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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:If you are a skilled Chef with management experience and you are looking for a rewarding new career path, join the Wegmans team! We are looking for Chefs to oversee a culinary team and to provide our customers with healthy and great tasting meals! As a part of our culinary management team you will oversee one of our exciting areas which could range from our chef case, our specialty food bars (including Asian food, vegetarian fare) Sushi and our ala carte restaurant areas. As a leader in our culinary areas, you will oversee the training and development of your team while managing food safety and sanitation and supporting department financials. This position is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your management skills while still remaining in a hands-on cooking role.

What are the expectations of this role?

-Positive Role Model
-Team player
-Leads, trains and supervises a team
-Organizational and culinary skills to maximize production efficiency
-Advanced cooking skill and mechanics, culinary terminology, techniques
-Advanced food safety knowledge
-Leadership qualities to oversee operation in absence of Sous Chef
-Seeks additional responsibility
-Utilizes & understands Information Technology tools to effectively manage the business / production
-Ensuring products are prepared with a consistent, high quality outcome by following Wegmans core recipes and cooking techniques and educating team members on those practices.
-Maintaining the overall appearance of the department ensuring product levels are sustained throughout the day and food is well-merchandised to showcase quality and increase sales.

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: Head Chef
Start Date: Immediate
Job Category: Restaurant - Fast Casual
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Hourly
Experience: 2 years
Education: Culinary Arts Degree Preferred
Job Location(s): Pennsylvania
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