Human Resources


Position: COOK


Position Code: 8504
EEO Code: 661

Job Summary

Reports to the Steward; Assists Steward in preparation of menus and daily meals; Assists Steward in maintenance of adequate inventory, and preparation of requisitions. Works with Steward and Mess Attendant to insure sanitary conditions of the galley and all departmental spaces.

Major Duties

In cooperation with the Steward may plan daily or weekly menus for all persons aboard; prepares, cooks, and serves high-quality meals, including freshly baked products, three times daily; and prepare night lunches.

Assists Steward in preparation of requisitions for all departmental supplies. Assists in stowage of supplies when received with attention to proper stock rotation and required temperatures.

Cleans and maintains sanitary conditions in galley, mess deck, storerooms, access ladders, freezers, and refrigeration compartments.

May prepares reports and perform other duties as required. May be required to assume duties of Steward.

Desired Education/Experience for Hiring

Degree from an accredited culinary school and three years sea duty with two years as Steward or Cook, in the absence of a formal degree, equivalent work experience. Prefer Steward or Cook experience on a similar vessel. Requires a U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner's Credentials endorsed as a Food Handler.

Candidates must have good personnel management and organizational skills. This person must be able to prepare a variety of quality meals under potentially adverse conditions, and demonstrate ability to plan ahead. He or she must appreciate the contribution the Steward's department makes to overall shipboard morale.

All unlicensed personnel must have all applicable training as required by the Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW 95) and have a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) and hold an unexpired Passport.

Last updated: September 20, 2010