900 W Adams St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, USA Req #27184
Monday, May 13, 2024

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a job opening for a Cook for the Social Service Tower located in Jacksonville, Florida.


Job Summary:


  • Plans, prepares, cooks and serves nutritional meals and snacks in accordance with established guidelines and schedules; ensures all meals are prepared and served in a safe and presentable manner; cleans kitchen facilities, equipment, and appliances; maintains inventory of kitchen supplies and food in a neat and orderly manner.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This position description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this position description.


  • Cleans, cooks, and prepares a variety of foods and beverages utilizing kitchen equipment, utensils, and supplies in accordance with acceptable and economical cooking methods.

  • Ensures that enough food is prepared based on the number of people to be served and that food is prepared in a timely manner as scheduled.

  • Serves food and beverages in a presentable manner; prepares plates for infants or persons requiring additional assistance.

  • Sets tables with plates, napkins and utensils or sets up buffet line for self-service.

  • Cleans tables, chairs, floors, dishes, utensils, and kitchen appliances.

  • Stores, refrigerates, and freezes foods in a safe and economical manner; monitors expiration dates on all foods ensuring proper disposal of food with expired dates.

  • Prepares snacks and prepares plates of food for people eating after normal serving hours.

  • Maintains a high degree of cleanliness in the kitchen and dining room; ensures that all meals are prepared in a safe manner; ensures all kitchen personnel practice proper personal hygiene.

  • Maintains proper supply and orderliness of kitchen stock inventory in order to meet the needs of the kitchen; orders, receives, and processes food purchases; verifies that invoices are accurate and submits for further processing.


Stove Oven Refrigerators Freezers

Kitchen Utensils Blender Mixer Food Processor

Mop Broom



High School diploma or equivalent,


One year experience cooking food for large groups,


any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.




  • Assists in coordinating and carrying-out arrangements for programs and special events.

  • Supervises volunteers assisting in preparing and serving meals and cleaning of kitchen equipment.

  • Performs other related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of proper cooking methods and procedures.

  • Knowledge of meal planning techniques.

  • Knowledge of acceptable food storage and cleaning techniques.

  • Ability to cook nutritional, tasteful, and safe food for large groups in a timely manner.

  • Ability to properly clean kitchen appliances and utensils.

  • Ability to order food and kitchen supplies in a economical manner and to maintain an adequate level of inventory.


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  • Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language.

  • Ability to cook, taste, and smell food.

  • Duties are usually performed by frequent walking and/or standing, kneeling, or squatting relieved by lesser periods of sitting.


Work is performed in a normal kitchen environment where there may be limited physical discomforts associated with working around hot stoves/ovens or cold freezers.



All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Other details

  • Job Family FL-NON-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Food Service
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • 900 W Adams St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, USA