army catering manual (macs manual)

can anyone tell me if the army catering manual is still available and is it available on download version ive been trying to locate online for ages but no luck i would appreciate any help on this matter
thanks :D
What! Do you mean there is actually a book that tells Army Chefs to cook? I used to think it was all guess work :chef:

Sorry couldn't resist it. :D
Not as far as i beleive it is not online. You may pick one up at a book sale i have one sat here at home (not that i understand it) or if you know any old chefs they may have a copy hanging around.


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Check PM's


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Or try here't_Cook,_Won't_Cook
It doesn't say much about cooking but the "scowling" section is top notch.

Also of note is the "how weild a ladel in a half menaceing way" and the chart on portion sizes.
wahts in your PMs then boss man?? Gen up on monday
The old Manual of Army Catering Services (MACS) has been reproduced in the last ten years or so into new publication JSP 456(a) Defence Catering Manual Volume 3. No direct links to it I'm afraid, but Google may unearth something if you're lucky.
fishfingers said:
Erm, quite. :blush:
It's been a while since I last worked with these publications, and I used to confuse them then as well!

Many apologies, I reckon I may just earn that elusive 'O2 Thief' avatar yet.
Ive googled for the "JSP 404" for ages and never came up with a thing, happy hunting!!
My only other suggestion would be to pop into your friendly RCWO at the cookhouse (assuming you're serving, that is) and ask if you can photocopy his.
Thats a hell of alot of photocopying lol
I did have one but left it in Tidworth. I couldn't carryit as i was escaping to civvie street and it was to heavy:p
It is a lot, but I did one for work a couple of years ago, and it didn't take too long. You just break it down into a few parts, feed them into the top and leave it to do the business. Wish I'd done one for myself, as it happens......
Old recipe ideas were the best, but I prefer the new ones with metric measurements instead of cups, ounces, thumbs etc.
GordonRamsey said:
If anyone is intrested I have the 1993 2nd edition hard copy and also a electronic version. Send us a PM and I will see if I can email.
Yes please fella, much obliged :D
Skintboymike, I have sent this out to two other guys on request so there is no problem with the whole document being emailed. Due to its size I thought it may have to be split down but they have acknowledged receipt and say all is fine. Drop me a PM with your email and I will gladly send on.


Your friendly RCWO.

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