The Salvation Army

  • Soup Kitchen Cook & Supervisor

    Job Locations US-CT-Bristol
    Job ID
    Food Services
    Compensation Min
    USD $10.10/Hr.
    Compensation Max
    USD $13.50/Hr.
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    Location/Department: Bristol Corps (Bristol, CT)

    Status:  Non-Exempt, Part-Time

    Hours Per Week: 20, Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm


    Scope & Purpose of Position:
    Will oversee the preparation and serving of meals at the Bristol Corps’ Soup Kitchen and management of its volunteers.


    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    • Plan and prepare well balanced meals daily, ensuring appropriate and adequate servings are available for all
    • Prepare weekly menu and submit to supervisor.
    • Serve meals at the designated time in a manner that shows cleanliness and
    • Use and maintain Connecticut Health/Food Safety requirements for cleanliness and sanitation in all food service
    • Submit food order/supply requests to Corps Officer, weekly as needed.
    • Create and track inventory of current foods/supplies.
    • Provide meal/client stats to Director of Social Services and Corps Officer as requested.
    • Supervise volunteers involved in food preparation and service, including Dining Room volunteers daily.
    • Complete necessary statistical paperwork:
      • Copy of all invoices
      • Temperature control sheets
      • Daily volunteer/community service sign-in sheets
      • Client sign-in sheets
      • Foodshare Stats
    • Maintain communication with the Corps Officer(s).
    • Make sure all stations, including Kitchen and Dining Room, are left in a clean and acceptable manner, all lights are shut off, refrigerators and freezers are closed completely, and all doors are locked and
    • Oversee bread program distribution and delegate responsibilities appropriately.
    • Work with officers to develop a volunteer system and oversee the daily operation.
    • Assist officers with pick-up of products if needed.
    • Assist officers in other areas of Soup Kitchen, as needed.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    Does this job have supervisory responsibilities: _X__ Yes ___ No


    • High-school diploma and two years of cooking experience required
    • Have or be willing to achieve a QFO (Qualified Food Operator License), along with Servsafe certification.
    • Supervisory experience preferred
    • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
    • Will respect and promote the interest of The Salvation Army. The individual is not required to embrace the tenets of faith, but he/she is required to promote and respect the mission of The Salvation Army.

    Work Environment/Physical Demands:



    Up to 1/3

    1/3 to 2/3

    Over 2/3

    Climb or balance




    Lift up to 20 pounds




    Lift up to 50 pounds












    Use hands




    Use sight/vision




    Walk, bend, kneel





    Benefits of Working for The Salvation Army

    Part-time employees who work at least 20 hours per week are eligible for voluntary term life insurance, short term disability coverage, supplemental insurance coverage options, employer-funded pension plan, and paid absence time.


    The Salvation Army Mission Statement:

    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.


    Divisional Headquarters Vision Statement:

    The Southern New England Divisional Headquarters exists to develop its Officers, staff, and volunteers to their fullest ministry potential and to be a catalyst and resource for the growing of healthy, vibrant Corps and other expressions of The Salvation Army mission.


    An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer:
    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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