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Calling all 'CAMP COOKS' - Oil & Gas, Construction, Fishing, Guide & Outfitting etc.

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Sure would like to hear from you remote location 'Camp Cooks' out there - you've all got computers and satellite service out there.  I've yet to see a thread or post re this special segment of the food industry. Let's hear from all of you.

post #2 of 9
Thread Starter 

Does any one remember when

 

......you got only white & brown bread and if you wanted anything else you had to make it - that means anything 

 

.......they sent you mystery meat for sandwiches

 

.......the cook you were relieving would leave you liver out for your first meal as the new cook

 

Lets hear your stories out there in camp!!!!!!!!

 

 

post #3 of 9
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Originally Posted by countrykook View Post
  I've yet to see a thread or post re this special segment of the food industry. Let's hear from all of you.

http://www.cheftalk.com/f/79/the-camp-cook

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 

This is what I meant by 'CAMP Cooks' - this is professional cooking

 

This is the kitchen from an 1800 person camp in the Oil-Sands at Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

 

 

Lunch Time                                                                                        One of three storerooms this size

 

                                                                            

5 kitchens to left of  hallway -walk-in friges & freezers across 

hallway from each kitchen - 3 store-rooms at end

to right is short order kitchen

 

 

 

Short Order Kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 Soups & Convection Ovens

 

 

Salad Kitchen

 

 

Dining Room

 

 

Dining Room

 

Dish Wash Pit

 

 

Main Kitchen across from Service Counter SteamTables

 

 

One of the prep kitchens

 

 

Self Serve stations in dining room - salad bar and beverages

 

 

Kitchens & Dining Room

 

post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks for that info - have been to that post many times - I don't think we are talking about the same thing - will post some pictures to clarify. Thanks

post #6 of 9

i just started working in a camp at fort mckay, I never cooked this massive, ours has a capacity of 1800. any tips or links that you can share?

post #7 of 9
I'm in a 1000 man camp outside Conklin Alberta. I've been up here a year so far. Countrykook, that is the best storeroom I've seen in camp. Ours have all been small and overcrowded.
post #8 of 9

i would like to experience this massive cooking come on chefs get me on the board am ready

 

kennedy

post #9 of 9
Kemsham, where are you located? For the Canadian oil sands get yourself to Edmonton Alberta. They're always looking for cooks. Just be prepared for being away in the field for 3 weeks... less than ideal accommodations but above average wages and no food cost to speak of! we generally work 21 on 7 off 12 hours a day. Must have first aid, Canadian food safe and photo id etc for restricted areas such as the cold lake air weapons range. Some companies like h2s safety training. .. mine doesn't require it.

Having your Canadian red seal is a plus but not necessary. Oh and bring a jacket. We'll see snow in the next 30 days.
Edited by bleepo - 9/1/13 at 1:52am
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