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Why are foodways important?

Foodways is the study of what people eat and why. Why we procure, prepare and serve the food we do has cultural, sociological, geographical, financial and political influences.

 

 

Why is recognition of diverse foodways valuable?

Preserving our past and present for the future by research, documentation and oral histories. It is culinary anthropology on the hoof, paw, root and leaf.

 

 

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U.S. Navy Culinary "A" School

 

Road Trip!

A Tour of the Naval Culinary School,

then Dine as a Sailor

  

Culinary Specialist "A" School

Center for Service Support, Learning Site Great Lakes

 

CSCS (SW) Robert Kroeger, SEL/Leading Culinary Specialist

 

Friday, October 23rd, 2009
11 AM – 1 PM

(Arrive by 10:30 AM to begin tranferring to the base)
Great Lakes Naval Station

Great Lakes (North Chicago), Illinois

 

PARKING: Guests will park in the Pass & ID Parking Lot at the Main Gate

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: Metra North Line – Great Lakes Station is nearby

BASE ACCESS: Our hosts will provide guests with transportation To/From the Main Gate Parking Lot to the Training Facility

 

Tour and lunch is limited to 20 people, please reserve.


Program Information
Registration

 

 

Every Thursday, 30 students graduate from an intense 22-day course involving 11 days in the classroom, 6 days in the food lab and 5 days in the bake shop.  Most arrived never having boiled water.  They depart with skills to begin work at U.S. Navy bases, ships and submarines throughout the world.

 

On each ship, there is one cook per 75 people. Cooks are also trained as emergency medics, firemen and first responders.

 

This school is operational Monday through Friday from 0600 to 1500. Our visit coincides with their operations. In December, 2010, all Department of Defense services will train their cooks at Fort Lee, Virginia. The opportunity to visit a military culinary school in our region has a narrow window.

 

Navy Culinary Students in the mock Officer’s Dining Room

 

 

For rough weather conditions, Navy uses fryers and griddles mounted into deep wells.

fryer

 

 griddle