Job Posting 91332

Food Services Manager
The Salvation Army Belkin House
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
555 Homer Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 1K8
closes in 15 days (Mon, 20 Feb)
full time


The Salvation Army British Columbia

POSITION:   Food Services Manager

(Regular, Full-time - 40 hours per week)


FACILITY:   Belkin House , Vancouver, BC




The Food Services Manager provides Christian leadership in directing and coordinating the food services operations for the ministry unit, to ensure compliance with the Canada Food Guide, and to ensure compliance with applicable health regulations.

RESPONSIBILITIES (includes but not limited to the following)

  • Establishes, interprets, develops, implements, and evaluates standards, policies and procedures for the department’s operation and delivery of all food services including emergency planning.
  • Hires, orientates, trains, develops, supervises, evaluates, recognizes, disciplines and terminates all Food Services personnel in accordance with contracts, collective agreements and Salvation Army Territorial Standards.
  • Ensures staff safety and up-to-date job certifications in compliance with the Health & Safety Standards; monitors and analyzes incident reports
  • Identifies and monitors kitchen environments and food services to ensure compliance with the food and health standards; sets and updates department’s policies and procedures.
  • Prepares the departmental budget, administers and operates within the approved budget for financial control and ensures optimum utilization of resources to achieve set goals.
  • Adapts work practices and schedules within specific parameters to ensure maximum productivity and the efficient delivery of food services.
  • Communicates clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, participates as an active and effective member of an inter-disciplinary team
  • Responds to residents’ requests, suggestions, concerns and complaints regarding meals served; follows up and documents in writing as necessary when actions, plans and revision are required.
  • Prepares special dietary meals for residents who need food prepared according to a doctor’s order or as required by personal religious convictions.
  • Decides on the appropriate, creative and efficient use of food, including donations so as to minimize wastage.
  • Establishes guidelines for the proper use and security of food and kitchen supplies, and the safe use and maintenance of cooking equipment.
  • Takes responsibility for the ordering, receiving, storing and monitoring of food and kitchen supplies, taking inventory of stocks every month to properly account for all purchases and unused items.
  • Plans menus, develop recipes and production sheets in consultation with Consulting Dietitian to meet nutritional analysis requirements and special needs of the residents and in compliance with government requirements
  • Supervises the preparation and delivery of meals for program residents on special occasions and staff functions. Plans, prepares and delivers food catering services as and when possible and profitable. Assists in the serving of meals when required.
  • Prepares and maintains reports, statistical information and departmental records as required by facility policies and procedures, divisional HQ, funding agencies and governing authorities.
  • Supervises students, volunteers and/or residents in work therapy. May be required to teach meal preparation classes and provide classroom instruction in food related courses.
  • Ensures that a proper Christian spiritual focus is applied to services offered and that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is exemplified in the performance of all job responsibilities and through personal example
  • Demonstrates by word and action a positive and professional role model for other employees, Christian compassion for residents and contribute to the mission and goals of Belkin House.
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Completed more than two (2) years of Community College and trained for the food services industry.
  • An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable.
  • Cook’s papers (3-year course)
  • Culinary Arts Instructor Certificate, Food Safe Instructor Level 1 and 2 are definite assets
  • WHMIS certification
  • First Aid / CPR certification
  • One to two years of prior related experience, including up to two years of cooking experience and at least one year of experience in the areas of supervision and budgeting.
  • Valid driver’s license will be an asset



  • Successful obtainment of Enhanced Reliability Status Security Clearance
  • Successful obtainment of clearance through the Criminal Record Check under the Criminal Records Review Program
  • Successful obtainment of clearance through The Salvation Army Child Abuse Registry



SALARY                        :        Pay Grade 5  ($45,900 - $57,400)


TERMS                          :        Full-time, 40 hours per week


DAYS & TIME               :        Monday to Friday  (9:00a.m. – 5:30p.m.)  


NO.  OF VACANCIES  :       1



The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world. Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.

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