Lead Cook

The Salvation Army B.C. Victoria ARC
May 18, 2020
Victoria, Canada
Job Type
$19.8761/hour starting rate; $20.8761/hour after probation
Competition #
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Closing date
May 31, 2020
Street Address
525 Johnson Street



  • 37.5 Hours/week ; Monday to Friday, flexible time blocks as needed


The Lead Cook leads in the preparation and service of nutritious meals as outlined on menus and schedules in accordance with applicable food service and safety standards and regulations.


  • Under the direction of the Food Services Manager, plans and prepares meals for ARC clients including but not limited to special dietary needs of the residents.
  • Cooks a variety of meals from scratch using standard recipes and recognized culinary techniques.
  • Transports and serves meals as required.
  • Orders food supplies; monitors food costs and controls.
  • Ensures meals are served on time and a consistent overall quality standard and presentation of food is maintained.
  • Completes required HACCP logs.
  • Restocks work areas.
  • Participates in menu revisions and/or adjust menu plans according to food supply.
  • In the absence of the Food Services Manager, makes decisions on menu changes, food service delivery and/or staffing and volunteer schedules in consultation with the Executive Director.
  • Assists with receiving and storage of products using FIFO method.
  • Participates and/or leads daily stand up meetings with the Food Services Team.
  • Keeps work stations clean and sanitized at all times and leads in the general cleaning and maintenance of the kitchen, dining and food storage work areas and equipment.
  • Prepares meals and platters for catering requests and other special events.
  • Prepares bag lunch service for offsite programs.
  • Adapts work practices with specific parameters to ensure the efficient delivery of food series.
  • Follows guidelines for the safety and security of food and equipment and monitors practices to ensure adherence.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • The successful job applicant will have completed High School, plus specialized courses of up to three (3) years ie. Culinary Arts Program or Journeyman/Red Seal Certification (An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable).
  • Valid Food Safe Level 1 and Advanced Food Safe Certificates.
  • Current WHMIS training.
  • Current Occupational First Aid Level 1 training.
  • Five years of prior related experience, with at least one year of institutional cooking experience.
  • Familiarity with all professional kitchen equipment.
  • Understanding of food safety practices.
  • Experience with culinary terminology and techniques.
  • Excellent time-management skills.
  • Ability to remain calm and focused in a fast-paced environment.
  • Team spirit, with a resident-focused attitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a positive manner and communicate effectively.
  • Ability to lift more than 20 pounds.

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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