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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Years ago when I started in this business, all the ships and tugs had professional cooks on board. You want to talk about being spoiled.
The cooks and the "steward dept" handled all things related to food.
They shopped for it, prepared it and cooked it.
All we had to was eat it.

Like any restaurant, some meals are better than others.

As times changed over the years with cutbacks and downsizing, the merchant marine industry was affected. More to the point, our stomachs were affected.
Where most if not all shipping companies still employ cooks, many of the tug companies decided to save money by removing the position of cook on their vessels.

My company is one of them.
The good news is, they didn't remove the food budget. They give each boat X amount of money per month and it's up to the crew to figure out who is going to go shopping and who is doing the cooking. For the most part it works out really well. Depending on the crew, sometimes we eat like kings.

Sometimes not.


Really????

12 comments:

dcpeg said...

O M G!! You all will need stents and artery reaming-out by the time the cruise is over! Good luck!

P.S. I'm guessing that ketchup counts as a veggie, right?

Cait Throop said...

That picture is hilarious!!!

Dawniepants said...

Lol oh Mark! I had to laugh at that picture!

beth said...

actually since we rarely eat anything fried, it looks kind of good to me :)

Karen said...

Ummm.. was that really the menu for dinner? Actually, I love a corndog, but that's a heartburn recipe right there. Or at the very least, a Cardiac Special.

Diahn said...

HA! It's like kid-food-night! It's all so...very...brown...

Your cakes look much better!

Zorana said...

What a well rounded, nutritious meal! Yikes! It shows that the Cook of the Day is a kid at heart (or forced to eat very healthy at home)...

Joycee said...

Sad, just sad! Unless you are at a carnival, then it's ok...

Formerly known as Frau said...

Yikes that looks like school lunch!

Debi@7Gates said...

Looks like a heart attack waiting to happen. I know you want your cook back; I would.

SueAnn said...

Ha!! Corn dogs and tater tots...my grandson would paint the house for a meal like this...,Ha
Hugs
SueAnn

Marilyn said...

So where is the king food?