24 Hours as a Navy Ship Line Cook - A Frank Experience

  • Published: 02 July 2019
  • Welcome to A Frank Experience, where Frank Pinello of 'The Pizza Show' explores large-scale dining experiences and delves into what exactly it takes to feed a ton of people.

    In this episode, Frank celebrates Fleet Week with the Navy on the USS New York. Frank takes a chopper to the ship to see where they keep the thousands of pounds of food needed to feed the sailors and to do his best grilling catfish, slicing prime rib, manning the egg station, and cooking burgers. By the time the ship passes the Statue of Liberty and Freedom Tower on the way back to New York City, Frank has a new level of perspective.

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Comments • 3 434

  • miguel antonio
    miguel antonio  1 hours back

    Being on the ship sucks. But if it's that or patrolling some Iraqi town. Sign me up for the sea.

    • Jeffrey Twoey
      Jeffrey Twoey  1 hours back

      I did my Air Force time.. Nobody seemed very happy. 🤷‍♂️

      • Kevin G
        Kevin G  7 hours back

        God Bless America 🇺🇸

        • sam z
          sam z  10 hours back

          why do i feel like the coffee on navy ships are weak and disgusting af? 😂 pls prove me wrong, navy vets.

          • Thomas Kerr
            Thomas Kerr  20 hours back

            Corrupt country

            • Lorraine Eli
              Lorraine Eli  24 hours back

              I watched the cooks of the US Arlington yooo they is a lit crew so it's cool to see another ship's cooking crew

              • Sidney Mathious
                Sidney Mathious  1 days back

                Those chefs on the aircraft carrier work hard to feed the personnel of that ship and all of them deserve the best the nation can afford since they are serving a grateful nation.

                • Matt s
                  Matt s  1 days back

                  Frank's such a great host. So versatile and a generally great guy.

                  • psychocuda
                    psychocuda  1 days back

                    Why are they playing "Hail to the Chief" when it should be "Anchors Aweigh?"

                    • Dankenstein Corsentino

                      I wanna kick it with Frank and do Bong hitz!Saludos desde Sur de California!

                      • Timothy O'Neill
                        Timothy O'Neill  3 days back

                        "cause I'm better low-key" lmao

                        • tO eZ
                          tO eZ  3 days back

                          I keep clicking this video but never watch it done

                          • Hey Y'all
                            Hey Y'all  4 days back

                            The NFL players eat better at their training camp.

                            • Fredy Padamada
                              Fredy Padamada  4 days back

                              Wait so there’s no unicorn cereal 😥

                              • Crispen Drye
                                Crispen Drye  4 days back

                                they get to decide how they want their eggs ?
                                i dont even get that at most hotels.

                                • Saad Saleem
                                  Saad Saleem  4 days back

                                  Crazy how they can incorporate cheese burgers in their diets

                                  • Mw3raf143
                                    Mw3raf143  4 days back

                                    Yo the scramble eggs looks hard to maintain

                                    • House of Malice
                                      House of Malice  5 days back

                                      Where's steven seagal and the chick with the huge tits?

                                      • Nirav Rai
                                        Nirav Rai  5 days back

                                        Low-key looks like @tom hardy

                                        • Will Baron 1916
                                          Will Baron 1916  5 days back

                                          My uncle was on a nuclear submarine in the 80’s so a submarine mess hall is way smaller than a mess hall in a destroyer.

                                          • eoin crosse
                                            eoin crosse  6 days back

                                            damn they never stop that takes dedication

                                            • qazxuio88
                                              qazxuio88  6 days back

                                              After 32 years! God bless your service and your eye are red with tiredness. I have served over 15 years myself, but this is honestly this is very motivating.

                                              • billsfan7883
                                                billsfan7883  6 days back

                                                As a former infantryman, I used to HATE getting KP duty! Ugh... that was the pits! Much love to all the cooks who kept us fed! Respect to this guy for shining a light on a day in the life!

