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Lemont Quarries Adventure Park is the premier destination for authentic outdoor recreation in Chicagoland. Our vision is to exhilarate, entertain, and educate our guests while holding ourselves to keeping our promises to restore and preserve the natural environment of our park, to deliver innovative and one-of-a-kind recreational experiences, to provide engagement through state-of-the-art facilities, and to foster a communal commitment to mental and physical



Our park is a unique public/private social enterprise that provides engaging recreational activities for adventurers of all kinds. From ropes courses, ziplines, and rock-climbing towers, to running, mountain biking, and hiking trails, our parks seek to provide a community-focused, authentic outdoor experience for urban and suburban areas. Our team and our patrons are deeply dedicated to the promotion of an active, outdoor lifestyle. Our park is designed and purpose-built to engage all levels of participants through activity passes, instruction, food & beverage programming as well as its festivals, races, and other outdoor events.

We are an open, inclusive workplace and welcome applicants who bring along with them diverse life experiences, including every permutation of economic and cultural backgrounds, orientation, ethnicity, and world views.

Full-time and part-time career opportunities bound for people interested in active summer jobs, a gateway to an adventurous outdoor lifestyle, or furthering their career in the outdoor recreation, fitness, or entertainment industries.

Interested in learning more? Please get in touch by applying for an open position!

Grill Prep Cook


We are currently looking to fill kitchen positions for dining and catering on the quarry shelf. We have both AM and PM part-time positions, mostly weekends, but there will be weekday hours available as well. We are seeking grill & prep cooks that are looking to add their talents to our high-volume work environment. 


We are looking to grow our culinary team to meet the demands of the busy season. The ideal candidate will have a passion for hospitality, the outdoors, recreation, and enjoys working with people.


The Grill & Prep cook responsibilities include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Assist chefs in prepping the catering menus, boxed lunches and platters

  • Prep in the downtown Lemont kitchen and help prepare catered food to be transferred to the adventure park

  • Assist in loading and unloading food and supplies to the lower shelf for grilling/catering

  • Grill proteins & vegetables to order on the lower shelf for walk up service and catering or for concerts and activities in the arena

  • Assist with dishwashing, food running and routine deep cleaning

  • Ensure proper preparation and presentation of all food offerings

  • Follow all safety, sanitation and food storage policies


  • Background, experience, or active interest in the culinary industry

  • Ability to pitch in at all levels, there is no room for a “not my job” attitude

  • Ability to easily adapt to changing needs and requirements

  • Availability to work on nights and weekends

  • Grill/prep cooking experience 

  • Demonstrate willingness to work hard

  • Knowledge of proper cooking methods

  • Good knife skills

  • Demonstrate success in a team environment

  • Ability to follow instructions

  • Able to work effectively with a team

  • Must have attention to detail, be teachable and focused on quality and consistency

  • Demonstrate organization, planning and time management

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • High school diploma

  • IL Food Handler Certification


  • Because our park is located in a natural, outdoor, wooded location, candidates must be comfortable and willing to work in all seasonal outdoor weather conditions as operational duties may require

  • You need to be able to lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds

  • Ability to obtain Food Handling Card

Lemont Quarries Adventure Park provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Lemont Quarries Adventure Park complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

NOTICE: Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Lemont Quarries Adventure Park is an employer who participates in the E-Verify program.