I had so much fun this week getting a behind-the-scenes tour of the recently opened Wegmans store in Medford, and learning about their exciting Natick store that will be opening this spring. It will include a full-service Mexican restaurant and a Burger Bar!
Anyway, during my visit to the Medford store, we started off in the sushi section, where I taste-tested some different rolls and learned about all of the efforts that Wegmans has been implementing to source sustainably, not just within the sushi department but across their entire store.
Then, to their made-to-order pizza bar, where they have a super impressive oven that features a rotating deck of bricks that is made from volcanic material collected from Mount Vesuvius in Italy! I watched the team make some delicious pies — the Margherita, the Prosciutto & Arugula, and the Caramelized Onion & Applewood Bacon.
Afterwards, on to the bakery where I got to watch the bakery team decorate some beautiful cookies.
I also learned about their impressive in-house bread making operation, and got a peek at all of the pastries — everything from donuts to cookies to bagels to tarts!
Then we headed to the cheese section, where I learned that Wegmans has its own cheese cave in Rochester, NY where they are able to ripen cheeses under ideal conditions that they can then send to their stores.
In the Medford location, they have a misting case, where they are able to keep the cheeses at the most ideal temperature and moisture level to allow the cheeses to retain their flavor much better than they would if they were wrapped or merely chilled.
When I was visiting, I got to see the team crack a huge parmesan wheel and got a taste of the moist freshly-cracked cheese.
Afterwards, we checked out their Burger Bar where they serve a variety of different burgers and salads as well as other sandwiches like their Chicken Avocado BLT, Shrimp Po’ Boy, and a delicious Lobster Salad Roll.
What an impressive store! I felt like I could have spent the entire day there.
You can check out the Medford Wegmans store at 3850 Mystic Valley Parkway in Medford. The Natick store, located at the Natick Mall, is set to open Sunday, April 29. They have job opportunities available throughout the Natick store, including cooks and servers, and positions across many departments including prepared foods, sushi, pizza, bakery, produce, deli, cheese, day and overnight grocery, and cashiers. If you’re interested in applying, go to their career website here.
Thanks to Wegmans for sponsoring this post.
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