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Employment Type:
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Food Service
Food & Beverage
Asian Cuisine Cook
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Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. | Allentown, PA
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Job Description

A glimpse at the job:


At Wegmans, providing our customers with great tasting prepared foods means having talented employees working in the Prepared Foods department. In the role of a Cook II, you’ll be an integral member of the team responsible for preparing these items and ensuring customers are receiving incredible service. If you have a passion for preparing food and are looking for the position to develop your skills and talents, this could be the role for you!


I will add value by:


  • Providing incredible customer service by effectively handling a variety of tasks including preparing quality items and assisting customers at the Chef’s case; being sure to answer any questions they have about products and offer suggestions and solutions to help complete their meal
  • Following Wegmans core recipes and cooking techniques when preparing a variety of items in the Prepared Foods department; producing a consistent outcome that meets Wegmans standards of quality
  • Setting up and maintaining Chef’s Case, ensuring products are well-merchandised to reflect Menu magazine themes and showcase quality and freshness
  • Working with team leader, focusing on growth and professional development, to learn duties and responsibilities of the job and be able to assist in performing tasks essential to the proper functioning of the department
  • Prioritizing tasks to ensure all items on the daily production list are made and enough food is available to meet customer needs, especially during peak times
  • Properly handling products, using equipment and keeping accurate logs in accordance with food safety and safety guidelines 



What abilities I must bring to the table to be considered:


  • Provide 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
  • Possess teamwork and diversity awareness by listening to others' points of view and recognizing and appreciating differences
  • Recognize and seek opportunities for continuouslearning to gain new understandings, skills and knowledge
  • Properly handle, prepare, transport and store products; ensuring food and 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
  • Utilize resources to educate self and others about product uses and characteristics, being sure to share acquired productknowledge
  • Learn, use and be able to explain Wegmans sanctioned cookingtechniques to assist customers for their success at home
  • 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
  • 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 will set me apart from other candidates:


  • Experience working as a Cook III or pantry cook/ apprentice cook
  • Associates or Bachelors degree in Culinary Arts
  • Experience working as a line cook
  • Food preparation experience
  • Customer service experience preferably in a food service, restaurant, grocery or retail setting

Work environment:


  • Work involves continuous interaction with customers and co-workers in a fast-paced environment
  • Typical motions include repetitive hand and arm movements, bending and reaching
  • Responsible for moving and lifting an average of 5 – 20 pounds with a maximum weight lifted of 50 pounds rarely
  • May be exposed to various allergens and work environments, including temperature changes
  • Tasks will be performed using and in the proximity of coolers, ovens, stoves and other hot equipment; cooking and kitchen utensils and equipment
  • 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 may be contingent upon your completion 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.