FS – Food Service Specialist
The Food Service Specialist (FS) receives comprehensive training in all facets of food preparation including culinary fundamentals, advanced culinary methods and techniques that include baking, sauces, seafood cookery, starch cookery, cake decorating and protein fabrication. Training also includes instruction in accounting and purchasing, inventory management, military leadership, nutrition and time management. FSs will also learn about equipment use and safety, sanitation, and dining-facility management. Many of the jobs, training, and experiences that FSs are exposed to prepare them to transition into a variety of food service related fields in the civilian sector. The Coast Guard Food Service rating prides themselves with scratch cooking techniques used throughout the United States.