Wegmans Food Markets starts recruitment for 225 full-time positions at its Natick Mall store, scheduled to open in spring 2018

NATICK, MA, 2017-Aug-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Wegmans Food Markets today (August 16, 2017) announced the start of recruitment for full-time positions at its store in Natick Mall, which is scheduled to open in spring 2018. The Natick store will employ approximately 550 people, most of whom will be new to the company and hired locally. Of these, there are 225 full-time positions to be filled starting now.

“Jobs with Wegmans offer competitive pay and benefits packages, career growth and development, and flexible scheduling,” said Marybeth Stewart, Wegmans human resources manager for New England. “We’re hiring for full-time positions across the entire store, including entry-level management, customer service, and a strong focus on restaurant and culinary roles, such as line cooks and sous chefs.”

Job seekers are encouraged to apply online at www.wegmans.com/careers or call 508-960-0104 for more information. Interviews are conducted by appointment only and hiring for part-time jobs will begin at a later date.

The Natick Wegmans is an innovative concept for the 101-year-old company. The space, a former department store with direct access to the mall, will house the 134,000-sq. ft. supermarket on two floors, including more than 100 seats for in-store café dining. Another 12,500 sq. ft. on the second floor will feature two restaurant concepts. Wegmans is also seeking a complementary tenant for the 45,000-sq. ft. third floor of the building.

“Wegmans consistently earns its reputation as a great place to work, in part because of family ownership that fosters a caring atmosphere and an emphasis on work-life balance,” said Wegmans Natick Store Manager Rich Boscia. “We’re growing and hiring for year-round, full-time positions with great benefits during a difficult time for many other retailers. Join us: this is the perfect place to work if you’re passionate about food and want to share that passion with others.”

Wegmans entered New England with its Northborough location in 2011, growing its presence steadily ever since. Now operating four stores in the state, the company is also actively hiring and training new employees for a fifth location, opening in Medford on Sunday, Nov. 5.

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 93-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 20 consecutive years, ranking #2 in 2017.

Press Contact:
Valerie FoxMedia Relations Coordinator
585-720-5713
valerie.fox@wegmans.com

Source: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

Wegmans Chestnut Hill brings the excitement of Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji fish market straight to customers in store On Mar. 31 and April 1

CHESTNUT HILL, MA, 2017-Mar-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — A celebration of Japanese cuisine at Wegmans in Chestnut Hill, Mass. is back, bringing the excitement of Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji fish market straight to customers in the store. On Friday, Mar. 31 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., a large space within the Market Café ordinarily dedicated to self-serve prepared food bars will be transformed by ice tables filled with stunning displays of exotic fresh fish flown in overnight from around the world (while supplies last). Some shoppers are known to travel nearly 100 miles and wait in line outside Wegmans for this popular event, which offers unique cuts of fish prepared by Wegmans’ premier sushi chefs in partnership with Japan’s top fishmonger, Uoriki.

The ringing of a brass bell signals the start of the main attraction: A Maguro no Kaitai show at 12 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday. In the time-honored Tsukiji tradition, the show will feature whole, farm-raised Bluefin tuna, sourced from Kindai University and Takuyo in Japan, masterfully taken apart with a 6-foot knife and filleted in front of the crowd. The tuna is portioned and the final cuts are made into sashimi-style pieces called saku blocks, which are then packaged and carried out on trays for customers to purchase.

A crowd-sized game of “rock-paper-scissors” played in Japanese offers a coveted award to the final players: a free package of nakaochi, a highly-prized scrape of tuna from the bone. There’s also an auction of toro, the valuable fatty tuna belly known for its melt-in-your-mouth flavor and tender texture.

The rare and highly-coveted Bluefin tuna is renowned for its rich, refreshing flavor, clean finish, and fine texture. No antibiotics or growth hormones are used in the farming process. Wegmans’ Executive Chefs John Emerson, Takahiro Hachiya, Tadao Mikami, Satoshi Yamaguchi, Loi Pham, and Dan Tartaglia will work alongside master fish-cutters from Uoriki Japan during the breakdown of each tuna and sushi preparation.

“The Tsukiji market is the largest fish market in the world and it’s been an impressive cultural landmark for more than 80 years,” said Emerson. “We’re proud to honor the spirit of the market at this special cultural celebration for our customers.”

Cut fish orders are taken with the help of Japanese translators from Uoriki, as well as several fluent Wegmans employees. Among the varieties of sashimi to order are octopus from Tsukiji, scallops from Hokkaido, uni (sea urchin) from California, and Kampachi (similar to yellowtail Hamachi) from Hawaii.

“Planning and hosting this event gives us the chance to highlight our exceptional chefs and the best fresh ingredients, while creating a culinary experience our customers won’t find anywhere else,” said Wegmans Chestnut Hill Store Manager Rich Boscia.

Additional food offerings during Sushi Fest include miso-marinated fish, a Shabu-shabu station, Yose Nabe hot pots with clams, shrimp, ponzu sauce, fresh ginger, and Meiji Chocorooms cookies. Tastings of Japanese tea, Ramune sodas, a variety of craft sake, and Suntory Japanese whiskey provide refreshment during the event. A vivid array of orchids will add color to the festivities.

SOURCE: Wegmans Food Market

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Valerie Fox
Media Relations Coordinator
585-720-5713
valerie.fox@wegmans.comKatie Redmond
Media Relations Coordinator
585-279-4317
katie.redmond@wegmans.com