- Chief Cook
Infobox shipping job
name = Chief Cook
othernames = Cook
photo = Chief-cook-pretends-to-work.jpg
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 departmentof 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.
United States Merchant Marine, in order to be occupied as a chief cook a person has to have a Merchant Mariner's Documentissued 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.
* [http://www.uscg.mil/stcw/index.htm United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Licensing and Documentation web site]
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