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Re: Cook math 12 requirements?
« Reply #175 on: August 14, 2014, 10:27:18 »
Are you serious!?!?! If so my recruiting center is getting a phone call, I was told I didn't meet the requirements because of my math 11

As I previously mentioned, the entry standards for CooK recently changed.  It looks as though the level of Math that was previously required, has been slightly lowered, while the minimum Gr 10 has been increased to Gr 11.
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Re: Cook math 12 requirements?
« Reply #176 on: August 14, 2014, 10:30:37 »
As I previously mentioned, the entry standards for CooK recently changed.  It looks as though the level of Math that was previously required, has been slightly lowered, while the minimum Gr 10 has been increased to Gr 11.

Odd because when I last contacted (month or two back) they said I didn't meet the requirements because I didn't have math 12. I have my Grade 12 everything besides math, I will give them a call now (AKA when they open). I assume they only changed it because they are needing people.
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Re: Cook math 12 requirements?
« Reply #177 on: August 14, 2014, 11:40:54 »
I assume they only changed it because they are needing people.

Incorrect. Occupational standards undergo regular review to ensure that they are still relevant; as they are reviewed, the entry standards may be changed as well.
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Cook postings?
« Reply #178 on: August 18, 2014, 21:34:23 »
I was just wondering where the average posting for an Army/Air Force cook would be? I know that cook is a purple trade so I do get to choose an option although I may not get it, but mainly I am looking for an Air Force position. 
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Re: Cook postings?
« Reply #179 on: August 18, 2014, 21:40:14 »
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Re: Cook postings?
« Reply #180 on: August 18, 2014, 21:46:06 »
I was just wondering where the average posting for an Army/Air Force cook would be?

You forgot Navy ?
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Re: Cook postings?
« Reply #181 on: August 18, 2014, 21:51:44 »
You forgot Navy ?

Haha I left it out for the fact that I cannot decide upon Army, or Air Force. Navy is kind of off my list haha.
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Re: Cook postings?
« Reply #182 on: August 18, 2014, 22:22:32 »
As a cook you'll go where your needed. Your a "purple trade" There is a priority list that gets filled ie. operational units first, then bases. 

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Re: Cook postings?
« Reply #183 on: August 18, 2014, 22:34:20 »
I personally think that If you decided to join the Regular Forces you are ready to accept the fact you could be based everywhere so that being set in mind you will not freak out xD

You could cook in a submarine.
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Re: Cook postings?
« Reply #184 on: August 19, 2014, 00:45:25 »
Haha honestly I want to be based everywhere, new places, new faces. I am fairly excited, and hope to get in soon.
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Re: Cook postings?
« Reply #185 on: August 19, 2014, 01:15:52 »
I find myself lucky because I feel like my application process have been quick.
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« Reply #186 on: August 20, 2014, 08:51:41 »
I am interested in being a cook, I was was wondering what it is like and if any one was interested to share there thoughts or tips on being a cook in the Navy! Also what are the hours like as a cook? What is the training like, do they teach you from the very basics to more complexed meals?

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Re: Cook
« Reply #187 on: August 20, 2014, 09:06:30 »
I am interested in being a cook, I was was wondering what it is like and if any one was interested to share there thoughts or tips on being a cook in the Navy! Also what are the hours like as a cook? What is the training like, do they teach you from the very basics to more complexed meals?

Thank you,

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Here is an old post that has a useful link (Welcome to the Canadian Forces Cook's web site! ) to check out:

Hello All,

The first ever web site for serving and retired Canadian Forces Cooks, MOC 861, or Cooks from the RCASC has been set up.   Yes, that's Regular, Reserve, or Allied Forces are welcome!   Over 80 Cooks have registered and 1600 visitors in the first 2 weeks.   Come check us out and look for old friends, or pass the word to those you feel will be interested.   Thanks in advance...   http://members.shaw.ca/cfcooks

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Re: COOK
« Reply #188 on: August 25, 2014, 21:46:38 »
What are the absolute key things I should know for when I do get an interview? Forces.ca or the search feature doesn't have to much information besides the basic how long is training etc.
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Stjohns quest to become a Cook
« Reply #189 on: April 15, 2015, 11:25:13 »
Good morning everyone,
Was just curious when the dates are for bmq this year (my trade is cook). Anyone know?I pass my background check (I have 3 citizenships)in January and still wating for my medical test and interview...Why it taking so long?I am in Montreal.
Thank you very much!

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Re: BMQ 2015 cook
« Reply #190 on: April 15, 2015, 11:29:36 »
I pass my background check (I have 3 citizenships)in January and still wating for my medical test and interview...Why it taking so long?

