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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.

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Learning and growing at Wegmans means that you're given the opportunity to improve every day. No matter what part of the company you work in, it is important to us that everyone is engaged in our business, supports what we do, and continues to learn and grow.

– Colleen Wegman

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

Benefits

  • Health Coverage

    Two generous health plans: A traditional PPO plan with low deductibles or an HSP with a lower weekly cost

  • 401(k)

    401(k) plans that match 50% of your contribution up to 6% of your pay.

  • Dental

    Dental coverage that covers cleanings, fillings, crowns and braces.

  • Vacation

    Paid vacation time along with six paid holidays a year

  • Family Savings

    Dependent care savings accounts

Job Description

Job Posting: 10/20/2017 Job ID 1708902 Location: Natick, MA Address: Natick, 1245 Worcester St Age Requirement: Must be 18 years or older. Days Hours Req: Days/Hours Requirement: Full time applicants will be required to work a minimum of 40 hours per week and must be available Monday through Saturday throughout the year, including some holidays. Sundays are not required but will be paid at time and one half. Shifts vary based on department and typically include a variety of early mornings, afternoons and evenings for all employees. Schedule: Full-time

A glimpse at the job:

At Wegmans, we are able to make great meals easy for our customers thanks to the skills and passion of our culinary professionals. In the role of Team Leader Cook I, you will assist the Chef and Sous Chef in overseeing the Prepared Foods department. You’ll have the opportunity to work hands on with employees to develop their food passion, produce great tasting prepared foods and ensure the kitchen is operating smoothly. If you’re looking for the opportunity to display your talents and passion for the culinary arts and develop those same skills in employees, this could be the position for you!

I will add value by:

  • Assisting Sous Chef in running the kitchen and managing employees by performing tasks essential to the proper functioning of the department including hiring & staffing, training & development, scheduling and ordering with Simplification practices in mind
  • Delegating tasks to team members and empowering them to take on new challenges, being certain to provide timely feedback and annual performance reviews that focus on their growth and professional development
  • Educating customers and employees on products in the department, making sure to share knowledge to offer complete meal solutions, suggest ways to prepare meal items and work across departments to eliminate knowledge barriers and exceed expectations
  • Ensuring products are prepared with a consistent, high quality outcome by following Wegmans core recipes & cooking techniques and educating team members on these practices
  • Maintaining the overall appearance of the department, ensuring products levels are sustained throughout the day and food is well-merchandised to showcase quality and increase sales
  • Possessing a complete understanding of the Prepared Foods department and accurately forecasting department and customer needs when planning daily production lists and menus as well as scheduling employees
  • Familiarizing self with products in inventory and seeking to reduce waste by working across Prepared Foods departments to find ways to utilize shrink
  • Educating and ensuring team members are properly handling products, using equipment and keeping accurate logs in accordance with food safety and safety guidelines