Friday, September 4, 2009

Team Navy wins first-ever Military Chef Grill-Off Challenge

Team Navy took first place in the inaugural Coca-Cola Military Chef Ultimate Summer Grill-Off Challenge, hosted by Coca-Cola North America, and The Culinary Institute of America. The event, which took place Aug. 30 at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., called on top military chefs from four service branches to compete in a grilling competition and incorporate Coca-Cola products into their recipes.

(second from left to right) The Navy Team celebrates a victory: CS2 Paul Brown, CSCM Eddie Galit, CS1 Michael Hanford, CS1 Lynval Weise, CS1 Michael Edwards, CS1 Christy Gay and consumer winner Maryann Post.

Team Navy was led by Petty Officer First Class Michael Edwards, who currently is the associate chef for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Other Navy team members included Master Cheif Petty Officer Eddie Galit, Petty Officers First Class Christy Gay, Michael Hanford and Lynval Weise, Petty Officer Second Class Paul Brown and military consumer winner Maryann Post. The winners received a Coca-Cola Summer Grilling Championship belt and a week of ProChef classes and certification by the CIA.

August 2009 CET digital edition online

The digital edition of the August 2009 issue of Chef Educator Today (CET) is now online through the CET Web site. This digital edition features all the same great content as the print edition, plus it includes online-exclusive articles on educational culinary tours and teaching math skills.

To access the August digital edition, click the icon below.