Gourmet Chef (Full Time) Pine Twp. Market District

About Us
Who We Are:
Finding a career in a new world of food is closer than you think. Market District is a food destination that is a big part of the Giant Eagle family of stores. At Market District, we celebrate a passion for amazing food and food expertise by combining the best of everyday grocery shopping with foods, ingredients and services rarely found in traditional supermarkets. In 13 locations in southwestern Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, the Market District stores feature teams of chefs and other culinary professionals preparing fresh foods from scratch every day. All of our Team Members, Chefs and other culinary professionals are expertly trained to provide unsurpassed quality and service. And we love FOOD!
Our Market District family has a special heart for Team Members who understand the difference between making a meal and making an adventure. That's a quality we want to help grow, so we take care to match the best candidates to their perfect roles. That simply makes good sense, and we think our Team Members appreciate knowing that we're setting them up for success the moment they walk through our doors. We know you'll deliver exceptional experiences for our guests when we deliver unparalleled experiences for you.
Position Summary
Our Gourmet Chef is our go-to person for making sure our food preparation, guest service, quality standards, and merchandising are the best they can be. In addition to providing unparalleled guest service and supporting the Prepared Foods team, you'll be the one we look to make sure that our offerings and services promote growth and success for the store. This role is for a mover and a shaker in the foodie world! Who You Are: You are a team player at heart. You know that you are only successful when those around you are set up for success. You are eager to support an amazing team, have the drive to grow your career in leadership, and have the ability to inspire those around you. You are creative with cuisine, and love to help others foster their own creativity. An interest in food doesn't quite scratch the surface for you; you're passionate about the business, the trends, and what makes customers tick. You have culinary vision beyond a simple \""What's for dinner?\"" and every opportunity to connect with people is an opportunity for you exchange ideas and learn tricks of the trade. Our store leads are the cream of the crop and must ensure that each guest discovers the pleasure of tasting incredible food and our passion for providing it at every turn.
Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain safety as the top priority in all aspects of our work, for our Team Members, guests, and products.

  • Provide unparalleled guest service, constantly striving to delight and surprise our guests, vendors, and stakeholders.

  • Cultivate a foodie culture by sharing excitement and passion for food with Team Members and guests.

  • Inspire your fellow Team Members and our guests with a passion for food and a willingness to go the Extra Mile to provide the best product.

  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by ensuring that all Food Safety, Food Holding, Temperature, and OSHA standards are met.

  • In conjunction with the Team Leader, manage inventories weekly. Prepare food ingredients, and products that allow for efficient management of the business. Assist Team Leader with monthly inventory.

  • Meet or exceed budgeted guidelines for food cost percentage. Minimize product waste and ensure that production is followed strictly on a day-to-day basis.

  • Maintain accurate department records to ensure documentation of activities is readily available.

  • Participate in the preparation and production of catering orders.

  • Establish a positive work environment that enables the Team Members to grow creatively and professionally, while maintaining a high level of morale.

  • Monitor adherence to Company policies, procedures, and standards to ensure the Company requirements are met.

  • Follow strict recipe and merchandising guidelines to ensure that quality is consistent and adherent to company standards.

  • Participate in training classes for new and existing programs, and attend in-store team meetings and/or regional department manager meetings as needed.

  • Maintain awareness of competitive activity and new trends in the business and communicate ideas for improvement to the Team Leader.

  • Responsible for controlling some expense within a department.

  • None

Education and Training Required

  • Associates Degree Culinary Degree or Equivalent (1 year hands on Cooking and 3-5 years in cooking environment

Experience Required

  • 3 to 5 years

Age Requirement

  • At least 18 years of age

Retail Shifts , 1st Shift - 6a - 3p, 2nd Shift - 2p - 10p
Competencies Required

  • Adaptability

  • Customer Focused

  • Gets Things Done

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Problem Solving

  • Respect for Self and Others

Work Environment

  • Cold Prep Rooms

  • Cooler

  • Extreme Outdoor temperatures

  • Freezer

  • Fryers/Grease

  • Hot Ovens

  • Dust

Physical requirements

  • Carrying Up to 50 pounds

  • Lifting Up to 50 pounds

  • Carrying Up to 50 pounds

  • Lifting Up to 50 pounds

Equipment Used

  • Adding Machine

  • Dishwasher

  • Dolly

  • Ice Machine

  • Knives

  • Lang Oven

  • Merry Chef (Oven)

  • Microwave

  • Motorola Hand Held Gun (Receiving)

  • Panini Grill

  • Power Washer

  • Proofer

  • Shrink Wrap Machine

  • Texlon Ordering Machine

  • Watchguard Detergent Dispenser

  • Chopper

  • Conventional Oven

  • Calculator

  • Copier

  • Auto Wrapper

  • Cardboard Baler

  • Carts

  • Compactor

  • Crisping Sink

  • Dumpster

  • Electric/Manual Jacks

  • Heat Seal Gun

  • Intercom

  • Kiosk Terminal

  • Label Gun

  • Lobster Pot

  • Manual Wrapper

  • Ordering Machine

  • Periscope

  • Pineapple Corer

  • Plastic Baler

  • Power jacks

  • Pressure Hose

  • Pressure Washer

  • Price Gun

  • Receiving Gun

  • Safety Cutter

  • Scale Labeler

  • Scale

  • Shop Vacuum

  • Shredder

  • Shrink Wrapper

  • Slicer

  • Stanley Doors

  • Steam Machine

  • Telxon

  • Trash compactor

  • U-Boats

  • WalkieTalkie

  • Wrapper

Company Description:

Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle is one of the 40 largest family-operated companies in the US and operates Giant Eagle, GetGo and Market District stores.  Giant Eagle has grown to be the number one supermarket retailer in the region with retail locations throughout western Pennsylvania, north central Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland, and Indiana.  As we continue to grow and expand, our commitment to our core values and the well-being of our Team Members, customers, and our communities is as strong as ever. We listen to what you have to say and do everything we can to provide a safe, caring, family-oriented environment.  

Giant Eagle strives to be a best place to work in the eyes of the nearly 36,000 individuals who work in our stores, pharmacies, warehouses and in our corporate offices. At Giant Eagle, you'll have the opportunity to develop a real career with countless opportunities for you to grow with us. The way we conduct business and treat one another €“ our Team Members, customers, community members and valued partners €“ defines what the Giant Eagle culture is all about.

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