The Royal Logistic Corps

167 Catering Support Regiment RLC


167 Catering Support Regiment RLC is a unique regiment of nationally recruited Army Reserve Chefs. With its headquarters in Grantham, its primary role is to provide catering support to the British Army, anywhere and in any environment.

How we are organised

167 Regiment is unique in that is a nationally recruited Army Reserve unit.

This means we have soldiers and officers located all over the UK.

The Regiment has a strength of 370, with three Squadrons and a headquarters (HQ).

The Regimental HQ and our centre of excellence is based in Grantham.

Our personnel deploy world-wide with the British Army and with the Royal Navy on the aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.

Our Army Reserve Chefs have the opportunity to fast-track into the Regular Army.

167RLC is proud to be a diverse and inclusive family regiment.

What we do

Our mission statement

To provide trained Reserve Chefs able to fully integrate into any Army Formation in order to deliver first class catering support to deployed forces​.

We have chefs deployed worldwide. Locations include: Cyprus, Germany, USA, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Sierra Leone, Oman, Mail.

We also have Chefs serving with the Royal Navy.

Our chefs are skilled in: Improvised field catering, mass catering, VIP functions and competition catering.

We conduct an overseas training camp as a regiment, every two years. It involves military training, adventurous training and catering development training.

How we do it

We achieve all we achieve through training and experience.

Training is delivered by the Army School of Reserve Catering. The courses run are:

Chef Class 3, Chef Class 2, Chef Class 1, Production Supervisor, Unit Catering Manager.

We also offer higher culinary skills development. This includes: Bread & Pastry, Fish, Chocolate, Cake Decoration, Game.

Our personnel also benefit from leadership and development training to maximise their potential. This begins with basic training and following this: Promotion courses and specialist management courses.

167 Regiment soldiers can also gain specialist logistic qualifications. All qualifications are mapped to civilian equivalents

Our offer

While 167 Regiment RLC is a unique unit in the British Army we are soldiers first. With a minimum Reserve commitment of 19 days a year, there is flexibility to increase this to 199 days a year in some cases.

Watch the video to learn more about life as a Reserve Army Chef.



LCpl Ryan Adams joined HMS Dragon, a type 45 destroyer taking part in Ex SAIF SAREEA in Oman. “My main role is ‘Chef’, catering for over 250 crew which on this occasion included planning and producing a cocktail party menu for 48 VIPs. The main highlights which stick out for me are having the chance to visit Oman, Dubai, Beirut, Ukraine and Kuwait." LCpl John Edwards was employed at Naval Command before joining HMS Queen Elizabeth, a QE class aircraft carrier. He helps cater for over 500 crew in-port and 1500 at sea over the ship’s five galleys. “The main highlight for me is that I am developing such a diverse range of catering and non-catering skills and have been selected as part of Family’s Day committee."



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