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Showcase your passion for food

As part of our culinary team, you’ll work alongside excellent, experienced chefs in a supportive environment that invests in your growth and learning. Additionally, you’ll have access to the best and freshest ingredients — our store is your pantry!

what we’re cooking at wegmans

  • Restaurant Foods
    Prepare a variety of dishes in a bustling store environment.
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    Make gourmet burgers, sandwiches and salads in a fast-paced restaurant kitchen.
  • Amore
    Cook authentic and seasonal Italian dishes alongside culinary experts.
  • Next Door - Rochester
    Hone your culinary skills throughout a large kitchen brigade alongside top-notch chefs.
  • Next Door - Astor Place
    Explore opportunities at our exclusive new restaurant, opening in our very first Manhattan store.
  • View all Culinary jobs

career path

You'll find countless opportunities to learn and grow that support your immediate and future success.

Prep Cook

Objectives: Bring your passion for food, and we’ll teach you the rest! You’ll learn knife skills and more as you help set the kitchen team up for success by preparing, maintaining, and monitoring items in our food cases.

Est. time in position: 1 year

Line Cook

Objectives: Continue to develop and grow your culinary talents in our Wegmans kitchens. You’ll be learning from the best as you prepare more complex menu items for both our hot food bars and pre-packaged meals cases.

Est. time in position: 1+ years

Lead Cook

Objectives: Take your passion for both food and people to the next level! You’ll lead your team of Prep and Line Cooks by helping them to fine-tune their culinary skills as you manage day-to-day operations in our state-of-the-art kitchens.

Est. time in position: 1+ years

Culinary Management Trainee

Objectives: Learn how to impact culinary standards while mastering core recipes, techniques and other skills you’ll need to become a Sous Chef.

Est. time in position: 2 years

Sous Chef

Objectives: This is your opportunity to run your own restaurant within our store! As a culinary expert with a passion for cultivating those around you, the development of your team will be your focus along with profitability and efficiency.

Est. time in position: 1+ years

Store/Executive Chef

Objectives: Here, you will utilize your knowledge and love of food along with your management skills to oversee the entire kitchen operation and set the culinary standard for your store. This position is dependent on store volume, but may include coffee, subs, pizza, and more.

Est. time in position: 2+ years

your culinary career starts here

Culinary Management Trainee Program

Develop your strengths through this comprehensive program that will prepare you to become a Sous Chef in under 2 years. You’ll learn how to impact the bottom line and culinary standards, participate in seminars and certifications and be mentored by executive chefs.

Culinary Team Leader Trainee

Prepare to take on a leadership role in this 6 month training program! During this time, you’ll be immersed into one of our kitchens while learning about our products and cooking techniques. Additionally, our team leader trainees learn to organize tasks, teach others, learn financials, and prepare to lead a team! This structured program prepares you to become a Team leader within our culinary areas.

Culinary Intern

Use your summer (or multiple summers) to discover your passion. Our Culinary Intern 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.

Culinary Extern

Learn while doing the work you love. Our immersive, 10-18 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.

our people are the heart of wegmans

  • “I think what’s important is the culture that we have. Everyone looks out for one another.”
  • “The best part about Wegmans is the growth opportunities. It’s a great working environment and a great learning environment.”
  • “We celebrate food. We’re always bringing in new and different cuisines, which makes me excited to come to work.”

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