast to coast.
100
Local Employees
Chicago
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RXBAR
Food
Real and delicious, we make clean-label snack products including RXBAR, RXBAR Kids and RX Nut Butter. Made with egg whites, dates and nuts, our core ingredients are all there for a reason. No free rides. No fillers. No B.S. As the fastest-growing nutrition bar brand in the United States, RXBAR cuts through the cluttered world of snacks.

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+20
200
Local Employees
Chicago
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Tock
Food • Software
Tock is changing the way restaurants, bars, wineries, event organizers (and more) think about and run their business. This includes a robust reservation, guest, and table management system for businesses of all sizes across the globe. Tock was founded with the idea there was a better way for guests to book reservations.

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401(K)
+12
50
Local Employees
Chicago
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Chowly Inc.
Food • Information Technology
Chowly integrates third-party Online Ordering Systems (TOOS) such as Grubhub, UberEats, Doordash, and many, into the restaurant's Point of Sale (POS) system so the staff doesn't have to enter them manually. This saves the restaurant time, controls staffing costs, reduces errors and makes their customers happier.

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+8
48
Local Employees
Chicago
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McDonald's Technology
Food
McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with over 36,000 locations in over 100 countries. More than 90% of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business men and women. McDonald's & our franchisees employ 1.9 million people worldwide.

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+5
Chicago
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Crafty
Events • Food
Crafty helps offices craft a better workplace. People spend more time at work than they do anywhere else, and the companies who win the war for talent constantly enhance the employee experience. Crafty helps companies stay ahead of the curve by managing the ever-evolving world of the in-office employee experience. We make work feel good.
55
Local Employees
Chicago
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Vital Proteins
Food
Vital Proteins is an emerging, dynamic brand consisting of a team of passionate individuals who believe whole food based nutrition is essential for overall health, fitness and wellbeing.

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+15
150
Local Employees
Chicago
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Harvest2O
Food • Greentech
The Harvest₂O unit has been designed to be elegant and make the owner proud to set one up in their dining room, kitchen or sun room. Today, we’re refining our fourth prototype and getting it ready for the market. We’ve iterated tirelessly to reach our first ready-for-market version. Validated by customers and buyers, our v4.0 is ready to launch.
4
Local Employees
Skokie
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KeHE Distributors
Food • Information Technology
We sell satisfaction, packaged as the best selection of natural, organic, specialty and fresh food products on the planet. At KeHE, we stock the brands that natural consumers crave and bring you the new products that are on-trend and on top of regular weekly purchases, so baskets get bigger and satisfaction with product selection rises.

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+6
250
Local Employees
Naperville
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Square Roots Kitchen
Events • Food
Square Roots Kitchen is a fast casual tech-enabled restaurant serving healthy but delicious meals out of its first location at 120 S Halsted.

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Paid Holidays
Casual Dress
Free Daily Meals
+2
12
Local Employees
Chicago
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Tovala
Food
There’s nothing quite like home cooking. But a full schedule often puts eating well and living well at odds. Tovala makes sure that you never have to choose again.
Chicago
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ChefHero
Food • Mobile
The company is building a two-sided managed marketplace for the $300b+ wholesale food industry in North America. They aggregate demand through their network and let any wholesale food buyer (restaurants, hospitals, universities, etc) order their supplies and makes the supplier workflow.

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Generous Parental Leave
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5
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Chicago
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Subscrybe App
Food • Mobile
Subscrybe is a hyperlocal pass that aims to be the gateway between building long lasting relationships between business and local customers! Here's how Subscrybe works: the Neighborhood Pass holder pays a monthly subscription fee that entitles them to a variety of dishes, drinks, and entertainment at hand-selected locations in the neighborhood....
2
Local Employees
Chicago
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Indulgery
AdTech • Food

Indulgery allows you to discover specials and events at local restaurants and bars. With our custom search and filter tools, users can search exactly what they're looking for, or follow the businesses they care about to receive a custom newsfeed of specials & events.

For businesses, Indulgery aims to be the "Hootsuite for restaurants and bars," by...

2
Local Employees
Chicago
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Revolution Brewing
Food
Revolution Brewing is Illinois' largest craft brewery. Our brewpub in Chicago's Logan Square is a bustling, neighborhood institution where friends and families meet to enjoy the freshest beer in town. Opening our brewery has been a labor of love. We think you can see that in everything we do ranging from the details of our carved fists holding up o
177
Local Employees
Chicago
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Alocito
Food
Alocito is a web-based food ordering and reservation service that removes all wait times in restaurants. Alocito enables the ability to order and pay for food in advance: the meal is the focus of the experience rather than the transactions.
3
Local Employees
Chicago
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Spokin
Food • Healthtech
Spokin is a consumer health startup that’s building the easiest way to manage food allergies. Spokin's digital platform and app (coming 2017) lets parents and teens find top allergy-friendly resources such as restaurants, hotels and products around the world, as well as keeps people informed of the latest treatments, research and food recalls.
Chicago
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My Cuistot - Diet Meals Delivery
Food • Professional Services
My Cuistot is a service of weight loss diet meals delivery. We have rotating menus following low calorie, low-carb and low-fat but healthy diets. This weight loss diet plan is perfect to get slim eating varied and balanced meals. We are running operations in New-York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Francisco and London. Best diet food delivered !
2
Local Employees
Chicago
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Food Jobs in Chicago

Food Supply Chain Special Projects Manager

Home Chef
Chicago
2 hours ago
+10
Home Chef is building new ways to navigate the booming meal kit delivery industry. Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’s Startup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where

Product Insights Associate

Home Chef
Chicago
4 hours ago
+10
Home Chef is building new ways to navigate the booming meal kit delivery industry. Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’s Startup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you.

Hospitality Manager

Tock
Chicago
10 hours ago
+13
As the first line of assistance to our worldwide community of restaurants, wineries, bars, and hotels, you will quickly become a service industry expert. Which means you are not just an ordinary customer service provider, but you help shape the future of Tock by working closely with our designers and engineers to constantly improve our product and services.

Acquisition Manager, Paid Media

Tovala
Chicago
16 hours ago
About Tovala Tovala’s mission is to make it easier for people to eat well. The company pairs a countertop steam oven with innovative Tovala IQ technology with a gourmet, fresh meal delivery service. Meals are prepped by Tovala’s top chefs and delivered straight to consumers’ doorsteps. Then, they can use the Tovala Steam Oven to automatically and perfectly cook each meal with the scan of a barcode. The oven cooks each meal on autopilot in under

Food Safety Program Manager

Home Chef
Chicago
16 hours ago
+10
The Food Safety Program Manager is responsible for providing proactive leadership and instruction in the area of Food Safety across the Home Chef operating network. This position is responsible for for developing internal policies and procedures to shape Home Chef’s Food Safety department, working with in-plant resources to ensure proper implementation and training of all food safety programs, and mitigating food safety risk.
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