Culinary Specialist (92G)

Virginia Army National Guard - Gate City, VA

Part-time

Overview

The culinary specialist is primarily responsible for the preparation and service of food in field or garrison food service operations.

Job Duties

  • Bake, fry, braise, boil, simmer, steam and sauté as prescribed by Army recipes
  • Operate, maintain and clean field kitchen equipment
  • Perform preventive maintenance on garrison and field kitchen equipment

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

  • Enlistment into the Virginia Army National Guard
  • Successfully complete a medical exam and background check.
  • Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. Certificate
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Bonus

You could earn a $20,000 cash bonus just for enlisting under this Military Occupational Specialty (must meet bonus eligibility criteria).

Training

Job training for a culinary specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and nine weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field, including practice in food preparation.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Standard and dietetic menus and recipes
  • Preparation and cooking of various foodstuffs and bakery products
  • Food and supply ordering
  • Storage of meats, poultry and other perishable items

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in cooking, home economics, health, mathematics, accounting and chemistry

Medical Benefits

Once you complete training you will be eligible for the Tricare Reserve Select medical plan.

Education Benefits

MONTGOMERY GI-BILL

$383.00 Monthly While in College!

(MGIB-SR)

$13,788.00 in 4 years!

(Chapter 1606)

“CASH IN HAND!”

http://www.nationalguard.com/tools/gi-bill

State Tuition Assistance Virginia - NATIONAL GUARD only!

$8,000.00 Yearly!

Must complete Basic Training and (job training).

THE VIRGINIA NATIONAL GUARD IS THE ONLY BRANCH OF SERVICE WITH THIS BENEFIT!

http://vko.va.ngb.army.mil/virginiaguard/education/index.html

Federal Tuition Assistance

$4,000.00 Yearly!

Up to 16 semester hours each year.

https://www.goarmyed.com

Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP)

Up to $50,000

https://www.nationalguard.com/tools/student-loan-repayment-program

College Credit for Military Training

Earn 12 College Credits after the completion of your job training.

http://www.military.com/college-credit-for-military-experience.html

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn as a culinary specialist will help prepare you for a future with civilian cafes, restaurants, cafeterias, hotels, hospitals, manufacturing plants, schools and other organizations that have their own dining facilities. Depending on which specialty you pursue, you’ll be able to pursue a career as a cook, chef, meat cutter, butcher or baker.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $112.00 to $132.00 /day

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

License:

  • Driver's License (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)