Today's Military:

Personal and Culinary Services Careers


Personal and Culinary Services officers help foster a positive work environment and peak physical and mental performance through proper nutritious food preparation and service. These officers create menus, budgets and recreational opportunities for servicemembers and manage the staff of food service and recreational facilities. Military culinary training is equivalent to some of the best civilian institutions, and these officers are called upon to organize gala events as well as everyday meals and activities.

Possible Responsibilities

  • Plan and prepare meals for hundreds of servicemembers
  • Estimate food budgets
  • Manage the cooking and serving of food at mess halls
  • Maintain nutritional and sanitary standards at food service facilities
  • Set standards for food storage and preparation
  • Determine staff and equipment needed for dining halls

Helpful Attributes

Useful fields of study include service management, nutrition and business administration. Helpful attributes include:

  • Like to work with others
  • Interest in food preparation
  • Interest in nutrition

Training Provided

Job training consists of classroom instruction. Sample courses include:

  • Resource Management
  • Food Service Operations and Management
  • Nutritional Meal Planning
Personal and Culinary Services Careers.

Possible Military Job Titles

  • Services Officer
  • Food Service Manager

Related Civilian Jobs

  • Hotel Manager
  • Restaurant Manager

Related Career Fields

Personal and Culinary Services – Enlisted
Human Resources Management and Services – Officer
Counseling, Social Work and Human Services – Officer

Related Resources

Officer Commissioning Process
Officer Training
Service Academies and Military Colleges

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