Jefory Banta, Specialty Team Leader

Whole Foods Market, Lamar Store, Southwest Region

Jefory Banta
What does your title mean?

I oversee all things Specialty including chocolate, cheese, the coffee bar and coffee roasting, housewares and occasionally beer and wine.

When and where did you get your start at Whole Foods Market?

I started in this store in 2005 as a Team Member on the Beer and Wine team. I then became the Wine Specialist, then Associate Team Leader before landing in my current position.

A Day in the Life

Each day, I experience loads of great products from around the world that need to be tasted and sold to our customers. I also get to lead and learn from some of the most knowledgeable Team Members in the store.

A recent, memorable day

We made a wedding cake out of cheese for a customer, and it was amazing!

What gets you up in the morning?

Knowing that I get to work for one of the best grocery stores in the world! People are amazed when they come to Whole Foods Market Lamar!

The Very Best Part of My Job

Tasting products and learning where they came from. I also love the fact that we care about the products we sell and our customers.

What advice do you have for people considering joining the Whole Foods Market team?

Love what you do and have fun doing it.

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