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Old 5th August 2018, 11:50
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Good Cook/Bad Cook

Did anyone come across one of these outside the galley on a ship they served on ?. As you know they have them on the windows of cafe's and restaurants. I never came across one aboard a ship. Don't think the Cook would have been amused if one appeared outside his galley.
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Old 5th August 2018, 13:19
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Most of the chefs I served with did absolute wonders with the meagre allowances given to them to feed us, and other than one particular chef on a Minesweeper (he was actually the assistant chef...or the 'Cooks mate' and probably the laziest man on earth!) the standards of cleanliness in the galley (and the food that came out of them) were outstanding, I think unanimously they would have drawn the line at the idea of a cleanliness rating posted on the galley door though!
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Old 5th August 2018, 19:44
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I would be most annoyed to find this stuck outside my Galley Door.
Don't mess with the cooks or you will regret it!
Weekly inspections of Galleys, stores and messrooms by the captain kept the Catering department in line.
AS for flags of Convenience ships, I don't know!!!
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Had some excellent meals, as an agent, aboard some Liberian and Panamanian ships of 'the old school'.....I do remember a certain Glasgow based owner who protested when the daily meal allowance was raised to 3s 4d per man day, but the food was usually decent and the galley clean.

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Old 26th March 2019, 10:17
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I have seen some old flat iron colliers loading in Sunderland, that had the galley (coal stove) between midship and aft around 50s and 60s.
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