Auxiliary Food Services Program
What is the AuxFS Program?
The AuxFS (Auxiliary Food Services) Program is a national Coast Guard Auxiliary program designed to provide trained Auxiliarists to fill-in at stations, cutters, or bases to relieve FSs. The program allows FSs to attend training, take leave, etc. without the station being short handed. The AuxFS members can also assist with VIP events, change of commands and other events such as picnics. AuxFS members can be available for a variety of time frames from one meal to several days. The AuxFS members do not shop for or supply food, they prepare the food the stations provide, and assist in serving and cleanup. AuxFS members are not authorized to handle cash. AuxFS members do supply that home cooked touch during the holidays and at special events.
The AuxFS national program is a division within the Coast Guard Auxiliary national Human Resources Directorate headed by Division Chief Russ Venti and branch chiefs spanning across the United States. Each Auxiliary district will have an AuxFS Chair appointed by the District Commodore who will work closely with the units in that District.
The certified AuxFS member completes 18-22 hours of basic food services training. The training based on the FS3 Striker course, emphasizes safety and sanitation, working in a galley and basic food preparation. The Coast Guard Food Services Directorate has approved the AuxFS Training Program. A certified and experienced AuxFS is the instructor for the training, often assisted by a unit Food Service Specialist.
AuxFS Duty Calendars (Vacancies for AuxFS members to Fill)
accessible by AuxFS qualified members, ASC, and District Leadership members
District Staff Officer of Food Services