Serving and enlisting in the United States Navy is a great career step for many people who want to enrich their professional lives. One of the jobs that are possible to qualify for after Boot camp is the position of Food Service Specialists. The United States Navy serves thousands of meals every day at Navy facilities scattered around the world, on board ship, and underneath the sea on board Navy Submarines. As a Navy Food Specialist you will be able to perform tasks and duties required to successfully serve food to hundreds, perhaps thousands of people every day. Training as a Food Service Specialist will allow you to learn how to perform a variety of serving and cooking tasks, including food preparation and cooking, menu selection, food management, even accounting in some cases.
The individual FS trainee will work both as part of groups in learning how to cook and serve food, but also learn tasks as an individual. The Food Service student will learn a great deal of information on receipe conversions, baking, food storage and preparation, purchasing and food supplies, as well as equipment usage and other food related and food storage tasks. The Navy Food Service Program gives instruction and training on Food Preparation, food selection, and how to serve food, as well as food service and catering style of tasks. Food Service personnel are assigned to every facility where Navy Personnel are stationed around the globe.
Every person who enlists in the Navy will attend basic training for about 9 weeks. After Basic Training you will attend your Class A school where you will begin to learn about food service and food preparation. Every Navy vessel that plys the seas and that has personnel that live on board has Food Service personnel that serve aboard ship. The training that a person that is studying to be a Food Service Specialist receives is in hands on training and classroom instruction, to teach concepts and then give the student an opportunity to perform them. The training possible in the Food Service Career is ongoing, and there are often later opportunities to attend training classes, seminars and even at times formal Class C schools are available.