FORT LEE, Va. -- The competition may be over, but the best is yet to come … literally as the winners of the 37th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition will be announced during an awards ceremony March 9 at the Post Theater on Fort Lee.

Who will take home the gold? Check www.facebook.com/Army.Culinary to watch the awards ceremony live.

More than 300 Armed Forces chefs from military installations around the world battled during the American Culinary Federation sanctioned competition that featured more than 600 judged events in a variety of categories.

"The competition is designed to train and improve the overall level of food service professionalism," said Chief Warrant Officer 4 Russell Campbell, chief, Advanced Food Service Training Division, Joint Culinary Center of Excellence. JCCoE is part of the U.S. Army Quartermaster School, Combined Arms Support Command. The QM School trains and educates Soldiers, Civilians and members of other services and nations in quartermaster skills and functions.