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Re: BMQ 2015 cook
« Reply #191 on: April 15, 2015, 15:37:10 »
Good morning everyone,
Was just curious when the dates are for bmq this year (my trade is cook). Anyone know?I pass my background check (I have 3 citizenships)in January and still wating for my medical test and interview...Why it taking so long?I am in Montreal.
Thank you very much!

http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/training-establishments/recruit-school.page

This website lists the dates when available

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Anyone applying for a cook?
« Reply #192 on: April 19, 2015, 11:00:12 »
Hello ,I am applying from Montreal for a cook position ,my aptitude test was in September 2014 and my background check come back clean in January and I don't have any news when it is going to be my medical or interview..
I was just wondering if there's anyone out there in the same slow process?
Thank you very much!
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Re: Stjohns quest to become a Cook
« Reply #193 on: April 19, 2015, 12:34:49 »
You will get familiar with the saying "Hurry up and wait" in the forces.

A long waiting period is normal. Just do some searches on this site and you will see, it is the same for most of us.

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Re: Stjohns quest to become a Cook
« Reply #194 on: April 29, 2015, 13:05:00 »
Is it just me applying for a cook position from entire Canada?!Just can't wait to treat you with my famous pirogi !

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Cook in the Army or Navy?
« Reply #195 on: July 27, 2015, 15:49:52 »
Hi, currently undergoing recruiting process to be a cook in the forces.  I was reservist before, and a cook in the civilian side with culinary school and various restaurant experience.  My application is being fast tracked a bit because it would be direct entry to either SQ or NETP then on job training and cooks are currently in demand. I was asked if I would rather be a cook for the navy, or army. I know cook is purple trade so during my career if I wanted to switch branches I could do so. 

But I am wondering, how easy is it to go from lets say cooking on an army base, to getting a contract on a ship.  And, from experiences from other members, which branch do you think would be most enjoyable to work as a cook? I want to travel with the forces and have as many experiences as possible. thanks

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Re: Cook in the Army or Navy?
« Reply #196 on: July 27, 2015, 15:58:05 »
But I am wondering, how easy is it to go from lets say cooking on an army base, to getting a contract on a ship.  And, from experiences from other members, which branch do you think would be most enjoyable to work as a cook?

This may help,

CF Cooks - general (merged)
http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,13758.0/nowap.html

Army bases & cook trade... 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=80881.0

COOK
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=98859.0

Cook.
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=23331.0

CF Cooks Web Site 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=28209.0

Army Cook in Afghanistan 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,60628.0/nowap.html

Culinary Navy Jobs- Cook 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=74051.0

Cook posted to Petawawa 
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Re: Cook in the Army or Navy?
« Reply #197 on: July 27, 2015, 19:06:12 »
Hi, currently undergoing recruiting process to be a cook in the forces.  I was reservist before, and a cook in the civilian side with culinary school and various restaurant experience.  My application is being fast tracked a bit because it would be direct entry to either SQ or NETP then on job training and cooks are currently in demand. I was asked if I would rather be a cook for the navy, or army. I know cook is purple trade so during my career if I wanted to switch branches I could do so

But I am wondering, how easy is it to go from lets say cooking on an army base, to getting a contract on a ship.  And, from experiences from other members, which branch do you think would be most enjoyable to work as a cook? I want to travel with the forces and have as many experiences as possible. thanks

Purple trade does not mean you can switch uniforms just because you want to.  It just means you are a support trade that can be sent to work with any element. Army Cooks can be sent to serve with the navy and navy sent to serve with the army.

You don't get contracts on a ship, you can get a posting and that will depend on your CM filling holes where needed.

From what I have seen I would recommend Navy (the uniforms are much nicer) and posted to a ship (the work did seem to be more relaxed).
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Re: Cook in the Army or Navy?
« Reply #198 on: July 28, 2015, 09:00:08 »
Perhaps I'm biased, but I look at the differences between the Army and the Navy this way:

In the Navy, you get regular hot meals (even if you do have to cook them yourself), regular hot showers, cutlery, crockery, clean sheets and proper beds (OK, so they move a bit).  In the Army, you have to dig that hole that your Career Manager needs to fill and then you get to sleep in it.
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Re: Cook in the Army or Navy?
« Reply #199 on: July 28, 2015, 09:34:46 »
I might be biased, like Pusser, but from what I've seen on shore bases and ships, I would say that the Navy cooks, onboard, get more opportunities to cook "from scratch", especially where baking is concerned (on bases most of the bread/bread product and cakes are simply ordered from commercial bakeries). Also, even though this will come into play later in your career only, all ship's cooks get to put in some cooking time regardless of rank, unlike bases where the sergeants and warrants get to spend much more time being managers of food services rather than cooks. So if you really like to cook, Navy's the way.