Food Service Alternatives for Meals Away from the Dining Facility
ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA
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This report recommends food service alternatives for feeding Air force personnel meals away from the dining facility. The studies focused primarily on the food service requirements of missile maintenance and aircraft maintenance groups as well as security police. The personnel groups duty characteristics and current means of obtaining food service were used to determine alternative means of obtaining meals while on duty. Factors affecting the suitability of alternate food services for personnel groups are group size and group mobility. Two food service concepts are recommended for the personnel groups surveyed. One concept recommends the establishment of a fixed facility at the duty location of the personnel group it is servicing. Two specific food service operations, the satellite dining facility and modular unit are recommended and detailed in the report as meeting the requirements of his concepts. The second concept recommends the establishment of a facility to satisfy the food service needs of multitype groups. A central deli operation is specifically recommended to fulfill the second concept. Each of the food service operations is detailed in terms of menus, concept of operation, facility layout and food service equipment.
- Food, Food Service and Nutrition