CULINARY SPECIALIST

Company: United States Army ( Learn More )

General Information
US-IA-Des Moines
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Full-Time
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Job Description OVERVIEW

The culinary specialist is primarily responsible for the preparation and service of food in field or garrison food service operations.

JOB DUTIES
  • Bake, fry, braise, boil, simmer, steam and sauté as prescribed by Army recipes
  • Operate, maintain and clean field kitchen equipment
  • Perform preventive maintenance on garrison and field kitchen equipment
  • Job RequirementsREQUIREMENTS

    Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

    TRAINING

    Job training for a culinary specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field, including practice in food preparation.

    Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

    • Standard and dietetic menus and recipes
    • Preparation and cooking of various foodstuffs and bakery products
    • Food and supply ordering
    • Storage of meats, poultry and other perishable items
    HELPFUL SKILLS
    • Interest in cooking, home economics, health, mathematics, accounting and chemistry