Steward Course Descriptions

Certified Chief Cook

Certified Chief Cook

(Five – one week modules)

This course provides steward department personnel with an understanding and knowledge of sanitation, nutrition, and the preparation, production and service of soups, sauces, meats, poultry, and seafood. The structure of the course allows eligible upgraders to enroll at the start of any module.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of UA Program and 200 days sea time as SA OR 360 days sea time as SA

Advanced Galley Operations

Advanced Galley Operations

(Four weeks)

The course provides students with a thorough grasp of the advanced baking knowledge and skills required of a member of the steward department.  Basic computer skills.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Cert. Chief Cook and 180 day’s seatime

Chief Steward

Chief Steward

(Four weeks)

This course trains stewards to take charge of a production galley, supervise employees in galley operations, plan and prepare meals, incorporate a wellness environment in menu structure, order inventory, determine scheduling and oversee galley sanitation.  On meeting the minimum requirements for Chief Steward, culinary students will be trained to take charge of a production galley. The course stresses the competencies related to management, breakfast production, communication, leadership, inventory control, ordering, scheduling, sanitation, healthy menu planning and healthy baking. Includes the use of FoodCo, a comprehensive galley management program to help with menu planning, inventory control and wellness.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Cert. Chief Cook, Adv. Galley Ops and 180 days seatime

Chief Cook Revalidation 2.0

Chief Cook Revalidation 2.0

(35 hours)

This course includes wellness and nutrition, basic leadership skills, communications, recipes, better menu planning, ordering, and purchasing.  Basic computer skills. This 1 week course was developed from the feedback of our shipping companies to bring Chief Cooks up-to-date on changes to the contract requirements.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Chief Cook

Chief Steward Revalidation 2.0

Chief Steward Revalidation 2.0

(35 hours)

This course includes wellness and nutrition, leadership, communications, recipes, better menu planning, ordering, and purchasing. Basic computer skills. This 1 week course was developed from the feedback of our shipping companies to bring Stewards up-to-date on changes to the contract requirements.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Chief Steward

The course schedule may change to reflect the needs of membership, the industry or the national interest. Seafarers should continue to consult each monthly edition of the Seafarers Log for the most up-to-date course schedule.

For additional information, contact the Paul Hall Center, P.O. Box 75, Piney Point, MD 20674-0075; telephone (301) 994-0010. Please note that students should check in the Saturday before their course’s start date. The courses listed here will begin promptly on the morning of the start dates.

In addition, basic vocational support program courses are offered throughout the year, one week prior to the AB, QMED, FOWT, Third Mate, Tanker Assistant and Water Survival courses. An introduction to computer courses will be self-study.