Navy Training with an Impact: In the Galley, On the Job Chef Craig O’Brien Quantum Foods, LLC
The Need is Great … • Shrinking service budgets mean less resources for training • Shrinking manpower forces fewer to do more – additional skills mean more productivity • Morale is greatly affected by the richness of the training environment
Credibility! Knowledge! Respect! Gain …
DFACs Military Meetings IFSEA IMCEA Ships Galleys Food Commands Ft. Lee Onboard Ships Regionally In House Training Locations
Trainers Bringing Expertise • Chefs & Bakers • Technical Experts in Food Topics • Product Developers / Troubleshooters • Active & Retired Employee Experts • Think outside the CHEF box!!!
Topics for Training … • Culinary Topics of all kinds • Specific Technical Training • Specific Product Use & Techniques • Product Troubleshooting • Feeding Management • Holiday & Special Occasion Dining
Tools Needed for topics Handouts – both paper and disks Garnishes Extra variations Interesting foods and ideas Leave behinds – small tools, hats, t-shirts, useful items Memories – be skilled and fun! Trainers Can Bring:
Bad Trainer, Bad, Bad! • Be sensitive to military patterns and requirements – both for food and personnel • Don’t bring an agenda at odds with military needs • Don’t be a Know-it-All • Be a leader, not just a pal …
Value to You! • Company Exposure – Name & Logo • Actual knowledge of your products in use • Knowledge of the real use environments • Seeing your competitors products at hand, in use • Shared experiences with your customers!
Do IT! Thanks!