The Salvation Army of Savannah Hires New Lead Cook from Le Cordon Bleu in London

Monday, May 24th, 2021

The Salvation Army of Savannah (TSA) has announced the appointment of a new Lead Cook to manage the organization’s kitchen program, Stephanie Casterlin, a graduate from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in London, United Kingdom. Previously, she served 15 years as Food Services Director with Compassion Christian Church in Savannah. 

Casterlin is responsible for the efficient and healthy operation of the kitchen and dining area to include creation of delicious weekly menu plans, reporting food and supply needs to the supervisor, preparation and serving of meals, and clean-up of kitchen and dining area. Casterlin will make a positive impact on the families and individuals struggling to stabilize after losing their own homes by providing friendly, competent service and warming, heart-filled meals. 

Due to the expansion of the kitchen program as TSA is Savannah’s largest homeless shelter and serves upwards of 100 individuals a day, the local organization is in need of volunteers to help in the kitchen preparing meals at their Community Center, 3000 Bee Rd., Savannah. Help is needed and appreciated any day of the week, but weekends are the most vital. The following volunteer shifts are available: 

  • Breakfast Shift: 6 – 8 a.m. 

  • Lunch Shift: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

  • Dinner Shift: 4 – 6 p.m. 

COVID-19 safety regulations are in place and enforced for the safety of all staff, volunteers, and shelter residents. A volunteer application and background check will need to be completed prior to starting. For applications or questions, please email or call Samantha Greder, Special Events Coordinator: 912-200-3015; 

[email protected] or Stacey Magoon, Human Resource Specialist: 912-200-3008;

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“We are more than happy to have Stephanie join our Army of ‘Doing The Most Good!’ She truly has a heart for serving and brings her creativity and amazing culinary skills to our kitchen. We are so very blessed to have her on board and she is really looking forward to connecting with all of our faithful volunteers,” said The Salvation Army of Savannah’s Major Paul Egan. “Our organization is excited to come up with new ideas with her on how we can better serve our clients and the community. If you are able and willing, please consider volunteering in our kitchen – it would be such a help to Stephanie and the families in our shelter.” 

The Salvation Army has served greater Savannah for the past 120 years and has always supported the most vulnerable in our community. To make a monetary donation directly now or for more information about The Salvation Army Savannah, please visit or call 912-200-3004 and follow the organization via social media.