Nov 23, 2022

Shelter Cook (Full Time + Benefits, Class C Driver's Lic. required ) Sacramento, CA

  • The Salvation Army - Del Oro Division
  • 1200 North B Street, Sacramento, CA, USA
  • $15.00 hourly
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services Restaurant-Food Service

Job Description

POSITION:                    Cook (DN9K4301)

DEPARTMENT:             Sacramento Social Services – Center of Hope Shelter

SUPERVISOR:               Food Services Manager

STATUS:                       Full-Time/Non-Exempt



The 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.




This position assists with food preparation of meals for residents, serving of meals, cleaning the kitchen and maintaining a clean dining room and kitchen at the Lodi Hope Harbor Family Service Center.  Also assists with catered events.



  1. Maintain culinary standards taught in class while students work in kitchen.
  2. Assist with SYSCO (where shelter food is purchased) and MSM (Maintenance Supplies & Marketing, Inc.; all janitorial & kitchen cleaning supplies are purchased here).
  3. Assist with deep cleaning for staff/students and weekend help.
  4. Responsible for ServSafe rules in kitchen and with staff/students.
  5. Assist Chef (Sous Chef) in various kitchen duties as needed including food preparation and kitchen clean-up.
  6. Ensure stock for all kitchen needs, including foodstuffs and supplies, along with coordination of Corps food bank warehouse stock with shelter stock.
  7. Assist with catering duties and driving the van and canteen when necessary.
  8. Assist with storage and receipt of food goods received. Collect leftovers, cover, label, and properly store according to food handling standards.
  9. Maintain a clean dining room and kitchen at all times, clean and orderly refrigerators and work areas.
  10. Maintain a clean dining room and kitchen at all times, clean and orderly refrigerators and work areas.
  11. Maintain a safe and sanitary work environment that conforms to all standards and regulations.
  12. Maintain a safe and sanitary work environment that conforms to all standards and regulations.
  13. Adhere to safety policies and accident reporting procedures, report problems in writing (incident report form) to Culinary Program in a timely manner.
  14. Ensure meal set up and clean up including but not limited to dishwashing, cleansing and sanitizing equipment and systematic cleaning of major appliances.
  15. Ensure that all kitchen tools, keys and equipment are returned to their designated secure area. Ensure storage areas are locked at all times.  Ensure all keys are returned and secured.
  16. Complete all required training.
  17. Covering days off for the Chef and Sous Chef as well as any vacation or sick days off they may take.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned.



  1. Must be 21 years of age.
  2. High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
  3. CA Food Handler Certification Card required.
  4. Ability to work independently without daily immediate supervision and also as part of a team working closely and cooperatively with other staff members.
  5. Must have a good English written and verbal skills and ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients.
  6. Must have ability to empathize, communicate and work with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds.
  7. Valid CA driver’s license required. Must pass The Salvation Army driver’s training.




  • Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, and twist on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis.
  • Ability to grasp, push, and/or pull objects.
  • Ability to reach overhead.
  • Ability to operate telephone.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to operate a computer.
  • Ability to process written, visual, and/or verbal information.
  • Ability to operate basic office equipment and tools.


Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation.  A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed would not result in undue hardship.