Prep Cook

What is my job:

Our Prepared Foods department offers customers healthy, affordable meal solutions throughout the entire day. In this position, you’ll educate our customers about the exceptional ingredients and products we offer and assist in the creation of a variety of entrée and side dishes. If you have a passion for working with food and are looking to develop your skills and talents, this could be the role for you!

How do I make a difference?

Providing Incredible, Knowledge  Based Customer Service

  • Proactively approach customers at the counter, weigh and package prepared items as requested, answer questions about products, offer suggestions for meal solutions and respond with a sense of urgency
  • Utilize resources to increase knowledge of products and practices by connecting with team leaders and department managers and recognizing how featured items and themes tie into the department, particularly regarding Menu magazine
  • Ensuring High Quality Products & Ingredients

    • Follow Wegmans core recipes, production lists, and proper knife skills to prep ingredients and ensure a quality and consistent outcome
    • Follow Wegmans Guiding Principles and department job aides to ensure ingredients are ready to be used to avoid setbacks or delays in kitchen operations
    • Maintain appearance of Chef’s case by refilling products, setting up supplies, and ensuring station is well-merchandised and signs are properly displayed
    • Perform closing procedures, including cleaning stations, storing prepared food to maintain freshness & quality, and leaving the department ready for tasks to take place efficiently the next morning 
    • Properly handle products, use equipment, keep accurate logs and follow sanitation practices in accordance with food and human safety guidelines and Simplification 5S procedures
    • Living Who We Are

      • Support, encourage, and respect co-workers
      • Work with supervisor to set and achieve goals for professional development
      • Comply with Wegmans Policies and Work Rules, as well as, federal and state laws
      • Maintain open lines of communication with supervisors and coworkers to ensure the most efficient operations in the department
      • Customer Service Cook 3 Prep Cook

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        Cook, Commis, Boucher, Pantry Chef, Legumier, Potager, Entremetier, Friturier, Grilladrin, Rotisseur, Saucier, Chef de partie, Line Cook, Station Cook, Saute Chef, Prep Cook, Short Order Cook, Grill Cook, Fry Cook, Banquet Cook

What skills, learnings, and experiences are required?

  • Living Who We Are values by caring about the well-being of every person, having high standards as a way of life, making a difference in the communities we serve, respecting and listening to others and making decisions that benefit our customers and company
  • Possess teamwork & diversity awareness by listening to others' points of view and recognizing and appreciating differences
  • Recognize and seek opportunities for continuous learning to gain new understandings, skills and knowledge
  • Provide incredible customer service, acknowledging customers, listening to their needs, proactively offering assistance and thanking each customer for shopping with us
  • Properly handle, prepare, transport and store products; ensuring food & human safety practices are strictly adhered to
  • Possess organizational skills, prioritizing requests and department activities while managing interruptions and attending to details to complete tasks within deadlines
  • Has knowledge of products used throughout the store and works across departments to provide knowledge based service to assist customers in finding complete meal solutions
  • Utilize resources to educate self and others about product uses and characteristics, being sure to share acquired product knowledge
  • Learn, use and be able to explain Wegmans sanctioned cooking techniques to assist customers for their success at home
  • Possess culinary knife skills which include safely using knives; sharpening and honing the edges of knives; and using them to chop, dice, julienne and mince

What skills, learnings, and experiences are preferred and will set me apart? 

  • Experience working in a retail/food service setting
  • Experience working as a pantry cook/apprentice cook
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts
  • Able to problem solve, anticipating, analyzing, and identifying problems, responding quickly when situations arise and preventing problems when possible

Work environment: 

  • Work includes walking, standing for up to 4 hours without a break, grasping, repetitive and sustained 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

Other: 

  • 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

 

Company
Wegmans
Posted
04/07/2018
Type
Full time
Categories
Grocery Store, Culinary
Location
Natick, Massachusetts 01760, US