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Lead Cook Full Time

This role is a team player and positive role model that ensures the development and education of the Culinary team in prepared foods. The Cook I assists with bottom line profitability of prepared foods and The??Pub and ensures we are serving only the best products while helping to drive our Who We Are values.
People (Who We Are)

  • Manage performance and develop employees; provide resources, training, feedback, and development opportunities

  • Interview, select and hire the best caring, diverse, knowledgeable people

  • Lead by example and create a fair, empowering, and safe work environment; maintain & encourage two-way communication

  • Preserve our culture, lead with our values, and ensure Wegmans remains a great place to work


Customer (What We Believe)

  • Possess an understanding of offerings; educate customers and employees on products, share knowledge to offer complete meal solutions, suggest ways to prepare meal items and work across departments to eliminate knowledge barriers

  • Help customers choose products that meet dietary restrictions, and make dining choices by allowing them to try unique, new, or featured items

  • Possess a complete understanding of the Prepared Foods department and accurately forecast department and customer needs when planning production lists, menus, and schedules


Product (What We Do)

  • Ensure products are prepared with a consistent, high quality outcome by following Wegmans core recipes & cooking techniques and educating team members on these practices

  • Maintain the overall appearance of the department, ensure products levels are sustained and food is well-merchandised to showcase quality and drive sales

  • Follow proper recipes and cooking techniques to ensure products are consistently prepared to showcase high standards of quality and guests receive a meal they can't receive elsewhere??

  • Ensure all employees are properly handling products, using equipment, and taking accurate logs in accordance with food safety and safety guidelines


Results (What We Measure)

  • Familiarize self with products in inventory and seek to reduce waste by working across Prepared Foods departments to find ways to utilize shrink

  • Reduce accidents by promoting simplification principles, keeping work environments clean and organized to maximize efficiency and workplace safety

  • Utilize resources such as WISE and MORIS to make effective business decisions

  • Seek out additional tasks and responsibilities when appropriate

  • Assist Sous Chef in running the kitchen and manage employees by performing tasks essential to the proper functioning of the department, ordering and overseeing the operations in the absence of a Sous Chef


Work Environment

  • Work includes walking, standing for up to 4 hours without a break, repetitive hand and arm movements, bending, reaching, frequent lifting, and occasional heavy lifting, along with continuous interaction with customers and co-workers in a fast-paced environment. Work involves exposure to various work environments, including temperature changes. The average weight range of items lifted is 5-20 pounds with a maximum weight lifted of 50 pounds rarely. May be exposed to various allergens (things that may cause an allergic reaction)

  • Work may include use of hand pallet jack, power pallet jack, power walkie-reach, scissors lift or WAV unit. Wegmans certification required for use of power equipment


Employment at Wegmans may be contingent upon your completion and our evaluation of a drug screen and/or criminal background check. All Applicants will be screened; only those closely matching the job posting will be interviewed.

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