Cook I

The Salvation Army | Washington, DC

Posted Date 6/30/2020

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith based organization, has a job opening for a full time Cook I for the National Capital Area Command Harbor Light Center, located in Washington, DC.

Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Executive Director, the Cook 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of cleaning practices, methods, and techniques. Knowledge of proper cooking methods and procedures. Knowledge of acceptable food storage and preservation techniques. Ability to assist in the preparation and presentation of meals for large groups in a timely manner. Ability to order food and kitchen supplies in an economical manner and to maintain an adequate level of inventory. Ability to wash dishes and kitchen appliances. Ability to clean kitchen and dining area.

Education and Experience

High School Diploma or GED AND one year experience working in a large kitchen.

Licenses and Certifications

ServSafe License or Food Handler’s License required.

Valid State Driver’s License (Approved Salvation Army Motor Vehicle Report) preferred.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language and do basic math. Ability to cook, taste, and smell food.

Duties are usually performed by frequent walking and/or standing, kneeling, or squatting relieved by lesser periods of sitting. Ability to lift 25-lbs.

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.

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.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply online at: by Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

*Application Submittal Period: 06/30/2020-07/14/2020

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.

Salary15.00 Hour

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