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The Salvation Army of the Syracuse Area Cook - Part Time (Weekends) in Rochester, New York


Reporting directly to the Food Services Manager, the cook is required to work to ensure excellence in the cooking of food items, assure proper cleaning and sanitation, as well as superior organization within the food services coolers, freezers and storage areas, and provide excellent customer service to all clients. The hours for this position are Friday & Saturday 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (21 hours/week)


  • Participate in the daily cleaning and upkeep of the kitchen and dining areas, including trash removal to the dumpster.

  • Ensure all dishes, cookware and utensils are accounted for and cleaned after each use. Wipe down all surfaces used.

  • Work toward the continual improvement of the Dietary Program.

  • Help with the managing of the arrival, unpacking and storage of all food.

  • Prepare meals as directed and in accordance with the approved menu, portion sizes and dietary requirements.

  • Review menus prior to the preparation of food. Notify the FSM of any menu problems or discrepancies.

  • Must be able to work scheduled shifts.

  • Responsible for reporting all food related incidents to FSM as they occur or are observed.

  • Inventory food stock and kitchen supplies. Notify FSM to any menu changes or if food/supplies are not available.

  • Assist the FSM in maintaining a consistent quality of service to clients at all times and training kitchen volunteers and staff.

  • Responsible for providing the highest quality of service to clients.

  • Follow all verbal and written Food Service policies and procedures. Assure that all kitchen staff and volunteers follow and understand established health and safety regulations in the preparation of food, equipment and supplies.

  • Maintain confidentiality of clients.

  • Setup, cook and serve snacks/meals for clients in the shelters.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma/GED. Graduate from a recognized food service program preferred.

  • Yearly PPD test.

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

  • Ability to work well under pressure, handle multi-tasks, follow recipes, know how to use seasonings and handle food safely.

  • L1 Certification required. (This certification can be obtained after hire)

  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the needs and problems of the homeless.

  • Working knowledge of shelter kitchen operations and Department of Health regulations.

  • Wearing of proper attire as specified by Food Services Manager on a daily basis.

  • Ability to work with volunteers.

Job LocationsUS-NY-Rochester

Job ID 2021-8441

Category Food Services

Compensation Min USD $12.90/Yr.

Compensation Max USD $12.90/Yr.

Type Regular Part-Time