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ID
9-508-1271
Name
Mobile Kitchen Unit
Status
Published
Version
1.0
Updated
10/19/2021 8:25:58 AM
Original Release
10/19/2021
Last Major Release
10/19/2021
Description
The Mobile Kitchen Unit deploys as an operational feeding unit on wheels, designed for meal preparation and direct food service, with accompanying personnel who can pack up and move the kitchen to another location, as necessary.
Resource Category
Mass Care Services
Primary Core Capability
Mass Care Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Unit
Overall Function
The Mobile Kitchen Unit: 1. Provides mobile food production and distribution directly to survivors and responders. 2. Provides services based on a predetermined standard meal.
Composition and Ordering Specifications
1. Discuss logistics for deploying this unit, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation and meals, prior to deployment. 2. Requestor orders the kitchen unit type (1, 2, 3 or 4) based on the number of meals necessary per day. 3. Requestor and provider discuss orders for consumable items such as food, water, ice, picnic packs, insulated food containers and food safety supplies. 4. Requestor coordinates access to fuel (gasoline, diesel, propane) and supporting services (freshwater replenishment, wastewater removal). 5. Requestor ensures compliance with food safety, sanitation, solid waste and other public health requirements and standards. 6. Unit vehicle comes equipped with all appropriate cooking support equipment, cookware and service ware.
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Components
Component Notes  
Minimum Personnel Per UnitPersonnel are trained in safe food handling practices.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 2 – Worker
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1 – Worker
Type 3Same as Type 4
Type 41 – Driver 1 – Worker
DAILY MEAL OUTPUT PER UNIT1. "Daily meal output" involves two serving sessions per unit 2. Food service capabilities are based on the number of meals served, using the following serving sizes: eight-ounce six, 6-ounce vegetable and six-ounce fruit, or equivalent. Operational requirements guide actual serving sizes provided during an incident or event
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1More than 2,500 meals
Type 2Up to 2,500 meals
Type 3Up to 1,500 meals
Type 4Up to 750 meals
FOOD SERVICE SUPPLIES PER UNITNone
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. 1,000 cups/bottles of water 2. 500 picnic packs 3. 500 three-compartment clamshells
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: 1. 2,000 cups/bottles of water 2. 1,000 picnic packs 3. 1,000 three-compartment clamshells
Type 3Same as Type 4, PLUS: 1. 1,500 cups/bottles of water 2. 750 picnic packs 3. 750 three-compartment clamshells
Type 41. 1,500 cups/bottles of water 2. 750 picnic packs 3. 750 three-compartment clamshells 4. Napkins 5. Bags
FOOD SAFETY SUPPLIES PER UNITSupplies include food-grade, single-use gloves (12 pairs per worker per day), disposable hairnet (one to two per worker per day), beard covers and disposable apron (12 per worker per day).
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. 1 box of disposable gloves 2. 1 box of hairnets 3. 1 box of beard covers
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Same as Type 4
Type 41. 1 box of disposable gloves 2. 1 box of hairnets 3. 1 box of beard covers 4. Disposable aprons
HANDWASHING SUPPLIES PER UNITApproved handwashing supplies should adhere to the Authority Having Jurisdiction's (AHJ) handwashing regulations and guidelines.
Component Types
Type Attribute
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Same as Type 4
Type 41. Potable hot water 2. Dedicated handwashing sink 3. Soap 4. Disposable hand towels 5. Hand sanitizer
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, October 2019