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Food Service Specialist Details


OVERVIEW
The 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 saut as prescribed by Army recipes
  • Operate, maintain and clean field kitchen equipment
  • Perform preventive maintenance on garrison and field kitchen equipment


TRAINING
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 in the field, including practice in food preparation.

Advanced Individual Training: 8 weeks, 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


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


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

WARRANT OFFICER TRACK
922A Food Service Technician

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.