Fernando Castro Jr served on active duty with the United States Navy for 30 years. He retired from active service in 2004 with the rank of Master Chief. His sea service included tours on board 6 warships where he performed the duties of Cook, Food Service Records Keeper, and Provisions Storeroom Storekeeper. He was assigned Leading Culinary Specialist on 3 ships responsible for overall administration, management, and operations of the food service division. Fer is a Certified Food Executive who completed 2 tours as an Instructor at the Navy’s Culinary School, San Diego, where he served as Course Curriculum Developer and School Director. In addition, he served as Senior Instructor of the Navy Food Management Team San Diego for 4 years. Since retirement, Fer has worked with Zartic Foods, Inc., as Military Sales Specialist, and most recently Pierre Foods, as Military Sales Manager. Fer currently resides in Chula Vista, California.
- Certified Food Executive
- Senior Instructor at Navy Food Management Team
- 40+ years of experience