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The Salvation Army 13-100 - Cook - CAS/San Bernardino Hospitality House in Highland, California


Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Position Summary

Under general direction of the Lead Cook, the Cook operates all kitchen services, directs the work of assigned volunteers, and prepares and serves food. They maintain food production areas in a sanitary and orderly condition and perform related duties as required.

Essential Functions

  • Assist Food Service Manager to prepare and serve meals in mass quantities.

  • Assist Food Service Manager to plan menus and food utilization based on anticipated number of guests, nutritional value, palatability, and costs.

  • Assist Food Service Manager to maintain a monthly menu for 3 meals daily and additional meal service for Homeless Program with 1 meal daily.

  • Assist Food Service Manager to monitor food preparation methods, portion sizes and presentation of food to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner.

  • Test and taste all cooked food to ensure palatability and flavor conformity.

  • Assist in the oversight of cleaning and storing of all dishes, utensils, cafeteria, and food prep equipment.

  • Assist in the maintenance and regular cleaning of the kitchen and verifying that all sanitation levels are met.

  • Monitor compliance with health and fire regulations regarding food preparation and serving, and dining facilities.

  • Assist Food Service Manager to resolve complaints regarding food quality, service, or accommodations.

  • Assist Food Service Manager to maintain daily records of number of meals served for statistical reporting to TSA.

  • Advise Food Service Manager of changes and related information pertinent to the food service and meal program.

Work Conditions

  • Ability to speak, sit, walk, stand, bend, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent basis; to grasp, reach, handle, finger, push or pull objects

  • Hearing and vision acuity at or corrected to within normal levels

  • Ability to lift, up to 25lbs., or more with assistance

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 years’ work experience in qualified food services position.

  • Possession of a food handler’s permit.

  • General knowledge of food and nutrition.

  • General knowledge of proper food preparation.

  • Ability to multitask regarding all food preparation and service.

  • Ability to operate and utilize commercial kitchen equipment.

  • Hold and maintain a valid California Driver’s license.

  • Must pass TSA Decision Driving Course.

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • Understand, interpret, and apply oral and written directions.

  • Knowledge of appropriate workplace relationships with residents and staff.

  • Able to handle crisis/emergency situations.

  • Able to communicate effectively with clients and staff and be appropriately assertive.

  • Knowledge and understanding of confidentiality requirements in the workplace

  • Able to work independently and show initiative.

  • Demonstrate ability to manage time effectively, and to work harmoniously with clients, visitors, officers, and other personnel.




  • 2 years: Experience in qualified food services position

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)