The Salvation Army - Southwest Division

Phoenix, AZ

Head Cook​ / ​Kitchen Manager

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time · $17.00 Hourly

Job Description

LOCATION: Laura Danieli Senior Activity Center

STATUS: FT/40hr/week


Head Cook/Kitchen Manager will be responsible for all daily operations of the kitchen. Will prepare daily meals for congregate and home delivered meals, which can include as many as 600 meals daily making sure to maintain the Health Department standards for food safety. Will be responsible for the ordering and receiving all food, supplies and equipment with final approval by Program Director. Must track and inventory all invoices as well as create menus and prepare meals according to Area Agency on Aging standards and guidelines. Must have knowledge of nutritional values. Other duties as assigned by supervisor as they relate to the position of Head Cook/Kitchen Manager.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be 21 or older
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check and have a level 1 fingerprint clearance card
  • Must have a valid Arizona driver’s license with clean MVR
  • Must have a kitchen manager certificate
  • Must have experience and/or education in food management services
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Must be able to multitask and work in a team environment


Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and reach with hands and arms on a continuous basis.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Must have the ability to operate telephone, a desktop or laptop computer, as well as the ability to access and produce information from a computer, and to understand written information.


The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

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