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2014 Third Quarter Culinary Team of the Quarter competition on Pendleton

By Sgt. Valerie C. Eppler | Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton | June 11, 2014

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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Three teams of two competed for the title of the Culinary Team of the Quarter at the 31 Area Mess Hall on Edson Range here June 11. The winners for this quarter were Team 1, Dustin Delmar and Anthony Stewart who work at the 33 Area Mess Hall here.

The competition is a two-day event.  On the first day, 12 teams competed in a book test and a Jeopardy-style quiz. Only four teams qualified to move on to the cooking portion of the competition the following day.

The theme of the cooking competition this third quarter was barbeque, and each team was expected to make a protein dish using chicken or pork, cornbread and a salad. For the first time this quarter the competition included 45 minutes of assistance to each team from guest chef Rahm Fama.

This competition is used not only as an training tool, but also to build camaraderie among the food service community, said Donovan Brown, the Marine Corps Installations West regional executive chef.

From Left to Right: 2nd place winners Cpl. Katherine Castaneda and Lance Cpl. Stephen Van Hout, 1st place winners Dustin Delmar and  Anthony Stewart, and 3rd place winners Sgt. Raphael Castillo and Sgt. Matthew Mata.

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Three teams of two competed for the title of the Culinary Team of the Quarter at the 31 Area Mess Hall on Edson Range here June 11. The winners for this quarter were Team 1, Dustin Delmar and Anthony Stewart who work at the 33 Area Mess Hall here. The competition is a two-day event. On the first day, 12 teams competed in a book test and a Jeopardy-style quiz. Only four teams qualified to move on to the cooking portion of the competition the following day. The theme of the cooking competition this third quarter was barbeque, and each team was expected to make a protein dish using chicken or pork, cornbread and a salad. For the first time this quarter the competition included 45 minutes of assistance to each team from guest chef Rahm Fama. This competition is used not only as an training tool, but also to build camaraderie among the food service community, said Donovan Brown, the Marine Corps Installations West regional executive chef. From Left to Right: 2nd place winners Cpl. Katherine Castaneda and Lance Cpl. Stephen Van Hout, 1st place winners Dustin Delmar and Anthony Stewart, and 3rd place winners Sgt. Raphael Castillo and Sgt. Matthew Mata. (Photo by Sgt. Valerie C. Eppler)


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CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Three teams of two competed for the title of the Culinary Team of the Quarter at the 31 Area Mess Hall on Edson Range here June 11. The winners for this quarter were Team 1, Dustin Delmar and Anthony Stewart who work at the 33 Area Mess Hall here.

The competition is a two-day event.  On the first day, 12 teams competed in a book test and a Jeopardy-style quiz. Only four teams qualified to move on to the cooking portion of the competition the following day.

The theme of the cooking competition this quarter was barbeque and each team was expected to make a protein dish using chicken or pork, cornbread and a salad. This quarter the competition included 45 minutes of assistance to each team from guest chef Rahm Fama.

This competition is used not only as an training tool, but also to build camaraderie among the food service community, said Donovan Brown, the Marine Corps Installations West Regional executive chef.

From Left to Right: Col. Jeff Arruda, Anthony Stewart, Dustin Delmar, Donovan Brown.

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - Three teams of two competed for the title of the Culinary Team of the Quarter at the 31 Area Mess Hall on Edson Range here June 11. The winners for this quarter were Team 1, Dustin Delmar and Anthony Stewart who work at the 33 Area Mess Hall here. The competition is a two-day event. On the first day, 12 teams competed in a book test and a Jeopardy-style quiz. Only four teams qualified to move on to the cooking portion of the competition the following day. The theme of the cooking competition this quarter was barbeque and each team was expected to make a protein dish using chicken or pork, cornbread and a salad. This quarter the competition included 45 minutes of assistance to each team from guest chef Rahm Fama. This competition is used not only as an training tool, but also to build camaraderie among the food service community, said Donovan Brown, the Marine Corps Installations West Regional executive chef. From Left to Right: Col. Jeff Arruda, Anthony Stewart, Dustin Delmar, Donovan Brown. (Photo by Sgt. Valerie C. Eppler)


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CAMP PENDLETON, California -- Three teams of two competed for the title of Culinary Team of the Quarter at the 31 Area Mess Hall on Edson Range here June 11. The winners for this quarter were Team 1, Dustin Delmar and Anthony Stewart.

The competition is a two-day event.  On the first day, 12 teams competed in a book test and a Jeopardy-style quiz. Four teams qualified to move on to the cooking portion of the competition the following day, however one team was disqualified because they did not arrive on time the following day.

The theme of the cooking competition this quarter was barbecue. Each team was instructed to make a protein dish using chicken or pork, cornbread and a salad. This quarter the competition included 45 minutes of assistance to each team from guest chef Rahm Fama.

The teams were judged by four judges in a variety of areas including cooking fundamentals like temperature, timing and flavor, as well as kitchen conduct which included use of space and cleanliness. 

This competition is used not only as a training tool, but also to build camaraderie among the food service community, said Donovan Brown, Marine Corps Installations West Regional Executive Chef.
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  • CWO Hartman Slate (Ret) 125 days ago
    Nice story line. I understand the firing-squad photo, though I would have enjoyed a feature angle. Cook-offs have tons of opportunities. I wish the story had bigger play. Nice job overall, Sgt. Eppler. Only one big omission. Who is Rahm Fama? I don't watch much cable TV, but maybe Chef Rahm Fama, host of the Food Network's "Meat & Potatoes," would have identified him and given his relevancy to the story.

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