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Wegmans Sous Chef - Next Door at Astor Place Restaurant in New York, New York

Next Door at Astor Place is a true culinary adventure located at the Wegmans store in the East Village. Led by chef Oliver Lange and our exceptional team, you will help deliver delicious contemporary Japanese cuisine which draws inspiration from around the world.

The art deco inspired space, in a nod to the historic origin of the building, will be both welcoming and comfortable. Guests will enjoy a wonderfully immersive and entertaining experience from any seat in the house and personalized, next-level hospitality. Join our team today!

As a Sous Chef, you will focus on providing a wonderful culinary experience in an inviting, lively atmosphere. You will act as the liaison between restaurant leadership and the team of cooks, partnering closely to create, plan and prepare those one-of-a-kind menu offerings. You will be a role model for the kitchen, ensuring the day-to-day operations run smoothly and profitably. If you are a dynamic leader with a desire for sharing your culinary creativity and expertise with others, this could be the opportunity for you!

What will I do?

  • Lead the kitchen staff by example, educating and sharing knowledge, so food is prepared and presented with a consistent outcome, showcasing the Wegmans high standards

  • Prioritize tasks in the kitchen to ensure items are prepared on time and efficiently, to maintain the integrity of our fresh offerings

  • Ensure all employees are properly handling products and using equipment in accordance with food safety and safety guidelines, as well as complying with applicable State Restaurant Health Codes and Regulations

  • Work with the restaurant leadership to drive efficient restaurant operations and sales


  • 2 or more years' experience as a sous chef

  • Managerial/supervisory experience including but not limited to, interviewing, selection, disciplinary action, employee development, and supervising a team

  • Experience working a variety of positions in multi-faceted food service facilities and venues, including upscale restaurants, hotels, and country clubs

  • Experience in food service profit and loss management

Preferred Experience:

  • 5 or more years of total culinary experience

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts

  • Diverse culinary experience, including working with a variety of food in a variety of regions and/ or cultures

At Wegmans, we’ve long believed we can achieve our goals only if we first fulfill the needs of our people. Putting our people first and offering competitive pay and a variety of benefits & perks is just the start of what it means to work at Wegmans.

Whether through premium pay for working on Sundays or holidays, offering industry-leading health care coverage and wellness programs to support physical, financial, and emotional well-being, or paid time off (PTO) to help you balance work and life, we’ve got something for everyone.

And because we care about the wellbeing and success of every person, we recognize each person has their own unique scheduling needs. We’re proud to offer flexibility in scheduling so our employees can prioritize what is most important to them. Our large, high-volume stores and 24x7 operations allow for personalized schedules that balance an employee’s individual needs with the needs of our business and each department.

Comprehensive benefits*

  1. Paid time off (PTO) to help you balance your personal and work life

  2. Higher premium pay rates for working Sundays or on a recognized holiday

  3. Health care benefits that provide a high level of coverage at a low cost to you

  4. Retirement plan with both a profit-sharing and 401(k) match

  5. A generous scholarship program to help employees meet their educational goals

  6. LiveWell Employee & Family program to support your emotional, work-life and financial wellness

  7. Exclusive discounts on electronics, entertainment, gym memberships, travel and more!

  8. And more!

***Certain eligibility requirements must be satisfied and offerings may differ based upon area or the company and/or position.

For 25 years in a row, our employees have put us on the FORTUNE magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®. Discover what it means to work for a family-owned, mission-driven, values-based company that believes in caring, respect, empowerment, high standards and making a difference in the community. Because with a family-like atmosphere of shared support, leaders who have your best interest at heart and growth as part of everything we do, Wegmans is the place for you to do what you love—and love what you do.

Wegmans is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We recruit, hire, train, and promote without discrimination due to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, military leave or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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