He spent 15 years at sea cooking on U.S. Coast Guard cutters.
Now, he teaches future Coast Guard cooks.
The students have to learn how to prepare meals and feed the crew in the roughest of seas.
But cooking isn't the only skill students in the galley class pick up at an Austria, Ore., training center.
McKnight tells a local paper they also have to learn how to make the best of the sloppiest situations.