• A dish and Mardis Gras theme centerpiece prepared by the Fort Polk Culinary Team sits to be judged for a food display competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary categories during the 37th Annual Military Culinary Competition. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daneille Hendrix)

    37th Annual Military Culinary Competition

    A dish and Mardis Gras theme centerpiece prepared by the Fort Polk Culinary Team sits to be judged for a food display competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary categories during...

  • Children cheer on their dad and friend during the competition. The The Joint Culinary Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Va., is host to the largest military wide culinary competition in North America. (US Army photo by Spc. Charles M. Willingham\released)

    37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition

    Children cheer on their dad and friend during the competition. The The Joint Culinary Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Va., is host to the largest military wide culinary competition in North America. (US Army photo by Spc. Charles M...

  • Team Fort Campbell preps, plates and serves their food during the UGR-A, Field Competition. The Joint Culinary Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Va., is host to the largest military wide culinary competition in North America. (US Army photo by Spc. Charles M. Willingham\released)

    37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition

    Team Fort Campbell preps, plates and serves their food during the UGR-A, Field Competition. The Joint Culinary Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Va., is host to the largest military wide culinary competition in North America. (US Army photo by Spc...

  • Civil Air Patrol Lt. Adam Eudy recieves the rank of Captain from Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, U.S. Army Quartermaster General and Commandant, Quartermaster School, at Fort Lee, Va., and his mother during the culinary competition. The Joint Culinary Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Va., is host to the largest military wide culinary competition in North America. (US Army photo by Spc. Charles M. Willingham\released)

    37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition

    Civil Air Patrol Lt. Adam Eudy recieves the rank of Captain from Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham, U.S. Army Quartermaster General and Commandant, Quartermaster School, at Fort Lee, Va., and his mother during the culinary competition. The Joint Culinary Center...

  • Judges discuss the cold display before entering a verdict for the section. The Joint Culinary Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Va., is host to the largest military wide culinary competition in North America. (US Army photo by Spc. Charles M. Willingham\released)

    37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition

    Judges discuss the cold display before entering a verdict for the section. The Joint Culinary Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Va., is host to the largest military wide culinary competition in North America. (US Army photo by Spc. Charles M...

  • U.S. Marine Master Sgt. Andrew Atkinson, White House chef, and Adam Eudy, special Chef guest, conduct a live demonstration in support of the 37th Annual Military Culinary Competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary categories during the 37th Annual Military Culinary Competition. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daneille Hendrix)

    37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition

    U.S. Marine Master Sgt. Andrew Atkinson, White House chef, and Adam Eudy, special Chef guest, conduct a live demonstration in support of the 37th Annual Military Culinary Competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the...

  • U.S. Army Spc. David Echevera with the Fort Bragg Culinary Team decorates dessert plates to serve to visiting guests for the Field Competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary categories during the 37th Annual Military Culinary Competition. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daneille Hendrix)

    37th Annual Military Culinary Competition

    U.S. Army Spc. David Echevera with the Fort Bragg Culinary Team decorates dessert plates to serve to visiting guests for the Field Competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary...

  • U.S. Soldiers with the Fort Drum and For Campbell Culinary Teams compete in the Student Team Skills Competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary categories during the 37th Annual Military Culinary Competition. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daneille Hendrix)

    37th Annual Military Culinary Competition

    U.S. Soldiers with the Fort Drum and For Campbell Culinary Teams compete in the Student Team Skills Competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary categories during the 37th Annual...

  • U.S. Army Spc. Madoka McCain with the Fort Bragg Culinary Team layers meat in a pan for the Field Competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary categories during the 37th Annual Military Culinary Competition. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daneille Hendrix)

    37th Annual Military Culinary Competition

    U.S. Army Spc. Madoka McCain with the Fort Bragg Culinary Team layers meat in a pan for the Field Competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary categories during the 37th Annual...

  • U.S. Army Master Sgt. Andre Rush, "Strongest Chef In the Army" saws into a block ice for the Ice Carving Competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary categories during the 37th Annual Military Culinary Competition. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daneille Hendrix)

    37th Annual Military Culinary Competition

    U.S. Army Master Sgt. Andre Rush, "Strongest Chef In the Army" saws into a block ice for the Ice Carving Competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary categories during the 37th Annual...

  • U.S. Army Pfc. Kara McKittrick with the Fort Drum Culinary Team prepares to clean her work area for the Student Team Skills Competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary categories during the 37th Annual Military Culinary Competition. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daneille Hendrix)

    37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition

    U.S. Army Pfc. Kara McKittrick with the Fort Drum Culinary Team prepares to clean her work area for the Student Team Skills Competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary categories...

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Scott Dugan with the Korea Culinary Team carves into a block of ice for the Live Ice Carving Competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary categories during the 37th Annual Military Culinary Competition. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daneille Hendrix)

    37th Annual Military Culinary Competition

    U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Scott Dugan with the Korea Culinary Team carves into a block of ice for the Live Ice Carving Competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary categories during the...

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Shawnese Conolly with the Fort Lee Culinary Team layers cake pieces for a food display competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary categories during the 37th Annual Military Culinary Competition. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daneille Hendrix)

    37th Annual Military Culinary Competition

    U.S. Army Sgt. Shawnese Conolly with the Fort Lee Culinary Team layers cake pieces for a food display competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary categories during the 37th Annual...

  • A dish prepared by the Fort Sill Culinary Team sits to be judged for a food display competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary categories during the 37th Annual Military Culinary Competition. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Daneille Hendrix)

    37th Annual Military Culinary Competition

    A dish prepared by the Fort Sill Culinary Team sits to be judged for a food display competition in Fort Lee, Va., March 03, 2012. Members of each branch of the military competed in various culinary categories during the 37th Annual Military Culinary...

  • Team Fort Campbell preps, plates and serves their food during the UGR-A, Field Competition. The Joint Culinary Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Va., is host to the largest military wide culinary competition in North America. (US Army photo by Spc. Charles M. Willingham\released)

    37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition

    Team Fort Campbell preps, plates and serves their food during the UGR-A, Field Competition. The Joint Culinary Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Va., is host to the largest military wide culinary competition in North America. (US Army photo by Spc...

More than 300 military chefs are competing in more than 600 events at the 37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va. The competition which kicked off Feb. 26 concludes March 9 with an award ceremony. This American Culinary Federation sanctioned event features individual and team challenges in a variety of categories. Participation in the culinary competition is open to active-duty members of al services, Department of Defense Civilians, and U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard. Some of the Army teams going spatula to spatula this year are Fort Hood, Fort Bliss, Fort Drum, Fort Stewart, Fort Bragg and teams from Korea, Hawaii. There are also teams from the Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard.

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