Posted on January 24, 2019
Trainee Royal Air Force chefs are getting their first taste of how to prepare meals for hundreds of personnel out on operations with 3 Mobile Catering Squadron (3MCS). Aircraftman Tom Couch, a trainee chef who is currently acting as the head chef says his team have “worked really well”: “So far so good,” he says. “Nobody’s died yet of the food so I think it’s all looking good. My teams worked really well today. We started work at nine o’clock, just after breakfast, and I think we’ve knocked up quite a lot”, he added.
The team from 3 Mobile Catering Squadron made a variety of dishes, such as pizza, curry, pie and fruit crumble, while also taking into account other dietary requirements which included providing vegetarian dishes in the form of a pizza. According to Warrant Officer Daz Rose, who is overseeing the training session, only 2% of people they cater for require a vegetarian or vegan dish alternative.
WO Rose says the team have been “fantastic” during the second phase of their deployed skills course: “They’ve survived, they’ve built, they’re cooking, they’re feeding and are in really good spirit.”