The Salvation Army

  • GAINS & Soup Kitchen Cook

    Job Locations US-NY-Brooklyn
    Job ID
    Food Services
    Compensation Min
    USD $11.50/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $13.00/Hr.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Under the direct supervision of the corps officer, the cook is primarily responsible for preparing and serving all meals in the center (GAINS After School Program, UYL Middle School Program, Summer Camp & Soup Kitchen), and for maintaining the kitchen in a sanitary and efficient condition. Additionally, the cook is responsible for the supervision and training of other staff or volunteers assigned to kitchen. The food service cook will carry out the following functions in accordance with the work schedule provided by the corps officer.


    • Follow individual work schedule authorized/provided by the Corps Officer(s) to indicate specific responsibilities and the time scheduled for them.
    • Cooperates in total staff effort designed to improve the center’s services.
    • Participates in periodic individual conferences and regular staff meetings as scheduled by the Corps Officer(s). These will be called when changes are planned in the Soup Kitchen, After-School Programs or Summer Day Camp which affects the cook, so that discussions and suggestions for improving the services may be shared among the corps officer and staff. Such meetings will also be called when there are changes to be made affecting budgetary needs for food and supplies or rearrangement of space.
    • Participation in staff parties and attendance in after school parent meetings are also encouraged but not required.
    • Maintain compliance for all food vendors and networks.
    • Ability to lift 25 -50Lbs  
    • Prepare, cook and serve snacks/food for the GAINS After School Program, UYL Middle School Program, Summer Day Camp Program and Soup Kitchen according to recommended practices.
    • Follow weekly menus made in consultation with the corps officer. Confer with the corps officer when menu changes are indicated, i.e., necessary substitution or the use of leftovers.
    • Wash dishes and utensils according to sanitary practices.
    • Keep kitchen, storeroom, dining room in clean, sanitary and orderly condition, i.e., range, sink, refrigeration, cupboards, etc.
    • Keep kitchen equipment and utensils in good condition.
    • Place kitchen garbage in designated covered receptacle.
    • In the absence of a helper, the cook shall wash dishtowels and truck covers.
    • Keep simple inventory of food and household supplies on hand as needed.
    • Inform the corps officer of needed food supplies, repairs, and replacement of kitchen equipment and utensils.
    • Responsible for the storage of all food and household supplies.


    • Two (2) or more years of experience in food preparation (preferably in large quantities), dishwashing and housekeeping.Ability to read and write to follow written menus, recipes and work schedules. Ability to keep simple inventory of supplies on hand as needed.
    • Friendly, cheerful personality and ability to maintain cooperative relationship with other staff, clients, volunteers and visitors to the center.
    • Ability to maintain sanitary work and personal habits.
    • Annual PPD and physical examination after employment.
    • ServSafe Food Handlers Certification is required


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