Kitchen Supervisor

Memphis, TN 2649 KIRBY WHITTEN RD. 38133, 2649 KIRBY WHITTEN RD., Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America Req #28734
Monday, November 20, 2023

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith based organization, has a job opening for Kitchen Supervisor.


We offer competitive benefits including Health, Dental, Vision, and Hearing Insurance plans; Group Life Insurance; Retirement Benefits; Education Assistance; and Paid Vacation Days.


Job Summary

Supervises day-to-day operations of the kitchen by instructing and participating in the preparation, cooking, and presentation of nutritional meals and snacks in accordance with established guidelines and schedules; ensures all meals are prepared and served in a safe and presentable manner; supervises and participates in the cleaning of kitchen facilities, equipment, and appliances ensuring compliance with Salvation Army policies, procedures, and local, state and federal regulations; monitors the inventory of kitchen supplies and food ensuring adequate levels of the same are maintained. Provides recommendations of employees who are hired, disciplined, and/or terminated; evaluates employees under his/her authority.


Plans menus and purchases food and supplies necessary for the preparation and serving of nutritional meals. Supervises food service personnel and tests food being cooked by tasting, smelling, and piercing food with a fork to determine that the food is properly cooked. Supervises and participates in the carving of meats, providing the proper portions of food on plates, adding gravies and sauces, and garnishes to food.  Supervises and participates in the washing, peeling, cutting, and shredding of vegetables and fruits. Provides hiring/termination recommendations regarding subordinate employees.


Ensures that enough food is prepared based on the number of people to be served and that food is prepared in a timely, efficient, effective and economical manner. Supervises and participates in the serving of food and beverages in a presentable manner; prepares plates for infants or persons requiring additional assistance. Supervises and participates in the setting of tables with plates, napkins, utensils, and buffet line for self-service. Ensures that tables, chairs, floors, dishes, utensils, and kitchen appliances are properly maintained and cleaned.


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. 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. Experienced and comfortable developing and working within a budget. Trains and instructs kitchen staff and volunteers in the proper methods and procedures; monitors work in progress and upon completion to compliance with established procedures and health regulations. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, skills, and abilities to properly clean kitchen appliances and utensils in accordance with local, state and federal health regulations. Knowledge, skills and abilities to store food in accordance with established Salvation Army policies and procedures and within local, state and federal regulations. Knowledge, skills and abilities to prepare nutritionally tasteful, and safe food for large groups of people in an economical, efficient, effective and timely manner in accordance with established Salvation Army policies and procedures and within local, state and federal regulations. Knowledge, skills and abilities to order food, kitchen supplies and other related products in an economical manner to maximize monetary expenditures and to maintain sufficient levels of inventory. Knowledge, skills and ability to successfully communicate, both verbally and in writing, in the English language. Ability to read and comprehend manuals and written instructions. Ability to alphabetize, organize, and maintain various files.


Education and Experience

High school diploma or G.E.D. and three years experience planning, purchasing, and cooking meals for large groups of people and experience working in a supervisory capacity or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.   


Licenses and Certifications



Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to successfully cook, taste and smell food. Ability to perform mathematical calculations related to servings and cooking instructions.


Duties are usually performed by walking, standing, bending, reaching, twisting, pushing, pulling, kneeling, squatting, 75% to 100% of the work time and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 15-75% of work time. There will be some brief periods of sitting. 


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


Additional Information

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.


To apply, please select the “Apply Now” icon at the bottom of this posting.


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 ARC-NON-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Food Service
  • Pay Type Hourly
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  • Memphis, TN 2649 KIRBY WHITTEN RD. 38133, 2649 KIRBY WHITTEN RD., Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America