Chief cook

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

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

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.

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  • "Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations: 47340 CHIEF COOK/STEWARD". dol.gov. Archived from the original on July 28, 2005. Retrieved March 3, 2007.

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