Cook
Gilroy, CA 
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Job Description
Requisition Number19-1011290
Post Date11/12/2019
TitleCook
CityGilroy
StateCA
DescriptionThe Salvation Army Mission Statement:
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

OVERVIEW:
The Cook is responsible for preparing meals as well as the overall cleanliness of the kitchen areas. They are also responsible for overseeing kitchen volunteers as assigned and approved. At times, volunteers will be available. You must understand that they are volunteers and not employees (they should not be assigned major duties).

DUTIES:
* Ensure Kitchen is cleaned and sanitized at the end of each workday (counters, stove, dishes and any other cooking utensils, floors, etc.)
* Cook meals on weekdays for the Homeless Lunch Program. It is expected that the meals are nutritious, well balanced, fully cooked, and served at safe temperatures for consumption
* Must maintain a current California Food Handler certificate at all times and comply will all standards of food safety. Must also ensure any volunteers or staff assisting in the Kitchen adhere to the same standards
* Prepare and cook meals for the Women's Home League Program each Tuesday, prepare and cook meals for volunteers who assist with P.U.S.H. program. In addition, on the third Wednesday of each month will prepare and cook lunch for Advisory Board meeting held at 12 pm, and prepare and cook for seasonal events
* Plan ahead and prep meals the day before
* Ensure serving/eating area is cleaned at the end of each meal.
* Ensure food is refrigerated in accordance with local and state guidelines and must understand when food is to be discarded
* Empty any and all trash cans and/or waste baskets on a daily basis. All trash cans will have a lid remaining on top at all times; coordinate with janitorial staff to ensure all trash cans/waste baskets to be washed weekly. Follow waste management guidelines to dispose trash/food appropriately.
* Ensure food is stored safely in appropriate containers. Follow "first in/first out" rule and ensure weekly cleaning of refrigerators. Kitchen stove to be cleaned daily but thoroughly each Monday.
* Ensure equipment is operating properly at all times and report any service issues immediately to Corps Officer and/or Administrative Assistant; inform Corps Officer or Administrative Assistant of any supplies to be ordered in a timely manner to avoid running out of items.
* Clean and do laundry for items related to the Kitchen
* Ability to be creative when working with donated food
* All donated food must be carefully screened for freshness. Unders no circumstances should food in question be served. When in doubt, throw it out.
* Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
* Prior experience as a cook required
* Strong familiarity of kitchen equipment
* Ability to work with limited or no supervision
* Ability to work with other staff members and volunteers is a must
* Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
* Detailed in work and cleaning
* Ability to multi-task and set priorities
* Must have good communication and organizational skills
* Must be a team-player
* Must be goal-oriented and self-motivated
* Required to have a Food Handler's Card and be responsible for following all guidelines
* The ability to interact with volunteers and the public in a positive, professional manner, in conformity with The Salvation Army Mission Statement.
* The ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances.
* Good personal hygiene is required.
* Must be in good physical health and provide evidence of being free from TB and other communicable diseases
* Must have the ability to speak and read English. Preferred bilingual English/Spanish

RequirementsQUALIFICATIONS
* Prior experience as a cook required
* Strong familiarity of kitchen equipment
* Ability to work with limited or no supervision
* Ability to work with other staff members and volunteers is a must
* Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
* Detailed in work and cleaning
* Ability to multi-task and set priorities
* Must have good communication and organizational skills
* Must be a team-player
* Must be goal-oriented and self-motivated
* Required to have a Food Handler's Card and be responsible for following all guidelines
* The ability to interact with volunteers and the public in a positive, professional manner, in conformity with The Salvation Army Mission Statement.
* The ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances.
* Good personal hygiene is required.
* Must be in good physical health and provide evidence of being free from TB and other communicable diseases
* Must have the ability to speak and read English. Preferred bilingual English/Spanish


EEOC:
The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: The Salvation Army is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at The Salvation Army are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. The Salvation Army will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics."
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  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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. The Salvation Army is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified job applicants, job candidates, and employees with disabilities to ensure they enjoy equal access to all employment opportunities and benefits of employment as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act. EEO is the Law.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
Open
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