Chief Cook

Chief Cook

Infobox shipping job
name = Chief Cook
othernames = Cook
photo = Chief-cook-pretends-to-work.jpg

department = Steward's Department
licensed =
reports-to = Chief Steward
epoch =
location =
duties = Food handler, cleaning, stocking.
requirements = Specialized training.
watchstander = No.
xwatch-at-sea = Rarely.
xwatch-in-port = Rarely.
xwatch-at-sea-time = Rarely.
xwatch-in-port-time = Rarely.
A Chief Cook (often shortened to Cook) is a senior unlicensed crewmember working in the Steward's department of a merchant ship.

The chief cook directs and participates in the preparation and serving of meals; determines timing and sequence of operations required to meet serving times; inspects galley and equipment for cleanliness and proper storage and preparation of food. The cook may plan or assist in planning meals and taking inventory of stores and equipment.

A chief cook's duties may overlap with those of the Steward's Assistant, the Chief Steward, and other Steward's Department crewmembers.

In the United States Merchant Marine, in order to be occupied as a chief cook a person has to have a Merchant Mariner's Document issued by the United States Coast Guard. Because of international conventions and agreements, all chief cooks who sail internationally are similarly documented by their respective countries.



ee also

*Steward's Assistant
*Chief Steward
*Galley (kitchen)

External links

* [ United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Licensing and Documentation web site]
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