Serving TA chefs

#1
Hello all,

Is there any serving TA chefs out there who would be interested in remaining as a chef but would like to be attached to an airborne unit, do P Company and the jumps course and still remain as a chef ??

North
 
#2
When I jump would I have to have the cookset tied to my leg ?
 
#4
Dont you have to be under a certain weight to jump? Or have you got one of those vehicle parachutes? :D
 
#5
I know of a Para chef in a Leeds unit, soz won't tell more he's too good in the kitchen (he's probably on tour yet again anyway).
 
#6
Even if you are a civvy chef and are looking to join, but want something thats more of a challenge.

PM if you are interested.
 
#7
Come on Chefs !!

Surely there are some budding Airborne Soldiers within our catering fraternity !

Don't take any notice of any sarcastic jibes, If you are not there the blokes would soon whinge.

North
 
#10
So, is it easier to train a chef to be a Paratrooper, or to train a Para to cook?

It sounds like a few leaflets at the local catering college are in order.
 
#11
In my Inf battalion we re-roled some of the older guys to RLC and they trained as cooks (hate to call them chefs - its not like they are gunning for a Michelin star! :wink: ). Better than kicking them out when they can't hack it in the sections and it kept our compliment of cooks at full strength, so much so that we had one or two attached to each company and kept us well fed in the field.
 
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mogwaimarshall

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#12
i can just imagine me jumping out with a number 5 cook set strapped to one leg, gas bottle on the other leg oh and my magic chefs ladle attatched to my webbing, and a bergan full of the best and hottest curry going, that would make a right mess on landing
 
#13
I'm currently serving with a Signals squadron and traded as an Electrcician class 3 (royal signals)
And also a Rad Op class 3 and my trade that i want to carry on with is as a Chef class 2 but i'd need a refreshing course to bring me upto the current standards.

Can anybody help me ?
 

The_Duke

LE
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#14
combatchef said:
I'm currently serving with a Signals squadron and traded as an ERlectrcician class 3 (royal signals)
And also a Rad Op class 3 and my trade that i want to carry on with is as a Chef class 2 but i'd need a refreshing course to bring me upto the current standards.

Can anybody help me ?
No doubt plenty. Go to your nearest TA location and offer to do them an egg banjo before you stag on the net.

I bet they rip your arm off!
 
#16
Refreshing course? Have you ever eaten Army food?
 
#17
LondonCalling said:
In my Inf battalion we re-roled some of the older guys to RLC and they trained as cooks (hate to call them chefs - its not like they are gunning for a Michelin star! :wink: ). Better than kicking them out when they can't hack it in the sections and it kept our compliment of cooks at full strength, so much so that we had one or two attached to each company and kept us well fed in the field.

To be fair though, the food is sometimes on 4 Michelin tyred wheels.
 
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mogwaimarshall

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#18
hi i was a radop class 2 for several years before changing to bowman, then changed units, after 8 years of radios i decided to retrade to being a chef, i think this has been the best decision i have ever made and opens up promotion possibilitys and also the chance to work on regimental and unit functions, you soon get your name known you are either a good chef and you get asked a lot for help or you will never be required. bewarned the courses at grantham are 16 days long not the standerd 15, also the class 2 chefs course has just changed from a weekend to a 16 day course
 

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