Food Service Assistant

Salvation Army USA Minneapolis , MN 55415

Posted 2 months ago


Responsible for assisting in the daily operation of a commercial kitchen, including preparing meals, serving meals and daily upkeep of the kitchen and dining areas in accordance with the requirements of the Department of Health. This is a regular full time position with a workweek expectation of 40 hours per week


  • Prepare facility meals in accordance with menu; making allowances for clients medically approved special dietary needs. Serve meals to clients and staff according to posted time schedule.

    Monitor the number of staff meals received each day. Wash and put away all dishes. Maintain and organize dish-room.

    Put away perishables and non-perishable stock items on delivery days. Check and record temperature of food before each meal is served. Complete assigned cleaning duties as scheduled or as necessary.

    Maintain dining room and kitchen cleanliness and organization. Maintain and organize storage spaces and cookers. Assist volunteers in their responsibilities.

    Meet and greet all clients in a professional and courteous manner. Driving a company vehicle to pick up and deliver meals, supplies, donations, etc., as required. Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relationships with co-workers and supervisors.

    This would include, but not limited to such actions: conflict resolution in a professional manner; courteous treatment of staff, visitors and clients; respect of others property and person and appropriate communication to and about co-workers and supervisors. Support the mission of The Harbor Light Center by treating every client and colleague with individual respect and dignity, and without discrimination of any kind. And all other duties as assigned or at management requests.


High School Diploma or equivalent preferred. Minimum six (6) months experience working with people, preferably in a food services or other similar environment.

Ability to take directions and adapt to fast pace environment. Must be familiar with quantity food preparation, kitchen equipment and proper sanitation practices. Must be able to demonstrate sensitivity to issues of homelessness, chemical addiction, and unemployment, racial and cultural diversity.

Possess an aptitude in oral communications. Must be trustworthy, especially in confidential matters. Must be willing to support The Salvation Army mission, complete the Safe from Harm course within 30 days of hire, pass the background checks and pre-employment drug testing and have a valid drivers license and meet the MVR drivers qualifications.

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Food Service Assistant

Salvation Army USA