The AUXCHEF program
has been renamed the Auxiliary Food Services (AUXFS) program,
with the title of the qualification changed to Auxiliary Food Service
service specialists provide support at Coast Guard dining facilities.
The June 7th
announcement by the Coast Guard also addressed the AUXFS
health record verification requirements, noting that all current Auxiliary food
need to have their qualification records updated by Oct. 1, 2013.
What is the AUXFS Program?
The AUXSF (Auxiliary Food Service Specialist) Program is a National Auxiliary Program
designed to provide trained
Auxiliarists to fill-in at Small Boat Stations or on cutters to relieve
FSs (Food Service Specialist) . The program allows FSs to
attend training, take leave, etc. without the Station being short
handed. The AUXFS can also
assist with VIP events, Change of Commands and other events such as
picnics. AUXFS can be
available for a variety of time frames from one meal to several days.
The AUXFS do not
shop for or supply food, they prepare the food the stations provide, and
assist in serving and cleanup.
AUXFS supply that home cooked touch during the holidays and at
Who are the AUXFS'S?
The certified AUXFS complete 18-22 hours of basic food
services training. The training based
on the FS3 Striker course, emphasizes safety and sanitation,
working in a galley and basic food preparation.
The Food Services Directorate has approved the AUXFS
Training Program. A certified and experienced
AUXFS is the instructor for the training, often assisted
by a unit Food Service Specialist.
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