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153 Companies
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.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
+26
55
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
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.

Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
+7
430
Local Employees
Addison
Location
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.

Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
+22
1000
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Chowly Inc.
Food • Information Technology
Chowly integrates third-party Online Ordering Systems (TOOS) such as Grubhub, UberEats, Doordash, and more, into a restaurant's point-of-sale (POS) system. Restaurant staff will no longer need to manage delivery tablets and manually enter each order. This saves time, controls staffing costs, increases efficiency, and reduces errors.

Dental Benefits
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Health Insurance Benefits
+16
50
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
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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Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
+9
347
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
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.

Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
+20
175
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
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.
130
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
McDonald's Technology
eCommerce • Food
McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with over 37,000 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.

Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
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Health Insurance Benefits
+18
100
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Peapod Digital Labs
eCommerce • Food
We started Peapod 28 years ago- from Peapod V.2 on floppy disk to Peapod Digital Labs, the center of all things technology and eCommerce for Ahold Delhaize. We built amazing experiences for customers whether they're ordering online for delivery or picking up in store; our technology powers the groceries of tomorrow.

Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
+22
250
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
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
Location
Ritual
Food • Mobile
Ritual is building the future of local commerce in a mobile world. The Ritual app enables mobile order and pay fast and easy pick up & pay at local eateries and coffee shops.

Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
401(K)
+8
10
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
FanFood
eCommerce • Food
Our purpose is to enhance the gameday experience through in-venue mobile ordering. The FanFood App allows fans to either order their concessions from the comfort of their seat and get notified when their order is ready for pick-up or to get concessions delivered directly to their seat. FanFood is a nationwide app executing events every day.

Health Insurance Benefits
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Casual Dress
+1
5
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
E15 Group
Food • Machine Learning
We apply an analytical mindset to our partner's businesses and help enhance performance in every facet of their operations. We thrive on empowering our partners to manage complexity by harnessing the data they have to gain the insights they need. Services include Data Services, Emerging Tech, Consumer Insights, AI, Partner Strategy, & Consulting.

Friends outside of work
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
+30
38
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
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
Location
2ndKitchen
Food • Other
2ndKitchen, a Techstars Chicago company, enables businesses without a kitchen to serve food seamlessly using a custom menu from nearby restaurants. Look for us at your nearest bar, brewery or hotel!
5
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
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.

Eat lunch together
Open office floor plan
Disability Insurance
+21
150
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Harvest2o
Food • Greentech
Harvest₂O builds and markets elegant home hydroponic gardening systems that make growing food at home easy, productive and fun. Our system is the most advanced consumer product on the market. It adapts commercial-grade hydroponic technology for consumer use.

Partners with Nonprofits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
+16
4
Local Employees
Skokie
Location
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.

Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
+8
130
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
National Restaurant Association
Food
189
Local Employees
Chicago
Location
Nurture Life
eCommerce • Food
Nurture Life, headquartered in the River North area of Chicago, is a subscription service that prepares wholesome, nutritious, ready-to-eat meals for babies, toddlers and kids and delivers them weekly, straight to customers’ doors. Our passion is to impact the healthy development of children and revolutionize mealtime for families.

Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
+11
50
Local Employees
Chicago
Location

Food Jobs in Chicago

Business Development Manager

Fooda
Chicago
9 hours ago
Conduct outbound prospecting and lead generation with the goal of building relationships and setting meetings with potential Fooda customers. Identify opportunities and offer solutions specific to each customer which will meet recognized needs while maximizing dollars and efficiency. Lead all steps of Fooda’s Sales cycle including: presenting, negotiating and closing deals with Senior Leadership at both Fortune 500 companies and small and medium sized companies in the Chicago market. Learn and understand the Fooda training program including: best practices within the sales process and managing your activity in our CRM system. Demonstrate resourcefulness in connecting with new customers and showing diligence with follow up communications to ensure a close. Collaborate Fooda’s Operations Team in the Chicago market to execute client launches and maintain positive, productive relationships.

Catering Account Executive

Fooda
Chicago
3 hours ago
As a Catering Account Executive, you will be responsible for managing Fooda’s relationships with our restaurant partners and clients. You will be responsible for training/on-boarding our restaurant partners to support your assigned clients as well as providing client specific solutions to their office food needs. 

Senior Sales Recruiter

Fooda
Chicago
19 hours ago
Source, screen, schedule and close top sales talent to meet business development needs across all Fooda markets in the US. Meet weekly, monthly and quarterly goals for hiring and recruiting activity. Work effectively with leaders across the company to ensure the selection process results in quality sales hires. Build and maintain a continuous candidate pipeline of qualified sales talent. Create leads through various sourcing methods including cold calling, social media, internet search, job boards, networking, LinkedIn, external and internal referrals, career fairs, professional associations/organizations, alumni associations, applicant tracking system, and diversity sourcing. Establish and maintain relationships with industry professionals in order to create a pipeline of qualified resources.

Middleware Administrator

RXBAR
Chicago
1 day ago
+21
The Integrations Analyst, Middleware will be responsible for supporting and managing the day-to-day of middleware for the business, including troubleshooting errors and implementing continuous improvement projects. Through cross-functional collaboration, this role will enable accurate and fluid flow of information between each of our systems and those of our third-party partners.

Senior Recruiter

Fooda
Chicago
1 day ago
Who We Are: 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 1,400 restaurants, Fooda feeds hungry people at work through our ongoing food programs located within companies and office buildings. Every day, each Fooda location is served by a different restaurant that comes onsite and serves fresh lunch from their chef’s unique menu. Now with over 30
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