Whole Foods Market Sous Chef in Newport News, Virginia

Job DescriptionThe sous chef will perform all duties related to the maintenance and proper food preparation in the Prepared Foods Area. They will provide courteous, friendly and efficient customer service. They will effectively train all Team Members and work well as a team. The sous chef will effectively communicate with Chef, Team Leader, and store leadership.Responsibilities

  • Maintain consistency in food quality standards.

  • Provide complete recipes for all products produced in the kitchen.

  • Develop and test new recipes.

  • Assign tasks to the salad prep clerks and follow prep list standards.

  • Proper use of recipes and procedures.

  • Rotate all products. Label and date all food in kitchen.

  • Use preventative maintenance with all kitchen equipment. Train on potential hazards and general safety.

  • Effectively train all Team Members.

  • Maintain effective communication with Team Leader and Chef.

  • Ensure compliance with all state of California Health codes and maintain high standards of cleanliness in kitchen area.

  • Monitor food loss and maintain spoilage sheets.

  • Communicates all stocking needs for kitchen operation with special attention to freshness dates.

  • Maintain proper inventory through control of purchasing for Prepared Foods.

  • Capable of receiving product.

  • Recognition of inferior products and the ability to return with vendor/driver.

  • Effectively maintains full levels in production.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Able to perform physical requirements of job

  • Practices safe and proper knife and kitchen utensil skills

  • Ability to work box bailer (must 18 years of age or older)

  • Works well with others and participates as part of a team

Desired Work Experiences

  • 2-3 years culinary experience

At Whole Foods Market we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all team members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the position to be filled.

Who are we? Well, we seek out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture. Add to that the excitement and fun we bring to shopping for groceries, and you start to get a sense of what we’re all about. Oh yeah, we’re a mission-driven company too.

Whole Foods Market attracts people who are passionate - about great food, about the communities they live in, about how we treat our planet and our fellow humans - and who want to bring their passion into the workplace and make a difference.

Learn more about careers at Whole Foods Market here!

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