Chief cook

A chief cook (often shortened to cook) is a seniormost unlicensed crewmember working in the steward's department of a merchant ship.

Chief cook
A chief cook at work in a ship's galley in May 2005.
Other namesCook
DepartmentSteward's department
Reports toChief steward
DutiesFood handler, cleaning, stocking
RequirementsSpecialized training

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 oversees 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.[1]

In the United States Merchant Marine, in order to be occupied as a chief cook a person has to have a Merchant Mariner's Document issued 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.

See also


  1. "Restodontê | Manutenção preventiva na cozinha". Restodontê. Retrieved 2019-07-18.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.