The Salvation Army - Central Territory

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Part Time - Cook - Janesville

Part Time - Cook - Janesville

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Food Services
Regular Part-Time

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 The Cook plans, preps, cooks and serves food for the Community Meal Program, Advisory Board, Corp Committees and other Salvation Army programs and functions; responsible for cleanliness and organization of kitchen, pantries, refrigerators, and freezers and ensures compliance with required sanitation and safety standards.


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

  • Plans, prepares, and serves nutritious meals for the Community Meal Program utilizing food on hand received through donations or Second Harvest
  • Works with appropriate program staff to plan and prepare meals/snacks needed for Salvation Army programs and events as requested
  • Provide a welcoming environment for meal program guests, volunteers, visitors, and staff and maintain a friendly and professional manner
  • Provide direction to flow of dining room during noon meal and ensure guests area aware of and adhere to posted guidelines. Report any ongoing behavioral issues to Social Services Director.
  • Ensures proper storage and rotation of food inventory and disposes of outdated foods
  • Works within established kitchen procedures, suggests additions or changes to Social Services Director
  • Maintain inventory of food and food service supplies and report needs to the Social Services Director to ensure sufficient supplies are maintained
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen, walk-in cooler, freezer, pantries and all equipment
  • Monitors coolers and freezers daily to ensure proper temperatures are maintained
  • Responsible for cleaning of dining room following noon meal during absence of custodian
  • Communicates equipment and/or kitchen maintenance needs to Business Administrator
  • Provide direction to volunteers in the kitchen
  • Provides feedback on kitchen volunteers' performance during review process as requested 
  • Participate in training in regard to food safety, emergency procedures, and other trainings/classes as required
  • Understands and complies with all health, safety, sanitation and food handling standards
  • Track meals served for statistic report

Materials and Equipment: Operates/maintains a variety of commercial kitchen equipment and tools including meat slicer, mixer, food warmer, steam tables, ovens, stoves, convection oven, fryers, microwave ovens, coffee machines and dish-washing machine. May include operation of general office equipment such as computers, printers, fax machine, telephone and copier



Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Three years' experience in food services, institutional cooking or related experience with supervisory experience


  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities

Certifications: Serve Safe Certification; valid Driver's License with clearance to drive from The Salvation Army's insurance carrier


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and ability to educate others on food and kitchen safety/sanitation requirements
  • Knowledge of and ability to educate others on large quantity food production and serving techniques
  • Knowledge of and ability to think and work independently and exercise sound judgement
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize tasks and work under pressure
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Effective written and oral skills
  • Basic computer skills, including Word, Excel, Internet, e-mail
  • Work well with people of diverse cultural and socio-economic background
  • Act in a manner consistent with the mission statement of the Salvation Army

Supervisory Responsibility: Provide direction to volunteers


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 job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel food, objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, Specific vision abilities required for the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Travel: Rare, but may be asked to attend business seminars and other Salvation Army workshops and events within Wisconsin and/or Illinois.


Working Conditions:

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; freezing temperatures ( walk-in freezers); cold temperatures (walk-in coolers); extremely high temperatures (near stoves/ovens); fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


At times the duties will involve working with individuals having infectious and/or communicable diseases.