Certificate Course in Maritime Catering (Saloon Rating)

Certificate Course in Maritime Catering (Saloon Rating)

Course Description

On successful completion of this course, the candidates will be able to join as a cook/steward in the Catering Departmentin Indian and Foreign ships. With further sea service and experience, they would be promoted to the higher positions such as Chief Cook/ Chief Steward.

Catering and Housekeeping section on the ship has the sole responsibility to create a home away from home for the personnel to ensure optimum performance. On completion of Certificate Course in Maritime Catering, the trainee would be able to fulfil his/her part of this responsibility on board. Trainees must have the opportunity to practice Catering and Housekeeping tasks independently and develop such skills.

This course is aimed at training the prospective seafarer in culinary arts which would enable the trainee to serve onboard ships as an assistant to the Ship’s Cook, and Housekeeping and Food & Beverage Service.

The training program of this course is a 6 months Pre-Sea Training Program approved by the Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India. The training comprises a theoretical and practical study of Food Production, Food & Beverage Service, House-keeping and Maritime Familiarization which allows the successful trainees to join the merchant shipping in the Hospitality Department.

Certificate Course in Maritime Catering (Saloon Rating)

Pass with aggregate 40% marks in 10th Standard from a recognized Board with minimum 40% marks aggregate and with minimum 40% marks in English language.


Pass in 2-Year I.T.I. course from Govt. Approved Institute with minimum 50% aggregate marks in final year and minimum 40% marks in English at 10th or Diploma Exam.

Age Limit:
17½ - 24½ years for candidates belonging to General Category
27 years for candidates holding Degree or Diploma
Passport Status:

It is MANDATORY to have a passport at the time of joining the course.

Medical Status:

Medical and Eye-Sight requirements shall be as per the existing standards of DG Shipping. 6/6 Vision with no colour blindness. No speech impairment (disorder).

Every trainee will have to undergo and produce a MANDATORY Medical Fitness certificate issued by DG Shipping approved Doctor.


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