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United States Marine Corps Enlisted Job Descriptions and Qualification Factors

FIELD 33 -FOOD SERVICE

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The food service OccFld includes the acquisition of food, supplies, and equipment; menu and recipe planning; meal preparation and serving; sanitation; operation and management of facilities and personnel; training; and accounting and reporting functions for garrison and field operations. Qualifications required include basic skills in math and reading, ability to follow recipes, and the ability to work closely with others. The duties involve technical, administrative, and managerial skills. Food service personnel will be required to learn garrison and field food preparation and serving procedures, recipe conversion, preparation and use of food service administrative forms, quality assurance surveillance procedures for food processing, mess hall operations, and storage facilities, and methods of cooking food and preparing desserts and beverages by using recipes/formulas. Formal schooling is provided to Marines entering the food service field. Types of entry-level jobs available include work as a food service specialist, and baker. The opportunity to participate in a formal apprenticeship program leading to receipt of a Department of Labor Certificate of Apprenticeship Completion may be available within OccFld 33. Specific information concerning this program can be obtained from local education offices. Billets available in the OccFld range from duty with operating forces and supporting establishment. Marines entering this OccFld will receive MOS 3300, Basic Food Service Marine. They will participate in routine food service functions while training for MOS 3381, Food Service specialist.

Below are the Marine Corps Enlisted Military Occupation Specialties which are organized under this occupational field:

3372 -- Marine Aide

3381 --Food Service, Specialist

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