Your role as a Prepared Foods Sous Chef will include oversight of the food preparation process, execution and creation of recipes and the selection of the items in the Prepared Foods case. Additionally you will maintain attractive Prepared Foods displays and support the regional Prepared Foods vision. You will ensure a positive company image by providing courteous, friendly, and efficient service to customers and team members. You will coach team members and help to deal with personell issues as they arise.
Responsibilities & Qualifications:
Make sure the customers are being taken care of and the department looks great at all times. Surprise and delight the customers with consistent, delightful service.
Performs all duties of a Production Team Member.
Ensure that food quality, quantity, freshness, and presentation meet all Regional standards.
Supervise production for all Prepared Foods venues.
Ensure all prepared items are labeled, dated, initialed, covered, and rotated.
Document waste and spoilage using appropriate forms, and meet all spoilage targets.
Maintain high productivity levels, and ensure that kitchen schedules are kept within budget.
Support national, regional, and store programs.
Follows and complies with all applicable health and sanitation procedures and adheres to safe work practices.
Responds promptly to customer needs and questions and requests assistance when necessary, including answering the store phone system.
Ensure that production is done using correct measuring devices, and all recipes are followed.
Enforce all safety and sanitation standards.
Ensure that walk-ins and freezers are kept clean and organized.
Responsible for catering production.
Understand why our products are different than conventional stores, and be able to explain to customers.
Communicate team concerns to the Team Leader and Associate Team Leader.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Prepared Foods Team Leader (Department Manager), Associate Team Leader (Assistant Department Manager), or Supervisor.
Ability to follow instructions and established procedures.
Ability to successfully delegate production tasks.
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
The ability to work in a fast paced environment, with a sense of urgency.
Basic knowledge of ingredient information and nutri-facts for Prepared Foods products.
Ability to evaluate all products offered in the department.
Knowledgeably communicate the product line to the customer.
Ability to understand and complete departmental transfers.
Ability to communicate effectively with customers and team members.
Ability to perform physical requirements of position.
Ability to operate all necessary equipment.
Strong organizational skills; basic computer skills.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays as required.
Able to prioritize efficiently and delegate responsibilities.
Stand and walk for extended periods of time.
Bend and stoop to grasp objects and climb ladders.
Bend and lift loads, not to exceed 50 pounds, unassisted and able to push and pull carts with product weighing up to 100 pounds.
At Whole Foods Market , we empower our Team Members to make their own decisions, thus creating an environment where people are treated with respect and are highly motivated to excel. We mentor Team Members through education and on-the-job experience. As a result, we are able to fill a majority of leadership roles from our existing team member base. We also recognize that there are individuals with talent outside of Whole Foods Market, and have training programs to bring those new leaders into the company.
Our Team Members represent over 50 different nations. We are people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, yet all work together to meet the needs of our customers.
We offer an excellent benefits program.
- Team Member Extended Health Care Plan including:
- Prepaid RX card
- Paramedical Practitioners coverage
- Vision Insurance
- Dental Insurance
- Short Term Disability Coverage
- 20% Team Member store discount
- Group RRSP (Group Registered Retirement Savings Plan)
with discretionary match
- Stock Option program
- Wellness days and Paid Time Off program
- Gainsharing bonus program
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Whole Foods Market
- 9 months ago