The Salvation Army - Central Territory

ARC Assistant Cook, Full-Time-St. Louis, MO

Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
Job ID
# of Openings
Food Services
Regular Full-Time


Looking for a place where “Doing the Most Good” is a mission? The Salvation Army has an Assistant Cook position in Saint Louis, Missouri available for the ideal candidate.  We offer a competitive employee benefit program which includes a comprehensive medical, dental, vision, hearing and prescription drug plan, voluntary life insurance, paid holidays, and paid sick days. This position assists the Kitchen Supervisor and staff in ensuring food is prepared and ready at scheduled times, and assist in serving meals from the serving line.


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.


Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Assist the Kitchen Supervisor and staff in ensuring food is prepared and ready at scheduled times, including assisting in serving meals from the serving line.
  • Supervise kitchen helpers, assigning duties as required during absence of Kitchen Supervisor.
  • Maintain a high degree of cleanliness and order in the kitchen, including ensuring that all personnel on shift understand the need for personal hygiene, are clean shaven, and wearing clean and appropriate clothing.
  • Wear any and all assigned PPE provided, including but not limited to loves, masks, or back guard when doing substantial lifting.
  • Must be available for a flexible schedule; to work early shifts, late shifts, and some weekends.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of the position.  Other job-related responsibilities and tasks may be assigned.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal education, experience, skills, and/or abilities required for this position.

Education & Experience:

High school diploma or equivalent preferred.  Minimum of six months experience in institutional cooking required.


Valid Driver’s License and ability to drive in accordance with the Salvation Army policy.


Ability to speak, write and understand English in a manner sufficient for effective communication with customers, management and coworkers.

Basic computer skills including but not limited to the use of the payroll program, and all other programs or systems that are adopted by the TSA ARC.

Ability to use basic math skills.

Good speaking, hearing and vision ability, and excellent manual dexterity.

Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Train and supervise all kitchen staff.  Document and provide requested job performance information regarding direct reports as required for review.  

Physical Requirements:

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands, handle, or feel; and hear or talk. The employee is frequently required to walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel or crouch.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.


May be required to travel to various locations for work or training.

Working Conditions:

The work environment for this position is in a kitchen environment with a moderate noise level.  The environment may experience temperature fluctuations based on weather and is frequently warm and humid.


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