The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Lead Cook FT - Columbia

    Job Locations US-MO-Columbia
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Food Services
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview




    The Salvation Army Harbor House located in Columbia, Missouri, is looking for a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Lead Cook.  This position comes with benefits such as medical insurance, paid holidays, vacation time, sick time, and is eligible for participation in the company funded pension plan.


    Schedule will be Monday - Friday 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM with a one-half hour break after lunch duties. Other days and extended hours may be required on occasion.


    Responsible for the efficient and healthy operation of the kitchen and dining area to include documentation of weekly menu plans, reporting food and supply needs to the supervisor, preparation and serving of meals, and clean-up of kitchen and dining area. Position is expected to comply with and meet The Salvation Army, Federal, State and Local policies and standards. Drive to various businesses to pick up supplies or food items with TSA supported transportation.


    Full Job Description will be provided upon request and/or interview.


    High school diploma or equivalent with one year of cooking experience for large groups (30-50). Combination of education and experience will be considered.  One year of supervisory experience preferred.  Able to comply with recipes, safety handling instructions and job description.  Medically qualified to work in food service area.  Able to prepare meals in large quantities.  Must have valid drivers’ license and pass TSA MVR check. Must possess or obtain Adult and Child CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens and ServSafe certification within three months of employment.  Must be a team player, a self-starter, able to handle several projects at the same time and perform well with minimum supervision.  Must think independently and demonstrate sound judgment.  Must be supportive of The Salvation Army’s mission and policies.


    Physical and Work Environment Requirements:  Must be capable of performing the above essential duties.  Capable of frequently lifting 25 pounds and occasionally lifting 50 pounds.  Will occasionally move 50 pounds or more using a dolly/cart/truck.  Most work will be indoors in a temperature-controlled environment; however, the kitchen will get above 80 degrees at times.  Medium cold category temperatures will be experienced in the walk-in refrigerator/freezer.


    Contact Person:  Columbia Human Resources
    Address:  1108 West Ash Street, Columbia, MO 65203

    Mailing address: PO Box 1864, Columbia, MO 65205
    In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for this position, please call (573) 442-3229 or email the above contact.                                   




    The Salvation Army Central Territory does not participate in unemployment compensation programs. The Salvation Army, as a church, is exempt from participation in federal and state unemployment insurance programs.


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