BLOG: The Job of Keeping Offshore Workers Well-Fed Never Ends

BLOG: The Job of Keeping Offshore Workers Well-Fed Never Ends
Find out what goes into keeping an offshore facility's galley operating 24/7.

The critical nature of this type of travel literally spans the globe and requires surgical precision in planning and implementation. One delay or mishap can have quite a domino effect.

Rigzone: If the chef doesn’t make a rotation, what sort of contingency plan goes into effect on the offshore facility?

Pasdeloup: Rules may differ per platform, but in many cases if a chef doesn’t make the rotation the current chef has to remain until a replacement comes on board. In the event a rig would not be able to operate due to hygiene or other safety-related issues, or a missing key crew member, the oil production may be compromised. Oil rigs may produce between 30,000 to 300,000 barrels a day, which equates to several million dollars at the current price of oil.

We have to be able to respond to any delays and to redeploy personnel. That happens day in and day out. Whether it’s a rig or a vessel, even the most minor delays will have an impact on the bottom line. If the delay causes you to actually stop production, the sums can become enormous.

Our role in the logistics chain is to ensure a smooth rotation, whatever the conditions. We provide a 24/7 service, which is not an after-hours line but is fully operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to enable us to service clients and any unexpected changes at any time.


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jumbo jones  |  October 12, 2018
I work nightshift in northsea and food is of a usual dogshit standard . Higher food budgets in jails stop the prisoners rioting . any offshore told to man up and eat what slop you are served ....Downhill all the way .
Stuart MacBride  |  August 23, 2018
Sadly few people have woken up to the fact that the offshore caterer performs the most complex form of engineering in the offshore industry. He works with hot, cold and chilled surfaces and products and blends them together and maintains temperature control throughout. Equivalent engineers have to complete permit systems that if applied to the work of a caterer would result in starvation for those living offshore. Please give the hard working caterers the credit they are due and when you enjoy your meal please smile and say thank you.
Lars B. Jensen  |  August 18, 2018
2 tings ses the standard. Low budget crew often produce low quality food. What is the budget per person for food /catering? Can you feed yourself for 4,5$ a/Day i you Are to follow Goverment nutrition recommendations? Some places in the offshore and shipping industry we Are takling available budgets from 4$ to 20$ per Day. For sure the difference is clear.
Arvis Morgan Smith  |  August 17, 2018
I have eaten a galley that sat 4 to seating 150. After 40 years I have seen the worse and the best. But you get what you pay for.