Lead Cook

900 W Adams St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, USA Req #16134
Monday, August 30, 2021

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a job opening for a LeadCook for Jacksonville located in, Florida. This is a Full-Time position, working approximately 40 hours per week.

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.


Plans, prepares, cooks and serves nutritional meals and snacks in accordance with established guidelines and schedules; ensures all meals are prepared and served in a safe and presentable manner; cleans kitchen facilities, equipment, and appliances; maintains inventory of kitchen supplies and food in a neat and orderly manner. Assigns, instructs and monitors work of other cooks and food service workers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

Assigns, instructs, and monitors work of other cooks and food service workers; ensures meals and snacks are prepared as planned.

Plans menus and recommends purchase of food and supplies necessary for the preparation and serving of nutritional meals.

Cleans, cooks, and prepares a variety of foods and beverages utilizing kitchen equipment, utensils, and supplies in accordance with acceptable and economical cooking methods.

Ensures that enough food is prepared based on the number of people to be served and that food is prepared and served in a timely manner as scheduled.

Serves food and beverages in a presentable manner.

Sets tables with plates, napkins and utensils or sets up buffet line for self-service.

Cleans tables, chairs, floors, dishes, utensils, and kitchen appliances.

Stores, refrigerates, and freezes foods in a safe and economical manner; monitors expiration dates on all foods ensuring proper disposal of food with expired dates.

Prepares snacks and prepares plates of food for people eating after normal serving hours.

Maintains a high degree of cleanliness in the kitchen and dining room; ensures that all meals are prepared in a safe manner; ensures all kitchen personnel practice proper personal hygiene; ensures compliance with health regulations.

Maintains proper supply and orderliness of kitchen stock inventory in order to meet the needs of the kitchen; orders, receives, and processes food purchases; verifies that invoices are accurate and submits for further processing.


Assists in coordinating and carrying-out arrangements for programs and special events.

Supervises volunteers assisting in preparing and serving meals and cleaning of kitchen equipment.

Performs other related work as required.


Stove Oven Refrigerators Freezers

Kitchen Utensils Blender Mixer Food Processor

Mop Broom Forklift



High School diploma or equivalent,


Three years experience cooking food for large groups with some experience coordinating the work of other kitchen staff,


any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Food Handler’s certification

Valid State driver’s license may be required


Knowledge of proper cooking methods and procedures.

Knowledge of meal planning techniques.

Knowledge of acceptable food storage and cleaning techniques.

Ability to assign, instruct, train, and monitor the work of other kitchen staff.

Ability to cook nutritional, tasteful, and safe food for large groups in a timely manner.

Ability to properly clean kitchen appliances and utensils.

Ability to order food and kitchen supplies in an economical manner and to maintain an adequate level of inventory.

Ability to drive Salvation Army trucks to pick up food.

Ability to unload and put away food.


Ability to meet attendance requirements.

Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.

Ability to cook, taste, and smell food.

Ability to perform lifting duties.

Ability to lift and carry moderately heavy (25-50 lbs.) materials, supplies, and equipment frequently.

Duties are usually performed by frequent walking and/or standing, kneeling, or squatting relieved by lesser periods of sitting.


Work is performed in a normal kitchen environment where there may be limited physical discomforts associated with working around hot stoves/ovens or cold freezers.


The purpose of a job description is to outline the essential functions unique to a particular job within a specific department.
Job descriptions are used to recruit, train, and evaluate employees.

Your signature below indicates you have read and understand the job description and agree to perform the duties as assigned.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Other details

  • Job Family FL-NON-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Food Service
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 900 W Adams St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, USA