Prep Cook

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
Chantilly, VA
May 25, 2018
May 28, 2018
Food Service, Cook
Full Time
Chantilly Full Time Prep Cook Additional Comments: The grand opening of the new Chantilly store will be in June 2018. The Chantilly store will be open 6am-midnight, 7 days a week. Full-time interviews will begin in September 2017 Part-time interviews will begin in December 2017 Opportunities are for Year-Round Employment Online correspondence is important throughout the Wegmans hiring process. Please ensure that your contact information is accurate and changes are updated as they occur. Interview Location: 14280 Park Meadow Dr. Chantilly, VA 20151 Suite 100 Phone: 571-525-5622 What is my job: Our Prepared Foods department offers customers healthy, affordable meal solutions throughout the entire day. In this position, youll educate our customers about the exceptional ingredients and products we offer and assist in the creation of a variety of entree 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 Chefs 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 Similar positions include: 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 Bachelors 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 520 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