How To Join & Career Of Saloon Ratings


Saloon Ratings or Catering Crew :

The Catering Crew consist of Steward and Cook

Steward: – Steward mainly helps the chief cook for preparing and cooking food for the people on board. He is also responsible for cleaning the mess and the accommodation area. He also cleans officer cabins, washes linen, dishes, etc. He severs food to the officers and he has to be present in the officer’s mess room during meal hours.

Cook: Looks after the catering of crew on board

 The chief cook also assists the master for planning and ordering provisions on a ship.


  1.  A) Cook

      B) General steward

How To Join & Career Of Saloon Ratings

Course Name:                Certificate Course in Maritime Catering

Course Duration:           6 Months

 Age –                              Between 17.5 to 25 years

Qualification –                 Pass with aggregate 40% marks in 12th standard from any stream, from a recognized Board with English as a subject. The candidate to obtain atleast 40% mark.

 Medical –                         medically fit

Course Name:                Orientation Course for catering personnel

Course Duration:            6 Months

 Age –                              Between 18 to 25 years

 Qualification –                Candidates holding Degree/Diploma in Hotel management from recognized and reputed board or the universities. The candidates should have scored a minimum of 40 % marks in English language at 10th / 12th standard examination.

 Medical –                         Medically fit including eye sight and hearing

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