                                                • 02stampede
                                                  02stampede  6 days back

                                                  Cooks on ship put in a lot of hours and hard work. It's appreciated when you don't have a whole lot to look forward to being so confined for 6 months. Always make friends with the cooks. lol

                                                  • Aguafria
                                                    Aguafria  1 weeks back

                                                    What unhealthy food man. I look at that crap and then realise why Americans are so sick. Fix yourself

                                                    • luckyson13
                                                      luckyson13  1 weeks back

                                                      Stew burners we called cooks on my ship

                                                      • Hammer Time
                                                        Hammer Time  1 weeks back

                                                        Oh how I don't miss hearing revelry at 0600. The troops that just went to bed about 2 hrs prior must really go crazy. And those racks...not fun for a full grown man at 6'2 and 250 lbs. Regardless, this is a whole lot better than eating MRE's in a desert somewhere.

                                                        • Shammus Hussain
                                                          Shammus Hussain  1 weeks back

                                                          No wonder most Americans are unhealthy/overweight. Even their army's and navy eat like shit.

                                                          • George Leggott
                                                            George Leggott  1 weeks back

                                                            Kinda funny that the government destroyed those two buildings and then recycled the materials into a military ship

                                                            • ap f
                                                              ap f  1 weeks back

                                                              This dude is a wienie. But the video was aight.

                                                              • Grace Rydberg
                                                                Grace Rydberg  1 weeks back

                                                                they looked sooo annoyed with him

                                                                • elenthora
                                                                  elenthora  1 weeks back

                                                                  I love the sight of the entire crew standing on the deck as they sail into port!

                                                                  • Gabby C
                                                                    Gabby C  1 weeks back


                                                                    • noneya bizness
                                                                      noneya bizness  2 weeks back


                                                                      • Ms. Tia Daniel
                                                                        Ms. Tia Daniel  2 weeks back

                                                                        I could tell Frank was not feeling those "Italian baked beans" 😅

                                                                        • 2 2
                                                                          2 2  1 weeks back

                                                                          Ms. Tia Daniel church

                                                                      • Martin Huang
                                                                        Martin Huang  2 weeks back

                                                                        I've had very similar experiences when I worked at college cafeteria. I worked on grill with another 2 guys and we took orders and cooked and handed out the food directly to the students. The entire size of our kitchen was probably bigger than what they have.

                                                                        • Christopher Johnson
                                                                          Christopher Johnson  2 weeks back

                                                                          Frank wouldn't last 1 minute in boot camp.

                                                                          • Truth In Ya Ear
                                                                            Truth In Ya Ear  2 weeks back

                                                                            so you guys know, food in the military is for caloric and nutritional value, taste/texture is not considered in the meals

                                                                            • Dirty Harry
                                                                              Dirty Harry  2 weeks back

                                                                              Need to feed the troops for all that world policing that's going on right about now. Serving your country by serving corporate masters? US army guys don't look like bad people but you need to wake the fuck up! You are building a prison for us all don't you understand that you bloody fools?!

                                                                              • NPC #40249
                                                                                NPC #40249  2 weeks back

                                                                                Damn the navy bois really eat good

                                                                                • Assmosis
                                                                                  Assmosis  2 weeks back

                                                                                  It’s pretty fuckin sad that professional sports teams have chefs that feed them better than the American government feeds the people fighting their wars.

                                                                                  • Abusfullofkids
                                                                                    Abusfullofkids  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Thank you all for your service

                                                                                    • Nelson Cruz
                                                                                      Nelson Cruz  2 weeks back

                                                                                      imagine how busy a Gerald R Ford class Aircraft Carrie’s kitchen must be like

                                                                                      • Vvs1 LooseStones
                                                                                        Vvs1 LooseStones  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Filipino's run the Navy's supply on ships.

                                                                                        • Ragnar Malcolm
                                                                                          Ragnar Malcolm  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Ship is out at sea.. but zebra is not set. Tf is this?

                                                                                          • Max B-M
                                                                                            Max B-M  2 weeks back

                                                                                            in the canadian army in the field i was always helping the cooks doing service its the only positive experience i had has a supply tech

                                                                                            • Nate one
                                                                                              Nate one  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Far beats the marine boats food they showed

                                                                                              • Hasoni Mustafa
                                                                                                Hasoni Mustafa  2 weeks back

                                                                                                The food looks better than schools food