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Sous Chef - Next Door by Wegmans Restaurant

Pittsford , NY
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Overview

Why bring your skills and talents in the culinary arts to a grocery store? One reason is that at Wegmans, our store is your pantry-meaning you’ll cook with the best, freshest ingredients all the time. As part of our culinary team, you’d be working for a company that has been on FORTUNE magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For® list for 24 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 restaurant foods sections to one of our concept restaurants, you’ll make the food that makes a difference in our customers’ lives.

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Traits
  • Responsible
  • Reliable
  • Customer Oriented
  • Flexible
  • Organized
  • Teamwork

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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

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

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

Objectives: Learn how to manage and develop others. Entry level management position responsible for overseeing a team of approximately 5-10 people. Demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of the role including managing production of kitchen; recipes, food safety, policies & procedures and financials.

Est. time in position: one 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 (available to full-time employees only).

  • Vacation

    Paid vacation time along with six paid holidays a year

  • Family Savings

    Dependent care savings accounts

Responsibilities

Schedule: Full time Availability: Morning, afternoon, evening (includes weekends). Age Requirement: Must be 18 years or older Location: Pittsford, NY Address: 3220 Monroe Ave Job Posting: 06/27/2021 Job Posting End: 07/30/2021 Job ID: R0093578

As a Sous Chef at Next Door, you will focus on providing a wonderful culinary experience in an inviting, lively atmosphere.  You will present creative, inspiring dishes using the very best seasonal and sustainable ingredients from our Wegmans Organic Farm and “near our stores” partners.  You will act as the liaison between the Restaurant Chef and the team of cooks, partnering closely to create, plan and prepare those one-of-a-kind menu offerings.  You will be a role model for the kitchen, ensuring the day-to-day operations run smoothly and profitably.  If you are a dynamic leader with a desire for sharing your culinary creativity and expertise with others, this could be the opportunity for you!

What will I do?

  • Lead the kitchen staff by example, educating and sharing knowledge, so food is prepared and presented with a consistent outcome, showcasing the Wegmans high standards
  • Prioritize tasks in the kitchen to ensure items are prepared on time and efficiently, to maintain the integrity of our fresh offerings
  • Ensure all employees are properly handling products and using equipment in accordance with food safety and safety guidelines, as well as complying with applicable State Restaurant Health Codes and Regulations
  • Work with the restaurant management and Executive Chef to drive efficient restaurant operations and sales

Required:

  • 2 or more years’ experience in a Sous Chef position
  • Managerial/supervisory experience including but not limited to, interviewing, selection, disciplinary action, employee development, and supervising a team
  • Experience working a variety of positions in multi-faceted food service facilities and venues, including upscale restaurants, hotels, and country clubs
  • Experience in food service profit and loss management

Preferred Experience, Education, Skills:

  • 5 or more years of total culinary experience prior to or with Wegmans
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts
  • Diverse culinary experience, including working with a variety of food in a variety of regions and/ or cultures

At Wegmans, we believe that if we take care of our people, they’ll take care of our customers. That’s why, as part of the Wegmans family, you’ll have a package of benefits that covers your health, well-being, family and future.

  • Flexibility in scheduling—work-life balance
  • Employee discounts
  • Premium pay on Sundays and holidays

Comprehensive benefits*

  • Quality affordable healthcare coverage
  • Vision coverage
  • Dental coverage (Available to Full-time only)
  • Pre-tax spending accounts
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee wellness programs
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Wegmans retirement profit sharing plan
  • Scholarship Program

*Certain eligibility requirements must be satisfied

Pittsford, New York

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