Champaign, IL | Lodgic Everyday Community

Executive Chef for Hire at First-ever Lodgic Everyday Community

Published on July 16, 2020
Lodgic Everyday Community Restaurant


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Lodgic’s Flagship Location in Champaign, IL Set to Hire Multiple Management Positions

CHAMPAIGN, May 10, 2018 — Lodgic Everyday Community — a Moose International nonprofit initiative launching in Champaign summer 2018 — immediately seeks to hire an Executive Chef, Sous Chef, Food & Beverage Manager, and Assistant Food & Beverage Manager, with line staff roles soon to follow. Lodgic Everyday Community is the first-ever blend of productivity-boosting workspace, flexible drop-in childcare, and fun, good-for-you dining — all in one energizing everyday place.

“The Lodgic development team spent some time recently in our Midtown Manhattan test kitchen where we finalized the menu concept for Everyday Kitchen Restaurant & Bar, and Clever Moose Market Cafe,” said Jori Orsini, Lodgic Everyday Community, Executive Director, Hospitality Operations (EDHO). “Now we need an Executive Chef to bring it to life in Champaign-Urbana!”

Lodgic aims to regionally source approximately 40% of its menu and is committed to serving-up smart dining that is healthy, energizing, and affordable. The Executive Chef is responsible for the production and quality of all food for two outlets — a high-quality, fast-casual, market-style cafe and a full-service restaurant and bar — and related revenue centers within Lodgic. The Executive Chef reports directly to the EDHO.

“Our Executive Chef has a really exciting and unique opportunity to do something few chefs ever get to do,” said Orsini. “This person is going to help give life to something that has been in the works for years, backed by a 130-year-old, international, fraternal service organization who’s reinventing itself for the twenty-first century. Our Executive Chef must be camera-ready with authentic energy, passion and enthusiasm for their craft and the Lodgic brand.” said Orsini.

Lodgic’s Sous Chefs will provide traditional responsibilities in this role, but in an innovative kind of place that allows for creativity and cross-functional collaboration with Lodgic Workplace, Lodgic Kids Camp and private event space needs.

Lodgic’s Food & Beverage Manager and Assistant Food & Beverage Manager will work in tandem to coordinate the daily restaurant management operations across Clever Moose and Everyday Kitchen, while delivering superior food-and-beverage service across the entire facility, and maximizing customer satisfaction.

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Lodgic Workplace

Lodgic coworking is designed as a fresh take on the workplace, which means it’s nothing like a traditional office. It will offer quiet phone tents, energizing huddle huts, cozy corners, smart event spaces, healthy food and drinks, and fast internet speed. It’s a 24-hour vibrant work zone for freelancers, start-ups, small businesses, or professional nomads.

Flexible, Drop-in Childcare

Lodgic Kids Camp is a new kind of high-quality licensed care that allows parents to come, go, and pay only for the time they need. No reservations required. It works by the hour, by the day, by the week, or month. Evenings and weekends, too. It’s like an affordable day camp for growing minds and building character. Arts and crafts, healthy snacks and naps, and early-childhood happiness adapt to the modern family’s work week.

Everyday Kitchen Restaurant & Bar and Clever Moose Market Cafe  

Lodgic welcomes the community inside and out with smart dining that is good and good for you, energizing, and affordable. At Lodgic, everything is connected, so culinary adventure and local foodie culture is built into every space. At the family-friendly cafe and market, the on-the-go option is also the good-for-you option. Nearby, the spitfire grill is a full-service kitchen and bar with house-made, locally sourced freshness that tastes a lot like comfort food and feels a lot like home.

About Moose International

The Loyal Order of Moose is one of the world’s oldest and largest fraternal order and community service organizations. With one million members and over 1,500 Moose Centers across the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and Bermuda, it provides members with family-oriented social, dining, and sports activities. In local communities, members are known for volunteerism and community service. Nationally, the organization’smain endeavors include Mooseheart Child City and School, a residential communityand school for children whose families are unable to care for them; Moosehaven, a Florida retirement community for senior members; and Tommy Moose, a national first-responder program for police and rescue to help children in acute crisis situations. Mooseheart Child City and School is one of the longest-operating children’s residential care facilities in America. Its beautiful rural campus spans 1,000 acres and has itsown ZIP code. Children receive the nurturing home, emotional development, and solid education they need to reach their full potential through the pioneering Mooseheart method of innovative and nationally recognized educational and family-living programs.


Stefanie Santos McLeese
214-548-1393 |