Fort Bragg team tops army culinary arts competition.The 34th Army Culinary Arts Competition was held 2 to 13 March at the Quartermaster Center and School The Quartermaster Center and School (QMCS) is a subordinate command of the United States Army's Combined Arms Support Command and is located at Fort Lee, Virginia. Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
Description at Fort Lee, Virginia. The Army and one Coast Guard team sent 184 participants to the culinary competition.
Navy Culinary Specialist First Class Michael Edwards was honored as the Armed Forces Chef of the Year. The team from Fort Bragg, North Carolina
Fort Bragg is a major United States Army installation, in Cumberland and Hoke Counties, North Carolina, U.S. , took home the post's ninth Installation of the Year award and captured seven categories, including the Nutritional Hot Food Challenge, first place in the Baron H. Galand Culinary Knowledge Bowl, and second place in the field cooking competition. Within the Fort Bragg Fort Bragg, U.S. army base, 11,136 acres (4,507 hectares), E N.C., N of Fayetteville; est. 1918. Originally an artillery post, it is now the principal U.S. army airborne-training center and the site of the Special Warfare School. team, individual awards went to--
* Specialist Javier Muniz, Armed Forces Junior Chef of the Year.
* Sergeant Orlando Serna, best in show, patisserie/confectionery.
* Sergeant Orlando Serna, most artistic exhibit in show.
* Sergeant Orlando Serna, best in class, contemporary pastry.
The Fort Riley Fort Riley, U.S. military post, 5,760 acres (2,331 hectares), NE Kans., on the Kansas River; est. 1852 to protect travelers on the Santa Fe Trail from attack by Native Americans. , Kansas, team took second place for Installation of the Year and third place in the Culinary Knowledge Bowl. Fort Riley's Chief Warrant Officer (W-4) Travis Smith took home best exhibit in show, cold platter, and the best in class, contemporary cooking.
The Hawaii team received third place for Installation of the Year, took first place in the field cooking competition and second place in the Culinary Knowledge Bowl, and was awarded the best team buffet table. Specialist Christopher Bohn, Specialist Ashley Shei, Specialist Christopher Bates, and Private First Class Fernando Martinez won first place in the Student Team Skills Competition. Individual awards within the Hawaii team went to Sergeant First Class Clinton Francis for best exhibit in show, cold appetizers, and Sergeant Shawn Dubois for best exhibit in show, showpiece show·piece
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The Coast Guard team took third place in the field cooking competition.
Other individual winners include--
* Staff Sergeant Jose Hernadez, Puerto Rico, for the best ice carving in show.
* Sergeant Michelle Carville, Fort Myer, Virginia, for the best in class, contemporary cooking.
* Sergeant First Class Amir Ahmad, Independent, Army Senior Enlisted Aide of the Year.
* Sergeant Michelle Carville, Fort Myer, Virginia, Army Junior Enlisted Aide of the Year.