An In-Port Feeding System for Shipboard Personnel. Volume 2. A Cost Benefit Analysis of the Use of Convenience Foods in a Military Foodservice Operation.
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SAN DIEGO STATE UNIV CA
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A costbenefit analysis was conducted to investigate the existing conventional in port foodservice operations for the Landing Ship Dock USS Alamo LSD-33 and Aircraft Carrier USS Kitty Hawk CV-63 and one that incorporates a large percentage of convenience foods. This was undertaken to determine to what extent the use of convenience foods would have on reducing shipboard foodservice labor requirements while in-port. A 21-day A-ration menu cycle was designed for optimum use of convenience foods. The menu was used to compare direct food and labor costs for the convenience food system versus the current conventional system. Daily food costs for the convenience food systems averaged 3.14 versus 3.03 for the conventional system. Direct labor costs analysis based on monthly computation showed a labor cost reduction with the use of convenience food of 33.6 percent and 56.5 percent for the USS Alamo and USS Kitty Hawk, respectively. This Report is volume 2 of a four-volume series. The other titles are volume 1, An In-Port Feeding System for Shipboard Personnel volume 3, A personnel, Equipment and Facility Evaluation of the Enlisted Dining Facilities at NAS North Island and NAVSTA San Diego and volume 4, Recommended Quality Control Requirements for a Central Military Food Service System.
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition