Weavers Way Co-op has a full-time opportunity for an energetic, creative, and experienced individual to be a Lead Cook in our Ambler store. As the A Lead Cook, you’re integral to the entire operation. You possess a deep knowledge of cooking, have worked in a production kitchen, have good relationships with vendors, and have an eye for what the shoppers want. You work with your manager to find new ways to streamline processes and come up with new ideas. Staff can depend on you to manage, engage, and listen. You know the definitions of the words local, sustainable, and have a love and knowledge of all things food.
The Lead Cook is responsible for supporting the manager and ensuring successful day-to-day operations of the Kitchen department. The management of inventory/product and attention to maintaining a local competitive position is key. Development and training of staff is essential, as is a keen ability to manage, communicate, and motivate. This position requires focus on customer service and team building as top priorities. Previous experience with sales and strategic thinking is a must. Our Lead Cook must be able to think day-to-day and organically into the future and serve as an advocate of our co-op principles.
• Develop relationships with new and existing vendors and vendor representatives.
• Place product orders.
• Negotiate pricing and terms with vendors.
• Arrange for samples and demos with vendors.
• Observe all Weavers Way policies and procedures
• Attend departmental and all-staff meetings as scheduled
• Assist with inventories
• Perform other duties as assigned by a manager or supervisor
Founded in 1973, Weavers Way is a community-owned natural grocer with stores in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill. In addition to our stores, we run a market farm in the Awbury Arboretum, a CSA farm partnership with Saul High School, our own community newspaper, and a non-profit which emphasizes food and nutrition education. We operate based on a triple bottom line philosophy that considers our community and environment in all of our decisions.
We are looking for someone with a flexible schedule that can work varied shifts. If you have a lot of constraints on your time, this position may not be the best fit..