Cook – Southview

The Salvation Army Southview Heights & Terrace Vancouver
February 8, 2019
Vancouver, Canada
Job Type
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
March 7, 2019


The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.

Mission Statement
The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

Core Values
The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.


• Able to cook in a Home Style fashion and bake quality food from scratch on a consistent basis.
• Able to organize and have food prepared on time for meal service.
• Prepares food for special events
• Prepares and tastes meals including meats, fish, vegetables, soups, sauces, desserts, sandwiches, salads.
• Able to prepare alternates for special diets – low fat, reduced salt, diabetic, allergies.
• Understands the importance of consistency in special diets for the health of tenants.
• Works accurately in imperial or metric
• Demonstrates flexibility in making substitutions in menus if circumstances require it.
• Able to provide meals at unscheduled times if requested by tenant.
• Does baking of muffins, cookies and other snack foods.
• Is able to cook and bake from mixes and recipes.
• Does preparation for next day.
• Adheres to principles/directives of Food Safe in storage, handling, and preparation of food.
• Consistently keeps work areas clean and sanitized
• Ensures that meals are of high quality and well presented.
• Accepts deliveries and ensures that orders are correct and properly stored.
• Understands the importance of making sure the correct meal is served when requested to do so by the Assisted Living Manager, the Independent Living Manager or their designate.
• Understands Assisted Living concept and Independent Living and the difference between the two.
• Operates all equipment safely as per procedures.
• Works cooperatively with other kitchen and food service staff to ensure smooth, professional delivery of service.
• Assists with managing leftovers and clean up at the end of shift.
• Is able to take direction from Food Services Manager or designate.
• Does ordering as requested by the Food Services Manager or designate.
• Supervises the Dietary Aides when the Food Services Managers or designate is not available.
• Notifies Food Services Manager of any concerns with tenants, staff, inventory, recipes, or menu items.
• Responsible for making sure items are taken out of freezer and prepared in time for meal service
• Direct other Dietary Aides in portioning or prep of items for meal service.
• Monitors and records food temperatures during storage, preparation, cooking and service all phases of foods served. (HACCAP standards are to be met)
• Perform other related duties as required.


• High school graduate.
• Cook’s Papers (1 years course)
• Five years’ experience in quantity cooking preferably in the service industry.
• Certificate in Food Safe Levels 1, Level 2 is preferred.
• WHIMS certificate.

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

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.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

Internal Applicants: Please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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