Prepare an ongoing list of food supplies needed according to menus; prepare food orders as needed, for purchasing.
Prepare and serve attractive, nutritious meals, according to the prepared menu plans and in accordance with applicable food service and Canada’s Food Guide.
Make use of and decides on the best use of resources to minimize waste.
Arrange and prepare for any special dietary needs of children.
Record entries and deviations of the menu in the daily log, ensuring log is up-to-date for inspection.
Ensure that daily temperatures are recorded for the sterile refrigerator and freezer, they are up-to-date for inspection
Maintain high nutritional value based on safety regulations.
Estimate food requirements, monitor and order food supplies; maintain inventory and records of food, supplies and equipment.
Maintain sanitation, health, and safety standards in work areas; cleanliness of all equipment, food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, dishes, utensils, drawers, and cupboards.
Ensure that Department of Health and Fire regulations are adhered to in the kitchen and food storage areas.
Provide supervision, assign responsibilities and training of volunteers and report to appropriate staff any volunteer behaviors that are not in keeping with program expectations.
Work with predetermined budget.
Receive, check, and store food supplies when they are delivered; maintain the cleanliness of the kitchen and food storage areas (pantry, freezers and fridges)
Report any property damage, mechanical breakdown of equipment and/or repairs needed in the program to the Assistant Program Director, Team Leader, and/or Property Manager.
Perform other position related duties as required.
The Kitchen environment can be a physically demanding environment requiring substantial physical effort at times with heavy lifting and sometimes-long period of repetitive tasks. The employee must have physical, mental and emotional stamina to endure fast pace conditions. The employee will be standing; walking; carrying; sitting; twisting; climbing and stooping; kneeling or crouching. The employee must frequently lift or move objects up to 50 pounds.
Completed Secondary School, plus specialized courses of up to six (6) months
Cook’s papers (1 year course)
Two (2) years of prior related experience, with at least one year of institutional cooking experience is required
Experience supervising volunteers
Current First Aid & CPR Certification
Current Safe Food Handler’s Certification
Ability to lift/move up to 50 pounds
Strong oral and written communication skills
Good organizational skills
Self-motivated and disciplined
Ability to demonstrate a supportive, respectful, and professional approach to clients
Provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening that is satisfactory to The Salvation Army, in its sole discretion, is required. The screening is secured either through the national Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) or through a local police detachment.
Screening through The Salvation Army Abuse Registry may be required.
Fluent French verbal & written communication skills an asset.
Support for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada.
This is a full time position based on 40 hours per week, hours of work and work schedule are as follows 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and includes a ½ paid meal break. Some flexibility in scheduling may be required.
Start Date: November 27, 2017
Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume to scartersalvationarmyvillage.ca, Please quote Competition #7-2017
We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.
The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable human rights legislation. If you require a disability-related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.
Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.