The 1090 is also known as the Food Preparation Worksheet (NAVSUP FORM 1090). The Mess Management Specialist 1&C Rate Training Manual offers this explanation of the worksheet:
The first requisite to good cooking is an accurate knowledge of the items to be prepared. MS personnel have specific instructions on which foods to prepare, the recipe card number, the number of portions to prepare, time to start preparations, special instructions from the leading MS, and serving instructions. These instructions are furnished on the Food-Preparation Worksheet, NAVSUP Form 1090.Now you know ...
ATLANTIC OCEAN (Oct. 6, 2010) -- Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Melody White, assigned to the supply department's S-2 division, fills out a food supply form in the S-2 office aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). George H.W. Bush is conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Tony Curtis.