Cook (Tabahit) – womenadmin
The position of a cook exists at many TZAHAL bases as it is necessary to provide 3 daily meals to all the soldiers and officers. “Tabahit” is usually attached to a chief (a professional under contract: “ish-keva”) who makes up a menu and is in charge of the overall cooking process. Cooks’ duties are: cutting salads, boiling, frying, stewing and even baking. In addition, cooks take care of the kitchen equipment, food reserves and order in the kitchen.
→The course is 2 weeks long.
→There is an opportunity to get promoted to the position of a «shift captain», as well as contract service extension («kewa») and to follow a special course of a chief (meeting the needs of the army).
→The army service in the position of a cook assistant counts for the required work experience when entering chief courses in civilian life.
Placement at different bases all over the country; conditions to have home leave – a week at the base – a week at home.
Placement according to the preliminary tests results (Yom aMea) or by the sorting officer (Katzin Miyun)
Priority is given to soldiers with economic difficulties or family problems
→ At some bases (for example, Air Force) there is a rare job of a «baker’s assistant». Soldiers at this «tafkid» specialize in cooking various desserts and pastry 🙂