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The Chicago Club

81 East Van Buren Street
Chicago , IL 60605

This club uses CMAA's General Manager/Chief Operating Officer Concept.
Age of Club Number of Members Average Age of Members Club Ownership
152 1000 -- Member-Owned
Gross Dollar Volume Annual Dues Volume Annual Food Sales Annual Beverage Sales
$7,000,000.00 $4,000,000.00 $1,500,000.00 $560,000.00

Golf Facilities

Golf facilities unspecified

Tennis Facilities

Tennis facilities unspecified

Swimming Facilities

Swimming facilities unspecified

Other Athletic Facilities

Fitness Center and Squash Court.

Dining Facilities

  • Formal Dining Room that seats 60
  • Casual Dining Room that seats 20
  • Outdoor Dining that seats 60
  • Ballroom that seats 220
  • 10 Private Function Rooms that seats 250
While the Club is open 7 days per week, member a la carte dining is offered Monday - Friday for breakfast, lunch & dinner. A la carte dinner is also offered on select Saturdays in the Summer. The Club is closed on all major holidays. In 2014, The Chicago Club opened a seasonal rooftop terrace, which overlooks Lake Michigan and many of Chicago's cultural and recreational venues.

Special Club Features

Founded in 1869, The Chicago Club is one of Chicago’s premier private clubs and one of the world’s most prestigious and historic city clubs. The Club's membership is comprised of many of Chicago's top C-suite executives and community leaders. The Club is located in downtown Chicago on Michigan Avenue across from Grant Park and in close proximity to the Art Institute of Chicago and Millennium Park.

The Club offers 32 overnight guest rooms. 

Club is open 7 days per week, 12 months per year.

Job Details

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Brief Job Description

The Chicago Club's internship program is designed to provide each student with a real-life working environment where they can execute the principles, skills and concepts they acquire in school. The primary focus of this internship revolves around Food and Beverage operations. Extensive training will be provided in fine dining, casual dining, catering, private parties, and club event operations.


  • Adheres to all Club standards as dictated in the employee handbook.
  • Punctuality, arrive at your scheduled time, follows proper payroll procedures.
  • Mannerisms project a professional image of self and the Club.
  • Attentive to the needs of all members and guests by providing them with dependable, punctual and enthusiastic service.
  • Makes him/herself accessible for any needs that may arise.
  • Greets and acknowledges the member/guest with a smile and eye contact. Addresses the member by name; displays upmost respect, courtesy and politeness.
  • Serves all food and beverages according to the standards set forth by the Club.
  • Gathers and transports all supplies needed for the set-up of a function including but not limited to, silver, china, linen, skirts, glassware, condiments, AV, etc.
  • Sets-up and services buffet tables in accordance with the Club standards and function requirements.
  • Properly set all tables, service stations and back of the house areas for functions according to established service standards.
  • Prepares and returns all mise en place for any function.
  • Ensures all tables and chairs are set and the space is clean/neat prior to end of shift.
  • Services all functions including plated, buffet, VIP meals, coffee breaks, weddings, receptions, etc.
  • Familiar with the items on the menu and can advise a member/guest of daily specials.
  • Maintains the ability to recite a la carte/banquet menus.
  • Understands and communicates dietary restrictions accordingly.
  • Inputs food order into POS System and assures accuracy of entry.
  • Anticipates and recognizes the needs of the guest and the timing of each course.
  • Sets-up, maintains and breaks down a bar or beverage station according to Club standard.
  • Transports liquor, wine, beer, soda, juice, condiments, non-food items, and glassware to a function room or dining room.
  • Prepares drinks according to standard recipes using the proper stemware and garnish.
  • TIPS/BASSET certified.
  • Basic beverage service skills to include knowledge of brand names and preparation of cocktails.
  • Tallies consumption bars accurately and records figures where and when appropriate.
  • Recognizes and addresses potentially intoxicated, disruptive or undesirable guests.
  • Assists in the set-up, break down and clean up of all function rooms.
  • Fully aware of sanitation and cleanliness practices of handling food, beverage, dining equipment and supplies
  • No solicitation of gratuities.
  • Ability to attend and participate in all required meetings.
  • Acts upon the advice and requests of the Captain and/or at times, perform supervisory duties
  • Fosters and projects a positive work environment.
  • Completes any reasonable tasks assigned by management.

Candidate Qualifications

  • Reading, writing and oral proficiency in the English language.
  • High school diploma.
  • One to three years related experience in fine dining.
  • Computer literate.
  • Approachable, anticipator, friendly, problem solver and has a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to lift/move 50 pounds.
  • Ability to communicate with members and guests, co-workers and Supervisors.
  • Compliance with personal grooming and uniform guidelines.
  • Strong knowledge of social customs and the rules of etiquette.
  • Stronf knowledge of Food & Beverage operations.

Educational Requirements

  • Full time student or recent graduate with Major in Hospitaltiy Management or Business Management.

Date Position Available

May 1, 2022

Other Benefits

  • Wages: $16.00 - $19.00 / hour.
  • Anticipated Start Date: May, 2022
  • Tentative End Date: September, 2022
  • Schedule: Full availability Monday – Saturday
  • Housing: Provided if candidate meets requirements
  • Meals: Provided during scheduled break times

Please send resumes to:

Brandon Arkush
Clubhouse Manager
81 East Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL 60605
PHONE: (312) 602-1933

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