In Prepared Foods we strive to sell the highest quality food. Cooks must work with the Department and Kitchen Leadership to ensure that all objectives and goals of the department and business are met or exceeded. Cooks report to the Kitchen and Department Leadership. Abides by the strictest standards of physical and food safety, freshness, and sanitation.
Support the Kitchen Supervisor and Team Leadership with all kitchen functions.
Prepare Kitchen products according to recipes.
Must have a recipe in front of you at all times.
Guides completion of daily prep lists and job assignments.
Keep all coolers and shelves clean, well-stocked and properly rotated.
Follow established food safety, cleaning and maintenance procedures.
Be aware of new products and recipes that become available.
Analyze and control product transfers, waste and spoilage.
Know and practice proper lifting techniques and safe use of all tools and equipment.
Practice proper care and maintenance of all equipment.
Report safety violations and hazards immediately; maintain department security.
Communicate with Team Members regarding all department operations.
Know product availability, preparation, storage and nutritional aspects.
Keep department leadership informed of all events that affect the Kitchen.
Ensure that product mix meets varied customer dietary needs and requests.
Accept and process product from Receiver.
Document product transfers, waste and spoilage using appropriate forms.
Ensure the quality, palatability and presentation of all in-house production.
Maintain high productivity levels.
Work with all production Team Members to minimize waste.
Perform Team Member duties as required to run the department.
Regular attendance is essential.
Perform other duties as assigned by Team Leader/Store Leadership.
Ability to work well within a team.
Able to meet physical job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation
Must have a passion for natural foods.
Able to communicate effectively with others and convey enthusiasm.
Possess some customer service experience.
Must be self-motivated and solution-oriented.
Is available for flexible scheduling to meet the needs of the department.
Desire to learn all aspects of Team.
Must have a current Serv-Safe certificate
Some reaching above and below shoulder height.
Some exposure to dust, fumes and chemicals.
Repetitive use of hands and fine manipulation.
May need to use a ladder or stool to reach product or supplies.
Exposure to continuous background and occasional loud noises.
Any item over 40 pounds requires a team lift.
Note: The purpose of this document is to provide a general summary of essential responsibilities for the position and is not meant as an exhaustive list. This document does not reflect all job duties or requirements for every position. Requirements build as one progresses through the job levels, so any job duties required at a lower level may be required at the higher level in addition to the duties listed for that higher level. Duties, assignments, and other responsibilities may differ for similar positions based on business conditions, departmental or geographic location, and/or needs for the particular position. An individual must demonstrate successful performance in their current position before being considered for promotion. In addition, in order to promote into a higher-level position, a business need for the promotion must exist and the candidate must be considered the most qualified person for the new position. Completion of certain milestones such as obtaining an advanced degree or certification, time in current position, or developing skills to perform at the higher-level role do not guarantee a promotion.
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.