Staff Sgt. Joseph Parker (left to right), Spc. Jeffrey Vaughan and Sgt. Trent Skinner work on the sculptures for the 2010 U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team display at the Culinary World Cup competition in Luxemburg, Nov. 20-25. Parker and Vaughan are team apprentices and Skinner is the sculptor for USACAT.

LUXEMBURG, Germany (Nov. 25, 2010) -- The U.S. Army Culinary Arts Team (USACAT) finished the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg Nov. 25 with a bronze medal for the hot dinner the team served the night before.

The competition consisted of a cold food table display featuring seven, three-course meals and the preparation of a hot, three-course meal for 100 people on a field kitchen. Last Saturday, the team won gold for its cold food table.

This year, USACAT competed against nine military teams from other countries. The Culinary World Cup went to the Swedish Military Team this year, with the military teams from Switzerland and Germany coming in second and third respectively.

"It's been a humbling experience and an honor to work and support this great team that has worked tremendously hard for nearly two months. The medals that they earned are well-deserved, " said Chief Warrant Officer 4 Russell Campbell, the USACAT team manager.

During the competition, Sgt. Trent Skinner, a U.S. Army Reserve Soldier and the team's sculptor, won a gold medal, five silver medals and one bronze medal for his sculptures that accompanied the meals on the USACAT's cold food table.

The Culinary World Cup is held every four years in Luxembourg. In October of 2012, the USACAT will participate in the World Culinary Olympics to be held in Erfurt, Germany.

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