Kitchen Assistant - Full TIme

Oklahoma City, OK, USA Req #29416
Monday, February 12, 2024

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has an opening for Kitchen Assistant-Full Time for the Central Oklahoma Area Command, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Schedule 10 am to 6:30 pm, Tuesday to Saturday

Job Summary

Assists Lead Cook in the preparation and serving of meals, snacks and coffee; prepares dining room for meals and assists in dining room and kitchen clean-up; cleans kitchen equipment and washes dishes; sweeps and mops floors.

Essential Functions

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

Preparation of Meals and Upkeep  (95%)

Assists in preparing meals, beverages and snacks; washes and chops fruits and vegetables; mixes beverages and arranges snacks.

Assists in serving meals ensuring appropriate proportions are provided.

Washes, dries, and stores pots, pans, plates, glasses, cups, bowls, and utensils.

Cleans tables, chairs, floors, dishes, utensils, kitchen appliances and condiment holders

Sweeps and mops kitchen and dining room floors.

Cleans refrigerators, freezers, ice machines, coffee makers, stoves, and ovens.

Stocks foods, beverages, and supplies in an orderly and safe manner.

Empties trash cans.

Performs all kitchen work in accordance with health regulations as it relates to food preparation, food serving and storage.

Maintain orderly freezer and walk-in storage unit.  Clean and defrost as needed.

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.

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 and volunteers practice proper personal hygiene; ensures compliance with health regulations.                                                                     

Other Responsibilities (5%)

Assists in monitoring work of volunteers working in the kitchen.

Performs other related work as required.

Materials and Equipment Used

Refrigerators         Mop     Broom      Freezers                Kitchen Dishes and Utensils


Education and Experience

High School Diploma or G.E.D. AND one year experience working in a kitchen preferred, OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.


Food Operators License or ability to get one

Driver’s License Preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of cleaning practices, methods, and techniques.

Ability to assist in the preparation and presentation of meals.

Ability to wash dishes and kitchen appliances.

Ability to clean kitchen and dining area.

Physical Requirements

Ability to meet attendance requirements.

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

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

Working Conditions

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

 Statement of Purpose

This document provides descriptive information about the above Salvation Army position.  Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary.  Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position.  An individual’s ability to meet the qualifications and capabilities described in this document is not a guarantee of employment or promotion.   The Salvation Army reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice. 

Additional Comments:
All employees recognize 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.

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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. 

When an application is selected for review, typically, only applicants who indicate the relevant education and experience requirements, as indicated in the job description for the position, may be considered for job openings. Please FULLY complete the application, answer questions completely, honestly and to the best of your ability. Please also upload a copy of your resume (when available). Those applicants requiring accommodation to the application and/or interview process should contact a representative of the Human Resources Department at the applicable location.

We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!

Other details

  • Job Family AOK-NON-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Food Service
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $12.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Oklahoma City, OK, USA