Jefory Banta, Specialty Team Leader
Whole Foods Market, Lamar Store, Southwest Region
- 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.