Wegmans Blue Dalia - Prep Cook

Blue Dalia is a vibrant Mexican restaurant and tequila bar featuring authentic, contemporary Mexican food and craft cocktails prepared with market-fresh ingredients that will be located on the second floor of Wegmans at the Natick Mall.

What is my job: The job of the Prep Cook is to prepare the ingredients needed to create high quality meals.  In this position, the Prep Cook uses passion for preparing food to develop the skills and talents needed to succeed in a restaurant setting while executing and organizing work for efficient production

How do I make a difference?

Ensuring High Quality Products & Ingredients

  • Assist the entire kitchen’s operations by prepping ingredients to be used in preparing products, ensuring they are ready to be used so meals can be prepared for guests without setbacks or delays and a positive dining experience can be achieved
  • Follow proper recipes, knife skills and cooking techniques when prepping ingredients and prepare products to ensure a consistent final outcome
  • Effectively multitask and balance prep work while ensuring guests meals are prepared in a timely manner with the highest standards of quality maintained
  • Properly handle products, using equipment and keep accurate logs in accordance with food safety and safety guidelines, as well as comply with applicable State Restaurant Health Code Regulations
  • Prepare pre-shift meal as needed

Continuously Improving Results

  • Prep, execute and break down kitchen stations; performing opening and/ or closing procedures in the kitchen to prepare for that day’s or the following day’s work with the aim of ensuring the most efficient operations
  • Assist the stewarding team during peak volume times to ensure tasks are completed efficiently to meet the needs of the restaurant

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

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 as a short order cook, prep cook, or apprentice cook
  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts
  • Food preparation experience
  • Able to problem solve, anticipating, analyzing, and identifying problems, responding quickly when situations arise and preventing problems when possible

Work environment:

  • Work includes standing, walking for prolonged periods of time without a break, repetitive hand and arm movements, bending, reaching, frequent lifting, and occasional heavy lifting, along with continuous interaction with guests 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 5–10 pounds with a maximum weight lifted of 50 pounds occasionally.
  • May be exposed to various allergens (things that may cause an allergic reaction).

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, Blue Dalia
Location
Natick, Massachusetts 01760, US