Chief Cook

Manage activities of kitchen personnel and participate in meal preparation.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$23,000 – $71,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Chief Cooks do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of kitchen personnel and participates in preparation of meals aboard cargo ship: Collaborates with STEWARD/STEWARDESS, CHIEF, CARGO VESSEL to plan menus. Determines time and sequence of cooking operations to meet meal-serving hours. Directs COOK, THIRD; SECOND COOK AND BAKER; and SCULLION in preparation of foods. Inspects galley and galley equipment, such as pots, ovens, and cutlery, for cleanliness. Butchers and prepares meat, fowl, and fish, and participates in cooking of meats and sauces. May requisition supplies.

Should I be a Chief Cook?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Cook, Chief

    How to become a Chief Cook

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