Shelter Cook – Chilliwack

The Salvation Army Chilliwack Care and Share Centre
February 1, 2019
Chilliwack, Canada
Job Type
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Scott Armstrong, Shelter and Outreach Manager ,
Closing date
September 1, 2018


Interested applicants must apply in writing and indicate “Shelter Cook PT” in the subject line.

Employment Term: PART TIME 24.0 hours per week - Weekend


• Plans weekly/monthly meal menu for all Shelter clients and Staff. Meals include: Breakfast for up to 60 Shelter residents; Supper for Shelter residents including Staff; morning, afternoon, and evening snacks for Shelter residents; weekend Lunch meal for Shelter, or anytime Soup Kitchen is closed for the noon meal.
• Overseas the preparation and service of all meals and snacks; including special dietary needs of the residents as required.
• Manages food and supply inventory; ensures the best use of resources, including donations to minimize waste. Monitors food purchases to ensure budgetary constraints are observed. Fosters good relationships with food donors, and other community partners. Provides input to Family Services Coordinator and Shelter Manger for budget preparation.
• Ensures staff safety in compliance with Health and Safety standards.
• Follows guidelines for the safety and security of food and equipment and monitors practices to ensure adherence. Participates in Occupational Health and Safety committees.
• Provides for the maintenance and repair of all kitchen equipment, coordinating with suppliers and service technicians to ensure equipment remains safely operational and compliant with Health Standards. Ensures proper record keeping of such services and repairs, and provides the same to Family Service Coordinator and Shelter Manager.
• Provides direct supervisory duties for kitchen volunteers. Collaborates with Volunteer Coordinator for volunteer orientation and training, including termination of volunteers as may be required. Provides direct supervision to weekend cooks for the Shelter.
• Coordinate with Dietician annually, or as required, to ensure nutritional value of meals related to effective menu planning. Overseas and ensures the preparation of documents and record keeping in compliance with BC Health Inspectors, and The Salvation Army Accreditation Standards.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


• The successful job applicant will have completed Grade 12, or equivalent
• Food Safe Level 1, (Food Safe Level 2 an asset)
• Standard First Aid Certificate
• Professional Cooking Certificate or graduation from a recognized 12 month program in cooking
• 2-5 years of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• One year previous experience in supervision and budgeting

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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