Whole Foods Market Chef De Partie - Full Time in Garden City, New York
Job DescriptionThe Chef de Partie role is an ATL level leadership role in Prepared Foods focused on driving culinary excellence and hospitality experience on the Retail Floor. The CDP is a Retail Floor Venue Lead responsible for expediting and executing operational SOPs, merchandising standards, in stock levels, core menu implementations, sales driving initiatives, promotions and Prime Deals for Chefs Case, Fresh Pack, Charcuterie, Rotisserie, Food and Soup Bars and In Line Service Venues (pizza, sandwich etc.).
Culinary Excellence, Culture and Leadership
Drive and elevate Culinary operational excellence by being a champion for food quality and promoting a Passion for Food culture in the front and back of the house
Consistently communicate and model Whole Foods Market vision and goals
Demonstrate advanced product knowledge and awareness of industry trends, products and innovation
Build a positive work environment of outstanding teamwork, mutual respect and exceptional morale
Sustains exceptional level of knowledge and awareness of competitors and industry trends
Develop, mentor, motivate and train Team Members to sustain a high performance and strong retention
Establish standards of service and serve as the voice and face of Prepared Foods
Food Production and Quality
Manage and expedite production within Prepared Foods [hot/soup/salad bars, chef’s case, venues and fresh pack] to ensure quality, presentation and food safety are maintained daily at the highest levels
Communicate and execute operational and store process SOPs and regional merchandising standards for all culinary programs
Ensure integrity of all menu implementations and planograms
Monitor and maintain in-stock levels o Execute all Prime deals, promotions and sales driving initiatives
Build strong partnership and communication with store leadership and team Buyer
Establish ownership of results, organize systematic approach to work and the ability to efficiently delegate responsibilities o Set and achieve highest standards of retail execution
Prioritize production lists for back of the house
Ensure highest standard levels and conditions for walk-ins
Ensure compliance for all signage and messaging
Oversee Prepared Foods catering order fulfillment
Coordinate Regional culinary tasting events
Participate in inventory as needed
Hospitality and Service
Lead by example in promoting hospitality to all Whole Foods Market guests
Serve as culinary ambassador and elevate guests’ in-store experience
Maintain awareness of customer flows and needs; direct Team Members as necessary to satisfy and delight customers
PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS
This role will report directly to our Prepared Foods Team Leader and work in partnership with Store Leadership and Regional culinary teams. The Chef de Partie will lead and Earn Trust from a team of Leaders, Supervisors and Service and Production Team Members. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES
Combined history (minimum 18 months) of professional hospitality/ kitchen experience AND culinary training
Ability to teach and develop others in a constructive and positive manner
Organized and systematic approach to work and the aptitude to prioritize efficiently and delegate responsibilities
Excellent communication, interpersonal, motivational skills to build teams and customer relationships
True passion for food o Food safety certification. If not currently certified, will commit to completing certification within 6 months.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays as required
Strong technology skills: Microsoft Office
Consistent and punctual
Standing and walking for extended periods of time, up to 8-10 hours
Bending, stooping, twisting, squatting, reaching, climbing; may require use of ladders
Unassisted heavy lifting and/or assisted lifting to 50 pounds
Physical dexterity; repetitive hand and arm motion – single grasping, fine manipulation, pushing, pulling
Exposure to FDA approved cleaning chemicals
Exposure and work in varying temperatures: <32 degrees F (freezing), 32-40 degrees F (refrigerators), >90 degrees F
Ability to work in wet and dry conditions
Ability to use tools and equipment operational machinery
Iteration of duties.
Ability to travel for training purposes or other meetings as required
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, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely based on qualifications for the position to be filled and business needs.
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.
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