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Old 12th July 2011, 20:25
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Must put in one for the Denholm's crowd.

sailed with a lot of good ch.cooks ( Doc as they liked to be called ) but one
of the best must be Pat Croarkin - sadly deceased. Sailed with him a couple of
times on the Box boats and Forest ships - a bit unorthodox but great food.

He would have surpassed many a chef in the so called michelin restaurants.
yes john he was one of the best sadly gone before his time brgds kev
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Old 13th July 2011, 23:48
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just had a look at my ticket; mine is a ships cooks ticket,but allways sined on as cheif cook so i dont know as well
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Old 17th October 2013, 14:01
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The cooks tickets came in three stages you had to have had at least 3years exp experience for the 1st- 2nd cook/bakers cert. 2nd- at least one year as 2ndck/bkr. ships cook cert and 3rd cheif and ships cook cert was an equivelent qualification for the catering city/guilds 706/2.
Two ships cooks tickets had to be held onboard when deep sea trading the other usually held by the catering officer, somtimes by the 2ndcook..........................
I know you needed 2 people with cooks tickets. 4 of us went AWOL from the Luxor after a party in Hong Kong, the other 3 were sent home DBS whereas I (2nd cook & baker) had to fly to Singapore and wait for a week to re-join the ship. Bummer really as it was in December and I thought I would be home for Christmas.
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Old 17th October 2013, 15:19
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I know you needed 2 people with cooks tickets. 4 of us went AWOL from the Luxor after a party in Hong Kong, the other 3 were sent home DBS whereas I (2nd cook & baker) had to fly to Singapore and wait for a week to re-join the ship. Bummer really as it was in December and I thought I would be home for Christmas.
Yep, Chief Cook on Cape Leeuwin jumped ship in Brisbane and we were only able to sail because the Chief Steward had a Cook's ticket. Unfortunately, the one we lost was a better cook.

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Old 17th October 2013, 16:10
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Got my 2nd Cook & Bakers ticket after 18 months at sea (1964) then my Cooks Ticket in 1968 and sailed as Chief & Ships Cook foreign going 3 weeks before my 22nd birthday, looking back I will admit to being a bit inexperienced for the job in hand. Over the years the experience came with knowledge gained and I,d like to think I was a pretty good "Doc"
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Old 15th December 2014, 19:07
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An admiral visited one of the ships of the line under his command.
While eating breakfast with the crew in enlisted mess, he was impressed to see the Naval insignia stamped on every biscuit.
He went to the Chief cook to ask how this feat was done so it could be used on other ships under his command.
The Chief replied, "Iíd be glad to share that with you, Admiral. After each biscuit is cut, I just slap it here against my belt buckle which bears the Navy insignia".
Horrified the Admiral exclaims, "That's very unhygienic!"
The Chief shrugs and replies, "Well, If thatís the way you feel, sir, I suggest you avoid the donuts."
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Old 19th December 2014, 11:24
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An admiral visited one of the ships of the line under his command.
While eating breakfast with the crew in enlisted mess, he was impressed to see the Naval insignia stamped on every biscuit.
He went to the Chief cook to ask how this feat was done so it could be used on other ships under his command.
The Chief replied, "Iíd be glad to share that with you, Admiral. After each biscuit is cut, I just slap it here against my belt buckle which bears the Navy insignia".
Horrified the Admiral exclaims, "That's very unhygienic!"
The Chief shrugs and replies, "Well, If thatís the way you feel, sir, I suggest you avoid the donuts."
Similar to crimping the pastry round the edges of pies using your false teeth!!
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Old 19th December 2014, 11:32
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Similar to crimping the pastry round the edges of pies using your false teeth!!
... or flattening the hamburgers in your armpit.

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Old 19th December 2014, 11:39
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... or flattening the hamburgers in your armpit.

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Why are they called Hamburgers when they,re made out of beef?
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Old 19th December 2014, 11:52
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Dunno, Alan, why are Frankfurters called Frankfurters when they're made by Heinrich?

