Cook

Alexandria, VA 6528 LITTLE RIVER TURNPIKE 22312, 6528 LITTLE RIVER TURNPIKE, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America Req #16923
Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a job opening for Cook.

We offer competitive benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance plans; Group Life Insurance; Retirement Benefits; Education Assistance; and Paid Vacation Days.

Job Summary

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. Plans menus 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 established Salvation Army policies and procedures and economical cooking methods. May test food being cooked by tasting, smelling, and piercing food with a fork to determine that the food is properly cooked. May carve meats, provide the proper portions of food on plates, add gravies and sauces, and garnishes to food.May wash, peel, cut, and shred vegetables and fruits. May cut, trim, and bone meat prior to or after cooking.

Ensures that enough food is prepared based on the number of people to be served and that food is prepared in a timely, efficient, effective, and economical manner. Serves food and beverages in a presentable manner or assist persons being served requiring additional assistance. Sets tables with plates, napkins, utensils, and 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. Maintains a high degree of cleanliness in the kitchen and dining room; ensures that all meals are prepared in a safe manner; ensures kitchen personnel practice proper personal hygiene. Maintains proper supply and orderliness of kitchen stock inventory in order to meet the needs of the kitchen.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, skills, and abilities to properly clean kitchen appliances and utensils in accordance with local, state, and federal health regulations. Knowledge, skills, and abilities to store food in accordance with established Salvation Army policies and procedures and within local, state, and federal regulations. Knowledge, skills, and abilities to prepare nutritionally tasteful, and safe food for large groups of people in an economical, efficient, effective, and timely manner in accordance with established Salvation Army policies and procedures and within local, state, and federal regulations. Knowledge, skills, and ability to successfully communicate, both verbally and in writing, in the English language. Ability to read and comprehend manuals and written instructions. Ability to alphabetize, organize, and maintain various files.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or G.E.D. and one year of experience planning and cooking meals for large groups of people or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Licenses and Certifications

None

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to successfully cook, taste, and smell food. Ability to perform mathematical calculations related to servings and cooking instructions. Duties are usually performed by frequent walking and/or standing with some bending, reaching, twisting, pushing, pulling, kneeling, squatting and carrying light objects (usually less than 25 lbs.) 15-75% of work time. There will be some brief periods of sitting.

Additional Information

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.

To apply, please select the “Apply Now” icon at the bottom of this posting.

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 ARC-NON-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Food Service
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Required Education High School
Location on Google Maps
  • Alexandria, VA 6528 LITTLE RIVER TURNPIKE 22312, 6528 LITTLE RIVER TURNPIKE, Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America