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The Salvation Army - Metro Division Food Service Worker - Cook in Lawrence, Kansas


The Salvation Army Mission:

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 of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Job Objective:

Plans, prepares and serves nutritious meals and snacks in an institutional setting.

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.


  • Prepares and serves meals

  • Use of basic cooking utensils and equipment

  • Inspects kitchen and dining areas, kitchen utensils and equipment to ensure sanitary standards are met and licensing requirements are met

  • Assists in maintaining food inventories

  • Prepares and places food items for storage in designated areas

  • Operates dishwashing equipment

  • Clean work areas, equipment and utensils, maintain high sanitary standards and meeting licensing regulations

  • Maintain security for work area and food inventories

  • May train other kitchen staff



High school academic diploma or equivalent


Minimum one year cooking experience in an institutional setting; sufficient experience in food preparation to be able to prepare meals independently


ServeSafe Certification (obtained within 90 days of employment); First Aid and CPR certification preferred, but not required


  • Supportive of Salvation Arm mission statement, policies and procedures

  • Willingness and ability to work irregular or extended hours

  • Ability to work in warm and cold environments with extensive standing, bending, reaching and lifting up to forty pounds

  • Ability to read, interpret and follow nutritional communications, recipes, product labels

  • Ability to work with math figures and keep financial and utilization records

  • Must be quality control conscious

  • Ability to maintain professionalism in conduct while establishing positive relationship with diverse population

  • Ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality, including HIPPA standards and procedures

Supervisory Responsibility:


Job LocationsUS-KS-Lawrence

Job ID2020-14811

of Openings1


TypeRegular Part-Time