The Salvation Army

Residential Services Cook

Job Locations US-NY-Buffalo
Job ID
Social Services
Regular Part-Time


Seeking: compassionate individuals looking to help make a difference!

If you are passionate about making a difference in someone’s life and want to work for an organization that appreciates and recognizes their employee’s success, we encourage you to apply today!


Our Full-time opportunities offer:

  • Generous time off every year that includes paid holidays, up to 3 personal days, vacation time, and sick time
  • Employer funded Pension Plan (company contributions begin after 1 year of employment)
  • Comprehensive Health Care Coverage with low cost employee premiums, co-pays, and deductibles
  • Eligibility for supplemental insurance plans, including Short Term Disability, AFLAC, and Voluntary Term Life
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Remitted Tuition program
  • Eligibility for the Federal Government's Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Some of these benefits are also available to Part-time employees as well!



To maintain the Food Service program for Residential Services, providing all meals, including weekends, managing all inventories and maintaining sanitary conditions.








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


  • Provide day-to-day operations of the Food Service program, including but not limited to, cooking and preparation of all meals-including weekends, upkeep and cleaning of all kitchen areas, equipment, walk-in cooler and refrigerator in compliance with County and State requirements
  • Provide up-to-date inventory, rotating stock to ensure proper compliance with “use by” dates for perishable items, to maintain sanitary conditions
  • Complete order form biweekly to replenish needed supplies, give to supervisor for approval
  • Perform all duties pertaining to Food Service deliveries
  • Submit updated weekly menus
  • Responsible for daily transfer of prepared meals from the main kitchen to the Emergency Housing site
  • Implement Food Service system in compliance with accepted sanitary, environmental and bacteriological safeguards, controls and practices established by policy
  • Ensure that all equipment is in good working order and notify supervisor of any needed repairs
  • Provide results of mandated medical testing and inoculations: TINE testing every 2 years and Tetanus every 10 years
  • Provide supervisor with all information needed for timely and accurate ordering of daily and Holiday meal supplies
  • Responsible for preparation of the weekly meals during the Street Feeding season
  • Prepare and serve Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner
  • Possess and maintain Serv-Safe certification
  • Attend appropriate workshops and/or training sessions as provided
  • Attend staff meetings as appropriate
  • Participate in all other duties and activities as requested or assigned


Other Duties:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice due to business needs.






• High School Diploma/GED
• 1 to 2 years direct experience
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as mathematical abilities (weights and measures)
• Must be able to use commercial kitchen equipment and step ladder

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


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