The Salvation Army

  • Assistant Cook

    Job Locations US-OH-Dayton
    Job ID
    Food Services
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    REPORTS TO:         Food Service & Events Manager 

    STATUS:                   Non-Exempt

    SCHEDULE:            Part Time


    FUNCTION:   All cooks will support the Food Service and Events department.  They will function in a team environment.  They will provide a high quality atmosphere/environment allowing for the various programs to thrive.  They will provide excellent service to all who participate in functions held at the Kroc Center.  Their character and attitude must always promote the principles in keeping with the Mission of The Salvation Army.



    • Use excellent communication skills to work positively with different populations and build rapport with clients
    • Ensure that a safe and healthy environment exists for patrons
    • Follows all directions given by the Head Cook and Food Service & Events Manager
    • Strictly adheres to prescribed standardized recipes and kitchen procedures
    • Diligently works at his/her given tasks and offers help to others when needed
    • Prepares and serves food in an attractive manner
    • Maintains good personal hygiene
    • Performs given duties at special meal functions
    • Relates successfully with peers, children and public
    • Follows all necessary health requirements and dress code
    • Give the Food Service & Events Manager advanced notice if unable to be at scheduled shift
    • Maintain any certifications
    • Must be a team player


    • Must have the ability to cook independently – with and without a recipe (scratch cooking)
    • Experience cooking for both large and small groups
    • Must have knife skills and be proficient with different types of cuts
    • Experience preparing party trays
    • Must be flexible and willing to work some evenings, weekends and holiday.


    • He/she acquaints themselves with all kitchen and concession equipment
    • Maintains orderly and clean work areas
    • Adheres to strict sanitary standards
    • Keep up-to-date on cooking and equipment trends


    • Help train and guide interns
    • Will communicate clearly and specifically with Food Service & Events Manager and Head Cook


    • All other duties as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Food Service & Events Manager


    • One year of culinary completed and continuing to work on degree. Or equivalent cooking experience in quality food establishments.
    • A person of good character
    • Able to follow directions
    • Willing to work a variety of schedules as needed
    • Must be able to work well with others


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