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Offshore Chef and Camp Boss Jobs


If you want to find work as an offshore chef or camp boss, running your own kitchen on an oil rig, you should have gained a good deal of cooking experience offshore before applying.  Typically, a person moves into this leadership role after working in a Cook capacity offshore for some time. The offshore chef or camp boss is responsible for running the rig-wide catering section department, including housekeeping, so it's a pretty big job.  You should be comfortable with menus, ordering, inventory, and managing people for this position.

The offshore chef or camp boss has the same responsibilities as a chef does in a land-based restaurant or hotel, managing the kitchen, supervising the crew, and making sure good food is put out, as well as growing your employees.  The size of your crew will vary from rig to rig, and could be as small as 3 or as large as 15. You will have Stewards, Cooks, Night Cooks, Bakers and Galleyhands reporting to you, as well as the Housekeepers and Utility hands.

Great cooking goes a long way on an offshore rig, and the men and women you server will love you.  Nothing beats a hot plate of killer food for those hard working crew members who are finishing up a 12 hour shift in rough weather.  You'll find much job satisfaction in seeing how much of a positive impact your food will have on others; if cooking is your passion, being an offshore chef will enable to share that passion with others in a way that is truly meaningful.


Offshore chefs and camp bosses typically earn from 60k to 80k a year depending on which catering contractor they work for. Some rigs bypass the caterers and hire chefs directly.  

Getting a Chef \ Camp Boss Job Offshore

Most of the mid to large companies have online applications.  You can do this one at a time, or utilize the services of a company such as Rigworker, which will forward your resume to around 1200 energy and drilling companies, after ensuring that your resume meets the format that these companies typically prefer. 

If the prospect of getting hired on as an offshore Chef or Camp Boss is something that appeals to you, you can learn how and where to apply at for offshore chef and camp boss jobs.

If you are in the U.S., the fastest method of getting hired is usually applying in person at the catering contractors in Houston, TX and Lafayette, LO. 



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