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What it's like to be a chef onboard an aircraft carrier

Business Insider UK was allowed aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth, the Royal Navy’s most powerful warship.

We were given a tour around one of the galleys (kitchen) of the ship, where head chef – Petty Officer Dean Allen explained to us the operations of the kitchen. 

He said: ” The specialist thing about this galley compared to a normal kitchen in the civilian world is that obviously this moves a lot. So everything has to be secured for sea, everything needs to be locked away if it’s not being used.

When we’re fully embarked with aircraft we’re gonna be feeding almost 2,000, so that in itself is gonna be a big challenge at sea, day in, day out, 2,000 mouths to feed.”

The team had also made lunch for Queen Elizabeth II, who recently visited to officially commision the ship into the Royal Navy. 

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