The Salvation Army

Assistant Cook

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse | US-NY-Syracuse
Job ID
Food Services
34 hours per week
Compensation Min
USD $12.50/Hr.
Compensation Max
USD $14.00/Hr.
Regular Part-Time


The Salvation Army is hiring! We are seeking individuals with a passion for helping others, and a desire to do the most good in their own community.


Assistant Cook $12.50-$14.00/hour, Depending on Experience:

The Food Services Department at Syracuse Area Services for The Salvation Army is hiring.  We have an immediate opening for a part-time Assistant Cook to help prepare meals for our Senior Day Program and the Family Shelter.  The Assistant Cook is part of the Food Services team.  The position requires the ability to assist with meal preparation along with helping to serve meals to our clients.  Our work environment is fast pace, fun and we take great pride in helping our clients while serving them a home cooked nutritious meal.


This position is scheduled to work Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 2pm-6pm, Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-5pm 28 hours per week.   Starting rate of pay is a$12.50-$14.00/hour depending on experience.  


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

While reporting directly to the Lead Cook, the Assistant Cook is solely responsible for the preparation, serving and clean-up of meals to our clients on the weekends. 

They will also serve as a member of the Food Services Team during their week day shifts.  

  • Meals:  Will work as a member of the Food Services team by assisting with the preparation and serving of meals to our clients.
  • Server:  Help to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to our clients for the Emergency Family Shelter on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Food Services Team:  Assist with preparing, serving and clean-up of meals for our Family Shelter Monday-Wednesday 2pm-6pm
  • Delivery:  Assist with the packaging, delivery and services of meals and supplies.
  • Inventory Control:  Assist with the putting away and rotating stock; perform other reasonable services requested.
  • Kitchen Equipment:  Help to wash dishes, glass, flatware, pots, pans and utensils.
  • Product:  Assist with loading and unloading of delivery trucks when needed.
  • Will serve as back-up for meal preparation, server and clean-up for our Senior Services Program.
  • Maintain cleanliness of Kitchen and Dining areas at all times.
  • Deliver meals as needed to Programs within The Salvation Army.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Six (6) months to One (1) year of experience working within the restaurant/commercial kitchen industry preferred.
  • Customer Service experience working with the public
  • Oral and written communication skills 
  • Must be able to use commercial kitchen equipment and stepladder
  • Valid NYS Driver License

This is an Equal Employment Opportunity.  All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.   The Salvation Army is an Affirmative Action Employer.



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