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Sous Chef

Company Name:Wegmans Food Markets
This position requires candidates to have a US work permit. Please do not apply if you are not legally able to work in the United States.
Position Description:At Wegmans, we are able to make great meals easy for our customers thanks to the skills and passion of our culinary professionals. As a Wegmans Sous Chef, you will assist in setting the culinary standard throughout the store. You will use your culinary talents and managerial skills to oversee the Prepared Foods operations and work with a team to ensure the great tasting prepared foods our customers have come to know and love are available for their enjoyment.
I will add value by:
?Overseeing all elements and operations of the Prepared Foods department, being responsible for sales, contribution (profit), retention, diversity and development as well as interviewing, selecting and arranging training of new team members
?Delegating responsibilities to team members to allow them the chance to learn new tasks and develop skills, being sure to monitor progress and provide timely feedback on their performance
?Monitoring the actions of team members to ensure they are following Wegmans recipes and cooking techniques and food is produced with a consistent outcome
?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
?Communicating with store and area managers as well as team leaders and other employees to set and achieve goals and development plans for the department and its employees
?Working with other departments to cross-merchandise products, utilize Peak of Perfection items in prepared food selections, and promote Make It or Take It options
?Maintaining the overall appearance of the department to ensure products levels are sustained throughout the day and food is presented in eye-appealing ways to showcase quality and increase sales
?Utilizing shrink when appropriate to reduce product cost and waste
?Analyzing financial reports and product trends and reacting with the aim of increasing profitability in the department
?Handling any problems that arise throughout the department, including any personnel issues or concerns with product, vendors, etc.
?Ensuring all employees are properly handling products, using equipment and taking accurate logs in accordance with food safety and safety guidelines
Company Profile:? Headquartered in Rochester, New York, Wegmans is a privately held, family-owned company, founded in 1916 by the Wegman family. Danny Wegman is CEO, and Colleen Wegman, his daughter, is president. Robert Wegman, Danny?s father, was chairman until his death in April 2006.
? Ranked #5 on FORTUNE magazine's 2013 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Wegmans has been on the list every year since it began in 1998, and in 2005, ranked #1.
? A major regional supermarket chain, and one of the largest private companies in the U.S.
? Raised the bar on the shopping experience ? better quality goods, a spectacular abundance of choice, restaurant-quality prepared foods, beautiful stores and displays, a nearly telepathic level of customer service.
? Consistent low prices, every day, in all departments so that customers don't have to run around town chasing deals.
? An early adopter of new technology: Wegmans was one of the first supermarkets to introduce electronic discounts in 1990 and bar-code scanning in 1974. The late Robert Wegman co-chaired the public policy subcommittee for the grocery industry development of the UPC.
? Known for exceptional levels of charitable donations. Giving is focused on programs that reduce hunger, help young people succeed, promote healthy eating and activity, and strengthen neighborhoods. Wegmans gave food banks 16 million pounds of food in 2012.
? Strong employee benefit programs, especially their employee scholarship program, which provides nearly $4.5 million in tuition assistance to employees each year.
? Industry analyst Neil Stern, quoted in a 1994 front-page story about Wegmans in the Wall Street Journal, said, ?We consider them the best chain in the country, maybe in the world.?
Job Profile:
Position: Sous Chef
Start Date: Immediate
Job Category: Restaurant - Fast Casual
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Salary
Experience: 2 years
Education: Culinary Arts Degree Preferred
Job Location(s): Pennsylvania
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