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Old 19th December 2014, 15:57
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Similar to crimping the pastry round the edges of pies using your false teeth!!
Andy Haggerty from Paisley who was Chief Cook on the Blue Star boats used to do this very thing ,but thankfully only on the pies going up to the saloon the crew would have hung him otherwise ...he had this manky old mug for his tea that never got washed from signing on to paying off day ,reckoned it made his tea taste better but there were things living on there that were unknown to modern science ....screams and howls from the galley one day turned out to be the Hag chasing the galleyboy around with a hot spatula whacking his **** for washing his mug for him as it "looked like it needed it " sailed with another weegie Cook on the Baron Dunmore who had to keep a huge pot of curry going on the range 24/7 for the Somali deck crowd as this was all they ate ,his revenge was too grind up the leftover brekkie bacon and chuck it in the curry ,luckily for him they never found out
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Old 20th December 2014, 14:57
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Alex, regarding the washing of things I remember going absolutely barmy when my first trip galley boy washed my omelette pans. Pans I,d painstakingly got a good "skin" on so the omelettes wouldn,t stick!! This was obviously in the days before Teflon!!
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Old 22nd December 2014, 23:09
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Revenge

When I was a Stwd. if any ot the Mates or Engineers mucked
us around in the Saloon we used to put a small amount of Plate
Powder in their food and after a few doses it would take effect
and give them "you know what"
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Old 23rd December 2014, 02:35
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Chips

AMAZING THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE MOANED THAT THERE WAS "NO CHIPS" FOR TEA. WHEN YOU WERE ONLY IN THE MIDDLE OF A STROM
AND YOU CAN HARDLY STAND.
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Old 23rd December 2014, 11:31
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When I was a Stwd. if any ot the Mates or Engineers mucked
us around in the Saloon we used to put a small amount of Plate
Powder in their food and after a few doses it would take effect
and give them "you know what"
That was clever. Did itstop them from mucking you around?

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Old 23rd December 2014, 14:32
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Hamburgers are so called because originally they derived from Hamburg Steaks made from the finely diced tails of whole fillets.Likewise doughnuts were called Berliners in their home country `Ich bin ein Berliner`so famously claimed by JFK means`I am a donut`
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Old 22nd October 2015, 11:59
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i was 2cook/baker on the br character early 50s. the ch .steward one of the old school.if i was making custard.he would bring the sudar in to the galley and put it in the kit that was going to the saloon. none for the crew.those where the days.lots of similar storys to tell.
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Old 22nd October 2015, 23:40
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George, he probably did the crowd a favour without knowing it. Saloon with diabetes, messroom healthy today.
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Old 22nd October 2015, 23:44
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George, First, welcome to SN. The chief steward probably did the crowd a favour without knowing it. Saloon today have diabetes, messroom still healthy.
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Old 23rd October 2015, 03:12
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When I was a Stwd. if any ot the Mates or Engineers mucked
us around in the Saloon we used to put a small amount of Plate
Powder in their food and after a few doses it would take effect
and give them "you know what"
Sailed with a Glaswegian 2nd Cook in Bluies one trip and the 2nd Mate sent his steak back claiming it wasn't cooked enough.
2nd cook threw it back on the grill for a bit, then put it on the plate and wiped his 'coozer' all over it.

Thought it was a huge joke.

I refused to take it back into the saloon and told the cook if he thought it was so funny he could take it into the 2nd Mate.

When he eventually realised I was serious he cooked another steak and I served the 2nd Mate who moaned like hell that it had taken so long.

I took the bollocking but was thinking "if only you knew pal"

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Old 23rd October 2015, 08:33
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An admiral visited one of the ships of the line under his command.
While eating breakfast with the crew in enlisted mess, he was impressed to see the Naval insignia stamped on every biscuit.
He went to the Chief cook to ask how this feat was done so it could be used on other ships under his command.
The Chief replied, "Iíd be glad to share that with you, Admiral. After each biscuit is cut, I just slap it here against my belt buckle which bears the Navy insignia".
Horrified the Admiral exclaims, "That's very unhygienic!"
The Chief shrugs and replies, "Well, If thatís the way you feel, sir, I suggest you avoid the donuts."
Brilliant!
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Old 23rd October 2015, 12:51
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The Chief shrugs and replies, "Well, If thatís the way you feel, sir, I suggest you avoid the donuts."

Which inevitably reminds of something I previously posted on
https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/showth...opular+officer, namely that was always said in the Royal Navy that there was no bodily fluid that unpopular officers had not ingested .....!

Jack
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Old 23rd October 2015, 13:21
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who called the cook a cook who called the ???t a cook sailed with some good ones sailed with some bad ones . wpie down pork chop
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Old 23rd October 2015, 13:23
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one knew 50 ways to cook mince and taties
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Old 24th October 2015, 11:57
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who called the cook a cook who called the ???t a cook sailed with some good ones sailed with some bad ones . wpie down pork chop
or I don,t know who **** in my shoe but I know who ate it!!!
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