Kitchen Assistant

The Salvation Army B.C. Williams Lake Corps
octobre 16, 2020
Williams Lake, Canada
Job Type
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
October 23, 2020
Street Address
272 Borland Street



  • Monday to Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm


Position Purpose Summary:

Assists, at the cook’s direction, the prepping and serving of meals. Food Bank intake relief when needed and processing of daily food donations.  Ensures the food preparation areas and dining room are clean and hygienic, all food stuffs are stored safely and all food handling techniques are followed.


  •  Assist Meal Program Supervisor with food preparation (breakfast and lunch, Mon-Fri)
  • Serve breakfast to clients
  • Clean/sanitize up serving counters, tables, chairs in the dining hall during and after serving according to Covid sanitation regulations as it slows with the guests
  • Wash dishes after breakfast and set up immediately for lunch; wash dishes after lunch
  • Assist in the organization, maintenance and general cleanliness of the Meal Centre, Food Bank and Share Shelf area
  • Food Bank
  • Process daily food donations from loop program (Save-On-Foods), Freshco, Walmart and RCWC.
  • Sort food donations; cull produce, that is not suitable for human consumption
  • Arrange for discarding of items that are not usable
  • Organize the food on the shelf and fridge; organize freezer keep attention to produce expiration date
  • Break down boxes, take out recycle as needed
  • Rotate meat in stand-up freezer as well as walk in fridge
  • Assist truck driver with weighs as needed (includes heavy lifting up to 40 lb)
  • In the absence of Meal Program Supervisor fully fill in the role with Meal Program and cover Food Bank intake that there is no interruption in services
  • Share Shelf
  • Serve clients in the share shelf
  • Stock shelves in between clients and prepare hampers (includes heavy lifting up to 40 lb)
  • Provide emergency food hampers as directed by Community program Coordinator
  • May assist in maintenance of client files and statistical records
  • May direct work of volunteers assisting in Food Bank & Share Shelf
  • Represent The Salvation Army in a Professional Manner
  • By presenting a clean and tidy appearance, including good grooming and the wearing of appropriate clothing
  • Wear a name badge when needed
  • Demonstrate empathy and concern for clients/families/volunteers
  • All contacts with donors, the general public and other employees are to be courteous and professional
  • Complete a time sheet each day and hand in to the supervisor at the end of the pay period
  • Perform other duties as assigned; ability to multitasking and working flexible hours (special events, etc.)




  • Minimum of a high school diploma; successful completion of a recognized certificate in cooking and/or meal prep a strong asset
  • Valid Food Safe certificate


  • Less than 2 years recent experience working in an professional kitchen setting preferably serving a marginalized/vulnerable population
  • Knowledge and proven ability to carry out basic cooking techniques

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Good organizational skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to multitask in a very high paced environment

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.

This posting is open to external and internal candidates alike. If you are an internal applicant, please advise your Department Head of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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