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Bring your culinary passion to Wegmans

Why bring your skills and talents in the culinary arts to a grocery store? Because Wegmans is much more than an average grocery chain. As part of our culinary team, you’d be working for a company that’s been on the prestigious “Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®” list for 20 years in a row.

You’ll also work side-by-side with experienced chefs making a wide variety of delicious, fresh and award-winning dishes that meet the needs of busy families and hungry people in the communities we serve. From our prepared food sections to one of our concept restaurants, you’ll make the food that makes a difference in our customers’ lives.

We know your growth as a culinarian is important. At Wegmans, you’ll be able to expand on your current skills as a chef and a manager by participating in seminar and certification programs. You’ll have the chance to be mentored by a regional or executive chef who loves the opportunity to share what they’ve learned.

In addition to opportunities for professional growth, you’ll have support. From flexible scheduling to great benefits, you’ll be able to do the work you love while living the life you want.

Be part of an amazing team. Join our culinary family!

Talent Development Programs

  • Culinary Intern Program
    Culinary Intern Program
    Use your summer to discover your passion. Our summer program is for full-time college students enrolled in an associate, bachelor or 2+2 culinary program and offers structured learning and career development opportunities that can lead to a full-time Wegmans career. Learn More
  • Culinary Extern Program
    Culinary Extern Program
    Get deep doing the work you love. Our immersive, 12- to 18-week training program is for full-time culinary college students not employed at Wegmans and offers supported learning and career development opportunities with the possibility of a full-time career at Wegmans. Learn More
  • Culinary Management Trainee Program
    Culinary Management Trainee Program
    Develop your strengths. Our comprehensive two-year training program guides high-potential culinarians to a leadership role position as a sous chef. You’ll expand current cooking and managerial skills, participate in seminars and certifications and be mentored by executive chefs. Learn More

Career Path

Prep Cook (Cook III)

Objectives: Entry level position where you will learn from the best culinarians to help you in your start to a long culinary career. Must possess basic food safety knowledge and knife skills and a passion for cooking is a must!

Est. time in position: 2 or more years

Line Cook (Cook II)

Objectives: Build upon your learnings from a prep cook or jump into a role where you will enhance your organization and culinary skills to maximize production efficiency. You will be trained in various stations within the kitchen and learn the IT tools to effectively manage the business.

Est. time in position: 2 or more years

Culinary Management Trainee

Objectives: Learn how to impact the 5 Measures and about culinary standards while mastering core recipes and cooking techniques with the aim of becoming a Sous Chef upon successful completion of the program.

Est. time in position: 2 years

Lead Cook (Cook I)

Objectives: Learn how to manage & develop others, build customer relationships, demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of the role, manage production of kitchen; recipes, food safety, policies and procedures & financials.

Est. time in position: 1 or more years

Sous Chef

Objectives: Manage kitchen operations, drive knowledge based service, train and develop culinary staff.

Est. time in position: Multiple experiences req. – 1 or more years

Store Chef

Objectives: Learn how to partner across the store to provide customers with delicious, innovative meal solutions, control product usage between prep areas, develop culinary employees and bring the What We Do and Who We Are to life.

Est. time in position: 2 or more years

Executive Chef

Objectives: Focus on being the primary food resource and setting the culinary standard for the store, partner with Perishable departments to develop food knowledge in all employees and customers.

Est. time in position: 3 or more years

Be a Part of Our In-Store Restaurants

Market Cafe

All of our Wegmans stores feature our busy, popular Market Cafe. The “street of shops” area offers an impressive array of foods and cuisines, including home-style prepared foods, plus self-service bars like the Asian/Indian Bar, Vegetarian Bar, Sushi Bar and more!

The Burger Bar

This high-energy, fast paced restaurant features a family-friendly menu of gourmet burgers, sandwiches and salads all of which are cooked fresh - to order. Develop your skills of working a line and prepping.
MD / NY (NJ / MA 2017) Learn More

The Pub

This full-service, casual restaurant has a from-scratch menu that is supported by the ultimate pantry, our market! The bar features hand-crafted cocktails, local beer and an inviting environment. Hone your line skills and develop your ability to create menu items with your culinary mentors.
PA / NY / VA Learn More

Amore Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar

This casual, fine dining Italian restaurant features a Chef-driven seasonally inspired menu of authentic Italian Cuisine. The incredible service is accompanied by an exclusive wine and beer list. Dive deep into authentic Italian Cuisine working side by side with a culinary expert.
Rochester, NY Learn More

Next Door

At this fine dining restaurant, you will find a Chef driven and seasonally changing menu consisting of world class cuisine inspired by European and Japanese techniques and ingredients. The award-winning wine list, craft cocktails, high energy open kitchen lend themselves to the very best dining experience ...that Wegmans has to offer. Work in different roles throughout this large kitchen brigade and gain exposure to unique ingredients, and top-notch Chefs.
Pittsford, NY
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Wegmans has been on the list of FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For ® since 1998 and is one of the few companies that has made the list for the last 22 consecutive years since its beginning. FORTUNE and 100 Best Companies to Work For are registered trademarks of Time Inc. and are used under License. FORTUNE and Time Inc. are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Wegmans.

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