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Culinary Specialist (92G)

OVERVIEW

A culinary Specialist also known as Food Service 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 National Guard recipes

  • Operate, maintain, and clean field kitchen equipment

  • Perform preventive maintenance on garrison and field kitchen equipment

TRAINING

Job training for a Food Service Specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part takes place in the field, including practice in food preparation.

Advanced Individual Training: 8 weeks at Fort Lee, VA

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

REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)
Operators & Food (OF): 85

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ASVAB

HELPFUL SKILLS

  • Interest in cooking, home economics, health, mathematics, accounting, and chemistry

FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a future with civilian cafes, restaurants, cafeterias, hotels, hospitals, manufacturing plants, schools and other organizations that have their own dining facilities. Depending on your specialty, you’ll be able to pursue a career as a cook, chef, meat cutter, butcher or baker.

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