Culinary Specialist (92G)
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.
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
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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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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