Food Services Coordinator

The Salvation Army Chilliwack Care & Share Centre
March 5, 2018
Job Type
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Email:, Attention: Tim Bohr, Community Ministries Director
Closing date
March 13, 2018


Interested applicants must apply in writing and indicate “Food Service Coordinator” in the subject line.

REPORTS TO:                   Shelter & Outreach Manager

JOB PURPOSE:                The Food Services Coordinator prepares and serves nutritious meals to Shelter clients as outlined on menus in accordance with applicable food service and safety regulations.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full Time – Up to 40 hours per week


  • Plans weekly/monthly meal menu for all Shelter clients and Staff. Meals include: Breakfast for up to 60 Shelter residents; Supper for Shelter residents including Staff; morning, afternoon, and evening snacks for Shelter residents; weekend Lunch meal for Shelter, or anytime Soup Kitchen is closed for the noon meal.
  • Overseas the preparation and service of all meals and snacks; including special dietary needs of the residents as required.
  • Manages food and supply inventory; ensures the best use of resources, including donations to minimize waste. Monitors food purchases to ensure budgetary constraints are observed. Fosters good relationships with food donors, and other community partners. Provides input to Family Services Coordinator and Shelter Manger for budget preparation.
  • Ensures staff safety in compliance with Health and Safety standards.
  • Follows guidelines for the safety and security of food and equipment and monitors practices to ensure adherence. Participates in Occupational Health and Safety committees.
  • Provides for the maintenance and repair of all kitchen equipment, coordinating with suppliers and service technicians to ensure equipment remains safely operational and compliant with Health Standards. Ensures proper record keeping of such services and repairs, and provides the same to Family Service Coordinator and Shelter Manager.
  • Provides direct supervisory duties for kitchen volunteers. Collaborates with Volunteer Coordinator for volunteer orientation and training, including termination of volunteers as may be required. Provides direct supervision to weekend cooks for the Shelter.
  • Coordinate with Dietician annually, or as required, to ensure nutritional value of meals related to effective menu planning. Overseas and ensures the preparation of documents and record keeping in compliance with BC Health Inspectors, and The Salvation Army Accreditation Standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • The successful job applicant will have completed Grade 12, or equivalent
  • Food Safe Level 1, (Food Safe Level 2 an asset)
  • Standard First Aid Certificate
  • Professional Cooking Certificate or graduation from a recognized 12 month program in cooking
  • 2-5 years of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • One year previous experience in supervision and budgeting

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume. We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates throughout the recruitment and employment process. If you require accommodation, please inform us of your requirements.

Internal Applicants, please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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