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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. | Rochester, New York
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Job Description

A glimpse at the job:
If you have Sushi experience and love producing consistent, high quality products, you may want to be our next Sushi Cook .  This position will prepare individuals for future positions as Sushi Team leaders, Sushi Sous Chefs as well as other Cook  positions within the culinary area. 
I will add value by:
Who We Are:
·         Gets to know people and treats others as valued individuals, acting as a positive role model for co-workers and customers
·         Values the input and experiences of others, seeking out and acknowledging the input of others
·         Working with team leader, focusing on growth and professional development, to learn the duties and responsibilities of the job and be able to assist in performing tasks essential to the proper functioning of the department
·         Maintains two-way communication with team leader and team members
·         Complies with Wegmans Policies and Work Rules, as well as, federal and state laws
·         Providing incredible customer service by effectively handling a variety of tasks including preparing quality items and assisting customers in the Sushi department; being sure to answer any questions they have about products
·         Meeting the needs of individual customers by preparing products upon request
·         Following recipes when preparing a variety of items in the Sushi department; producing a consistent outcome that meets Wegmans standards of quality
·         Ensuring that product is of the highest quality and safe for customers by properly handling products, using equipment and keeping accurate logs in accordance with food safety and safety guidelines, as well as complying with all State Health Code Regulations
·         Setting up the Sushi case, ensuring products are well-merchandised to showcase quality and freshness
·         Ensuring consistency of product and reducing shrink and accidents by following approved recipes, using proper knife skills and techniques when preparing products
·         Prioritizing tasks to ensure all items on the daily production list are made and enough product is available to meet customer needs, especially during peak times
What abilities I must bring to the table to be considered:
Experience in Sushi preparation in high volume retail environments
Demonstrated ability utilizing all machines in the Sushi department including scales
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with customers in order to identify and meet customer needs
Demonstrated ability following food safety guidelines including; properly receiving products and maintaining food safety logs
Demonstrated knowledge of identifying fish species
Demonstrated ability to follow directions including; recipes, detailed procedures, and task lists when necessary
·         Possess culinary knife skills which include safely using knives; sharpening and honing the edges of knives; and using them to chop, slice, dice, julienne and mince.
·         Providing incredible customer service, greeting customers and answering questions in a friendly manner, proactively offering assistance and providing accurate and timely information, making product/ service recommendations and accommodating special requests
·         Possessing teamwork and diversity awareness by listening to others' points of view and recognizing and appreciating differences
·         Recognizing and seeking opportunities for continuous learning to gain new understandings, skills and knowledge
·         Ensuring food and human safety practices are strictly adhered to
·         Possessing organizational skills, prioritizing requests and department activities while managing interruptions and attending to details to complete tasks within deadlines
·         Utilizing resources to educate self and others about product uses and characteristics, being sure to share acquired product knowledge
·         Possessing knowledge of products used throughout the store and works across departments to provide knowledge based service to assist customers in finding complete meal solutions
·         Learn, use and be able to explain Wegmans sanctioned cooking techniques to assist customers for their success at home
What will set me apart from other candidates:
·         1-3 years experience working as a Sushi cook
·         Associates or Bachelors degree in Culinary Arts
·         Customer service experience preferably in a food service, restaurant, grocery or retail setting
·         Use data analysis, wisdom, experience, judgment, and past actions as well as input from other sources for decision making, always considering the impact on customers, sales and contribution (profit)
·         Control inventory levels and expenses such as payroll and shrink to impact bottom-line contribution (profit) for the department
·         Practice proper ordering techniques to complete orders by deadlines and participate in inventory process to ensure items are available to support merchandising programs and product promotions
·         Assist with meal preparation and planning by providing customers with proper serving guidelines and recommending correct cooking techniques, helping to make great meals easy
Work environment:
  • Continuous interaction with customers and co-workers in a fast-paced environment
  • Typical motions include repetitive hand and arm movements, bending, reaching and frequent lifting of an average of 5 – 20 pounds
  • Work requires the safe and proper handling of cooking utensils and kitchen equipment
  • May be exposed to various allergens and work environments,
  • Will be required to spend the majority of time on his or her feet and stand or walk without a break for up to 4 hours
  • Employment at Wegmans is contingent upon applicants completing and our evaluation of a physical, drug screen and/or criminal background check

About Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 62-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The family-owned company was founded in 1916. Wegmans is recognized as an industry leader, an innovator, and is known for its strong commitment to the communities where it operates stores. It has been listed among Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies To Work For in America" for five consecutive years.

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