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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse07 Mar 2018 9:14 p.m. PST

…Navy Submarine Cooks.

"Being in the US Navy and assigned to work on a submarine is not an easy life. For months, men live in a metal container deep under the ocean, along with explosives, flammable materials and, possibly, nuclear missiles. When America is at peace, there is the chance of a deadly accident. When at war, ships and aircraft hunt them down.

But they eat well.

In 2004, the book Submarine Cuisine was published after it was commissioned by the Submarine Research Center, US Naval Base Bangor, Washington. It covers submarine living back to WWII, with an emphasis on cooking. It also gives readers a chance to look into what it is like to work as a cook on a submarine and goes into detail about how food is loaded onto a sub, then stored and prepared. It even describes the meals that crews ate…."


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Lion in the Stars12 Mar 2018 10:17 a.m. PST

Possibly one of the best career-starters for prospective chefs, to tell you the truth.

They feed submariners well because it keeps morale up. A bit too well, really, always came back about 20lbs heavier than when I left.

And the experience feeding 180ish guys 4 meals a day is really sought after by oil rigs.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse13 Mar 2018 11:24 a.m. PST


I guess they are training in combat too…?…


Lion in the Stars14 Mar 2018 5:01 p.m. PST

It's mostly damage control and first aid for the cooks. We have enough other bodies for running the combat systems.

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