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Lead Cook, Full Time Team Leader


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. 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
  
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: Cook
Start Date: Immediate
Job Category: Restaurant - Fast Casual
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Hourly
Experience: 1 year
Education: Culinary Arts Degree Preferred
Job Location(s): Maryland
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