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Wegmans Lead Cook job in Alexandria, VA

Job Title
Lead Cook
Job Type
Alexandria, 7905 Hilltop Village Drive
Alexandria, VA 22301
Last Active
+30 days

Lead Cook

Wegmans Food Markets jobs

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 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.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelors
  • Experience working as a Cook II and/or Cook III/line cook
  • Experience working in a multi-faceted food service facility, including restaurant, hotel, country club, conference center, casino, theme park, etc.
  • Managerial/supervisory experience

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