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April 25, 2013 / iDriveWarships

Getting a Taste of the Fleet

ATG San Diego Food Service Division’s Quarterly Prime Vendor Food Show/Fair

Ever wonder how meal options are selected for ships in the fleet? How one food brand appears on the mess decks over another? Just like sampling food at Costco before committing to a 5-month supply of it, Sailors are afforded the opportunity to taste samples from various vendors before they’re ordered for the ship.

This week Sailors across the waterfront attended Afloat Training Group (ATG) San Diego Food Service Division’s Quarterly Prime Vendor Food Show/Fair. While sampling food, Sailors filled out forms to rate the different products so they could provide input to their respective Supply Officers (SUPPO). SUPPOs then take this feedback into account when ordering food on behalf of the ship.

This is all part of the process for creating the Navy Standard Core Menu, designed to standardize food service through the Navy fleet, while providing more variety and nutritious choices to Sailors.

As expected, word travels fast when there’s free food for the taking. This was no different as Sailors gathered for a taste of the future fleet.

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