Camp Cook

June 23, 2022
Pine Lake - Red Deer
Job Type
Ministry Unit/Dept:
The Salvation Army Pine Lake Camp
Salary Range:
25032, South Pine Lake Road. Red Deer
Posting Expires:
July 1, 2022
Applications Accepted By:
Fax or E-mail: Attention: Please no phone calls. Mail: 25032 South Pine Lake Road, Red Deer County, AB T0M 1R0


This position provides support to the Head Cook and Hospitality Manager in the operation of the Kitchen, Dining Hall, Cooks and Kitchen Support Staff.



  • Work under the direction of the Head Cook and Hospitality Manager to organize shifts and prepare meals according to the menus provided.
  • Assist the Head Cook and/or Hospitality Manager in receiving, verifying, and storing food orders.
  • Assist Head Cook and/or Hospitality Manager in making an inventory of supplies and food at the end of the summer season. Prepare all food and supplies for storage as needed.

General Duties

  • Assist in the constant cleanliness and sanitation of freezers, walk-in fridges, stove and food preparation surfaces.
  • Supervise the work of Kitchen Support Staff and/or Assistant Cook daily.
  • Oversee and direct weekly clean-up of the kitchen/dining hall at the end of each week.

Other related duties as assigned.

Critical Relationship Management:

Governance Boards and Councils:


  • Camp Leadership, Camp team, and Kitchen team


  • Summer campers


  • This position reports directly to the Head Cook.
  • This position supervises kitchen support staff and/or the assistant cook.


  • Assist with supervision of receiving and stocking food and kitchen supply orders.
  • Use of various kitchen tools and appliances (ex: knives, stove/oven, dishwasher, electric mixers, etc.).
  • Use of various cleaning chemicals and tools (ex: broom, mop, vacuum, etc.).


  • The individual is able to live onsite with a meals and accommodations taxable benefit if needed.
  • This position requires long hours standing on hard surfaces.
  • This position requires individuals to work in close proximity to others in a fast-paced and sometimes crowded environment. The work can be physically taxing and requires good mobility.
  • This position pays an hourly salary at 40 hours/week.

The above responsibilities must be performed in keeping with The Salvation Army’s Mission, Vision and Values, in a professional manner, upholding our code of conduct.


  • Food Safe Certification preferred
  • Culinary education and training preferred
  • Standard First Aid + CPR & AED required
  • Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector is required (no more than 3 years old).
  • Clearance through internal Salvation Army child & youth abuse prevention protocols.

Experience and Skilled Knowledge Requirements:

·       Minimum 1 year experience working in a busy kitchen/food preparation & service environment.

·       Experience overseeing menu planning and food supply orders.

·       Minimum 1 year leading and supervising a kitchen and its personnel is preferred.

·       Respect and understanding of The Salvation Army - its mission, culture, and values


Skills and Capabilities:

·       Flexible and have a good disposition.

·       Able to maintain a responsible level of maturity and leadership.

·       Willingness to train and coach youth in food preparation, safe practices, health & safety, cleanliness/sanitization and the importance of good service to diners.

·       Demonstrate support for the overall mission and goals of PLC summer camping through food service. Successful candidates, prior to hiring, may be required to provide:

  • Background check consent
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening
  • A clean drivers abstract
  • Completion of our online Praesidium Abuse Training and required Health and Safety training

DAYS and HOURS of work:

The chosen applicant will be required to work either a morning (6:00am-2:00pm) or afternoon (10:00am-6:00pm) shift, Monday-Friday. We ask for flexibility with hours, as they may need to be adjusted depending on the needs of each camping group. There may also be a requirement to work some weekends, in addition to the regular hours. Lodging and meals can be provided as a taxable benefit for those applicants requiring same.

The Salvation Army offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment process.  If you are contacted to participate in an interview or screening process, please advise us if you require accommodation.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Internal Applicants, please advise your managing supervisor of your intentions prior to submitting your application.


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