FORT LEE , Va. - The Department of the Army and the Army Center for Excellence, Subsistence at Fort Lee is proud to announce the winners of the 2007 Philip A. Connelly Awards for Excellence in Army Food Service.
The winners and runner-ups in the five categories are as follows:
Thanks to the dedicated men and women in these units, Soldiers in Iraq, Afghanistan and on U.S. Army installations around the world can receive a brief respite from the rigors of training and combat.
Gone are the days of the typical Army cook portrayed in movies on the silver screen. These professionally trained and dedicated Soldiers bring quality and exceptional services to our fighting men and women.
The Connelly program is named in honor of Philip A. Connelly, past president
of the International Food Service Executives
Association (IFSEA), highly regarded as the driving force behind obtaining
The program is co-sponsored by the Department of the Army and IFSEA. IFSEA representatives participate in the evaluation of finalists in five dining facility categories - Small Garrison, Large Garrison, and field kitchens in the Active Army, U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard.
U.S. Army Center of Excellence and Subsistence (ACES) and IFSEA evaluators traveled around the world during the past three months to obtain first-hand knowledge of how Army food service personnel perform their jobs.
All the finalists were evaluated in a number of areas including food preparation, taste, nutrition, service and sanitation.
For this year's competition, a total of 27 finalists were selected for evaluation.
The winners and runner-ups will be honored at the Kansas City, (Mo.)
Marriott-Downtown on Saturday, March 31,