Army Reserve

Food Service Specialist (92G)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Open to Women
  • Entry Level

Overview

The food service 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.

Training

Job training for a food service 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

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Operators & Food (OF) : 85

Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.

Compensation

Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn 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.

PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program

Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experience and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

  • Kraft Food Global, Inc
  • McDonald's Restaurants of Hawaii, Inc.
  • Grand Sierra Resort
  • Shearer's Foods, Inc.
  • Dot Foods, Inc.
  • Patrick Cudahy, Inc.
  • Santa Fe Cattle Company

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STAFF SERGEANT GUY WINKS

92 Gulf - Food Service Specialist

I'm Staff Sergeant Guy Winks. I'm a 92 Gulf, which is a Food Service Specialist in the United States Army. My job is to feed Soldiers anyplace, anytime, under any circumstances. If you‘ve been out in the mud or the rain and you've been training with your unit, there's nothing better than just a plate full of great food in front of you. And no matter how hard the training is or what you're doing if the food is great, then the mood is great. This career field in the Army, it can take you anywhere. I say if you want to be a chef, it's a great place to start, absolutely. I joined because I needed a career, I needed some direction, I needed somewhere to go. And I stayed because I love my job and I love being a Soldier.