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Galley of Fame February 2020

Date: 28 February 2020


We are pleased to announce this month’s exciting roster of galleys who performed outstanding during their galley audits.

Our Superintendents have spent the month visiting many vessels and first-hand seen the hard work and care that goes into keeping a vessel crew going. They have been amazed and have returned with many good experiences and stories from the audits.

We would like to showcase the following vessels and thank them for their warm welcome and kind hospitality.

 

Al Zubara

Our Superintendent Jerry Steele visited Al Zubara in Southampton on 24.01.2020 to conduct a vessel audit and on-board training for the Chief Cook.

 
Captain Abdul Haq quoted:
Myself and the crew of the Al Zubara are very happy with the high quality of the meals that our Chief Cook Joseph Sado and his team provides to the crew every day. Nothing is too much for this man.”

Superintendents comments:
The catering department onboard scored a well earned 97% overall,  with all areas clean and maintained to a very high standard.

 

Ionic Kizuna

Our Superintendent James Tan visited Ioninc Kizuna in Singapore on 06.02.2020 to conduct a vessel audit and on-board training for the Chief Cook.

 
Captain John L. Munar quoted:
For the past few months that I’ve worked with Chief Cook Grannie Rey B. Jamelo, I regard him as a very experience and dedicated Chief Cook with enthusiasm and preference for nutritious foods. His menus are healthful and balanced which is greatly beneficial to the crew. He complies with food safety preparations and hygiene to a high standard. The cleanliness he maintains around the galley and provision stores are of top quality. He also asserts friendliness and cheerful attitude onboard.”

Superintendents comments:
All areas are very clean and well organized by the Chief Cook. A well earned score of 97%. My compliments to the catering team onboard. Keep up the good job!

 

Ain Snan

Our Superintendent James Tan visited Ain Snan in Singapore on 05.02.2020 to conduct a vessel audit and on-board training for the Chief Cook.

 
Captain Waldemar M. Lewandowski quoted:
Chief Cook is enjoying in his job, I mean in the cooking of meal variety for people of different countries and cultures. Everybody from catering team know that health on the vessel depends on their job and keeping hygiene on the vessel. Serving tasty and a variety of meals makes a big influence on atmosphere on the vessel. I think that their individual consciousness of above facts help my team to do a good job for all my crew.”

Superintendents comments: 
Chief Cook and his team scored a well-deserved overall scored 99%, They keep the areas clean and organized and crew are happy with their performance.

 

SC Astrea

Our Superintendent Sander van Steenbergen visited SC Astrea in Amsterdam on 03.02.2020 to conduct a vessel audit and on-board training for the Chief Cook.

 
Captain Ernstsen quoted:
Mark Is a Good Chief Cook, he demonstrates good hygiene and performs well in the Galley. He is trained well by his good leadership attributes. He not only provides us with good food, but he gives us a safe Galley environment, he always makes sure the cleanliness and safety of the food is his top concern. His service and operations are outstanding, you can see he has a heart for his work. He is also very committed and you would know that this is his passion.”

Superintendents comments:
My compliments to the Chief cook for the good hospitality on board the SC Astrea. The vessel has a well-deserved score of 99% on the report.

 

Banak

Our Superintendent Jerry Steele visited Banak at London Gateway Container terminal on 05.02.2020 to conduct a vessel audit and on-board training for the Chief Cook.


Captain Gilbert Abamonga quoted:
“I have served with this Chief Cook Loren before and was very happy when he joined this vessel, he works very hard to produce a high standard of good nutritional food for our mixed crew. He is very experienced and this shows in the clean and organized catering areas. He is also training the messman to follow in his footsteps.

Superintendents comments:
Since joining the Banak back in November 2019 Chief Cook Loren Sasi has made a marked improvement in all areas of the vessels catering department. A very good and well deserved score of 96%.

 

Vladimir Rusanov

Our Superintendent Jerry Steele visited Vladimir Rusanov in Isle of Grain on 13.02.2020 to conduct a vessel audit and on-board training for the Chief Cook.

 
Captain Denis Bonetta quoted:
They are a very busy Galley team always trying to do their best when it comes to hygiene, food preparation and last but not least – food quality on our plates. I thank you for your visit. It was very beneficial and will further improve quality standards on board with regard to food preparation and stock control."


Superintendents Comments:
A very pleasant vessel to visit, all the catering staff work hard to give the crew a very good service throughout. A very well earned and deserved 96% score. Well done all! A very pleasant vessel to visit, all the catering staff work hard to give the crew a very good service throughout. A very well earned and deserved 96% score. Well done all!

 

Cape Leonidas

Our Superintendent James Tan visited Cape Leonidas in Singapore on 13.02.2020 to conduct a vessel audit and on-board training for the Chief Cook.


Captain J.R. Philip Genona quoted:
"Mr. Valondo loves cooking and he is happy when he sees the crew loving his dishes. We have to find more cooks like him."

Superintendents comments:
Vessel regularly visited by Garrets representative and it was good to see the improvement & hard work by Chief Cook and his team. The vessel has scored a well earned 97%. Well done to the catering team onboard.

 

Georgiy Ushakov

Our Lead Superintendent Dean Verhoeff visited Georgiy Ushakov in Zeebrugge on 08.02.2020 to conduct a vessel audit and on-board training for the Chief Cook.


Captain Pankaj Agarwal quoted:
The Captain and the galley team of LNG/C Georgiy Ushakov were glad to know that the Garrets recognized our work by giving 100% rating to the team. We are pleased with the result of our hard work, we will strive to continue what we have started in accordance with the company regulatory standards. Our goal is to provide nutritious & healthy meal for the crew as per company requires, Garrets have helped us to systematically monitor our stocks and inventory to work within the limits.”

Superintendents comments:
Great to see all action points from previous visit are now in place and good to see the benefit of our visits, A well deserved 100% score.

 

What is the purpose of appearing in the Galley of Fame?
Our Superintendents visit many vessels every month, each month they select just one vessel to appear in Garrets’ monthly newsletter as “Visited Vessel of the Month” scoring 100% in their audit report. However, at Garrets we would like to show the industry all the high scoring “Best Practice” vessels in our care and recognise the hard work of galley crews.

How do you appear in the Galley of Fame?
To feature in the “Galley of Fame” vessels must receive an overall percentage score of between 95% to 100% on the Superintendent’s galley and stores audit report and have permission of the Master and Vessel Managers to appear on Garrets’ website and social media posts.

How to achieve 95% or above?
Each vessel should aim to score above 94% on each of the following audit areas:

  • Galley Cleanliness , Equipment Care & Food Safety Standards
  • Freezers & Refrigerators
  • Ambient & Dry Store Rooms
  • Evaluation of Chief Cooks Competence (Practical & Theory)
  • Evaluation of Stock Level/Stock Control System
  • Evaluation of Menu & Crew Nutritional Goals
  • Technical Stores Management including Accommodation (Specific fleets)

Are you our next Galley of Fame Vessel?



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