Incident Catering Services uses the NIMS categories of five types (I-V) of standardized packages and can feed up to 100,000 people if necessary.

  • Type I Supports up to 1,000 personnel
  • Type II Supports up to 750 personnel
  • Type III Supports up to 500 personnel
  • Type IV Supports up to 250 personnel
  • Type V Supports up to 100 personnel (static or mobile)

There are times when the Federal, State and Local Government or corporations need a “One-Button” solution for all their disaster needs. Incident Catering Services can provide base camps with all the necessary resources including: billeting, kitchens, food, dining facilities, showers, laundry facilities, restrooms, generators, air conditioning and even a recreation facility. We have the largest fleet of its type in the nation.

Beginning in 2005, we responded to the Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts with several units. ICS provided over one million meals at four separate base camps in Louisiana, easily serving more than 2,000 people during numerous single meal periods. We provided two kitchens at the Jackson Support Base located at Jackson Square in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, working under the US Forest Service.

We stationed additional kitchens at Belle Chasse and Port Sulfur, working directly with FEMA. ICS also partnered with a master contractor, which was itself contracted with FEMA to operate at a camp located at McNeese University in Lake Charles. Additionally we provided equipment to a third company which held a private contract in New Orleans and also provided personnel and supplies to the medical unit at the New Orleans Convention Center under FEMA.

The Jackson Square base camp alone served over half of a million meals during its’ duration and ICS has served over 10,000 meals in a single day at one site on numerous occasions.

ICS staff has the attitude that we’re all in this together and are willing to do anything they could to make this operation a success all the way around.  The skills displayed here and the smooth operation on this incident was outstanding.

Robert C. Elliott - FDUL
Hurricane Katrina Jackson Support Base

Very cooperative, professional, and very good working relationship with all Government team leaders including the Food Unit Leader.  Contractor always went the extra mile to help the needs the ICP whenever asked and needed, and a sincere thanks to the Contractor for all the help and working with us as a team to support the Tornado efforts.

Don Zyzniewski - FDUL
Greensburg Tornado Disaster Support

High menu quality, personable, professional and responsive staff, with a partnership ethic.  The unit functions together in a high efficient and organized manner, maintaining customer service and morale over time.

Sharon Taube – FDUL
Little Bear Fire

It is a pleasure to work with a kitchen that provides excellent service, excellent food and takes pride in all they do.

Maxine Kline – FDUL
Cache Creek Fire

Everyone on this kitchen pod has been incredible to work with.  Due to low numbers, the staff switched around their duties and never missed a step.  They were professional, enthusiastic, helpful, fun and truly a pleasure every day to work with.  Because of the staff the kitchen/food was the best!

Amy Romans – FDUL
Whiskey Complex Fires

ICS has provided this incident with some top quality meals Team 3 has had all season.  Night after night I get compliments from the team and from crews what have enjoyed your meals. Great job! Your staff are always very friendly and willing to go the extra mile to serve the Fire Fighters.  No matter how cold it got or how long they have worked, they are still smiling.

Adam Tat – FDUL
Happy Camp Complex

On behalf of the firefighters and the team on the Fischer Fire, we want to thank you and the others for the exceptional food that you provided at our camp. We can still taste the delicious Wednesday night prime rib!

Gary Berndt and Dave LaFave, Incident Commanders
Fischer Fire - Leavenworth, WA

I asked the crews all the time how they felt about the meals being served. I never got one negative comment regarding the food during this incident.

Phil C. Moller - Food Unit Leader
Fischer Fire - Leavenworth, WA

The clean, well lit, and well thought-out floor plan of the kitchen made our preparation efficient and helped to provide our players with the high level of meal quality and variety that they expect.

Peter Tobin - Chef
Seattle Seahawks

The complete staff was outstanding to work with. They went way out of their way to keep us, as well as many other government agencies happy.

Bruce Ungari - Food Unit Leader
Hurricane Katrina Jackson Support Base - New Orleans, LA