forgot password?
remember me

Army Chefs, Chefs cooking in Basra

ARMY chefs are used to cooking in tough conditions but in Iraq the cooks with the Tidworth based 1 Royal Horse Artillery (1RHA)) are spending 11 hours a day in kitchens where the temperatures can climb to over 60 degrees celsius.

As temperatures in the desert rise to their summer peak the cooks they are using all their skills to give the hundreds of troops the right type of food for the vital job they are doing.

Mealtimes become a very important event for the soldiers far from home so the quality and variety have to be second to none.

The chefs with 1RHA have a very busy regimental cookhouse out in Basra that feeds the regiment and its attached personnel - over 600 people three times a day.

The regimental catering warrant officer and his staff have to produce menus on a 14-day cycle with a budget of �2.57 per person per day.

Lance Corporal Carl Watson, aged 23, is one of the highly trained Army chefs who works there and spends at least 11 hours a day producing top quality food.

advertisementHe produces seven to eight choices per meal from fresh food shipped in from Kuwait.

It's no mean feat. "These are harder working conditions than back home," said Carl.

"It's important to keep everybody fed, morale high and enabling them to do their jobs."

Soldiers can start the day with a full English breakfast, with fresh fruit salad and porridge.

A typical lunch menu consists of salads, sandwiches, freshly made omelettes, steak and kidney pies, pan-fried chicken breast and noodles and a host of fresh vegetables and fruit.

Dinner in the evening offers a choice of bacon carbonara and garlic bread, salmon and hollandaise sauce and lamb rogan josh.

ChefsWorld a World created by Chefs for Chefs.
We Provide the facility for Chef Employers and Chef Recruitment Agencies to advertise their jobs online to recruit a Chef or find a Chef online.

The Chef Jobs site has : Executive chef jobs, Head chef jobs, Sous Chef jobs, Chef de Partie Jobs, Commis Chef Jobs, Pastry Chef Jobs, Development Chef Jobs, Consultant Chef Jobs, Specialist Chef Jobs - all levels of chef and Catering Jobs.

The Chef Section has : Chef Forums, Chef Network, Chef Recipes, Rate Employers, Suppliers Offers and Chef Links.

+ChefsWorld Tim Capper
Tags: Army Chef , Armychefs , Caterer , Combat Chef , Combat Chefs , Commercial Catering , Contract Catering

Follow us on Twitter  Follow us on Twitter Find Us on Facebook
© ChefsWorld   |  Terms of Use |  Site map  |  Web Design by OS3