The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Lead Cook

    Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Harbor Light
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview


    The Salvation Army Mission


    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 Duties and Responsibilities


    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Plan and prepare facility meals in accordance with menus, making allowances for clients medically approved special dietary needs.
    • Maintain an on-going inventory of food items monitoring usage.
    • Make recommendation as to when and how much needs to be ordered.
    • Establish and enforce an effective tracking system to recognize and prevent product loss.
    • Monitor the number of meals served on a daily basis and quality of food items used. Provide statistical break down by department as needed.
    • Maintain the kitchen and food preparation area to meet the highest standard of cleanliness in accordance with Department of health requirements.
    • Assist with Special Events meal planning and preparation as needed.
    • Assist with generating the charge back costs to individual departments and outside organizations as needed.
    • Effectively assist in the training and supervision of staff.
    • Assist in maintaining daily, weekly and monthly schedule of food service staff and assist food service staff in remedying deficiencies.
    • Meet and greet all clients in a professional and courteous manner.
    • Driving a company vehicle to pick up and deliver meals, supplies, donations, etc.
    • Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relationships with co-workers and supervisors. This would include, but not limited to such actions: conflict resolution in a professional manner; courteous treatment of staff, visitors and clients; respect of others property and person and appropriate communication to and about co-workers and supervisors.
    • Support the mission of The Harbor Light Center by treating every client and colleague with individual respect and dignity, and without discrimination of any kind.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned or at management requests.


    High School Diploma/GED, with a minimum of 1-year practical quantity/high volume cooking experience and/or food service certification from an accredited program.  Must be familiar with quantity food preparation, the use of commercial kitchen equipment and able to perform proper sanitation practices.  Must have good communication stills, and work well with clients of diverse cultural and socioeconomic groups.   Must be able to work as a team member, take direction, supervise and able to effectively delegate tasks, be trustworthy - especially in confidential matters, CPR/First Aid certifiable and willing to support the philosophy, goals, and objectives of The Salvation Army.  Must have a good driving record and meet the MVR drivers qualifications and pass background checks and drug testing.  It must be understood by the incumbent that the provisions of Safe From Harm will apply upon commencement of employment, and also understood that the required Safe From Harm training program must be satisfactorily completed within the first 30 days of employment.


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