Kentucky Soldiers cook up 5-star performance

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Kentucky Guardsman Sgt. Sean P. Schweri from the 617th Military Police Company’s Joint Visitors Bureau trains in preparing a 5-star meal for distinguished visitors and VIP’s while at the Culinary Specialty School at Fort Lee, Va., April 10-22.

By Capt. Andi Hahn, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Public Affairs Officer

Photos courtesy of Joint Culinary Training of Excellence

FORT LEE, Va. — Kentucky Guardsmen from the 617th Military Police Company, 149th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, attended Culinary Specialty School at Fort Lee, Va., April 10-22.

Kentucky Guardsman Sgt. Lynn A. Clark from the 617th Military Police Company’s Joint Visitors Bureau serves food she prepared for distinguished visitors and VIP’s while at the Culinary Specialty School at Fort Lee, Va., April 10-22.

Culinary Specialists Staff Sgt. David F. Miller, Sgt. Sean P. Schweri, Sgt. Morris Barnes, Sgt. Robert A. Gaines, Sgt. Lynn A. Clark and Spc. Andrew R. Elam from the Joint Visitors Bureau were specifically trained in preparing 5-star meals for distinguished visitors and VIP’s while deployed to the Iraqi theater of operation.

Ray Beu, Director of Training for the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence, set up the special course just for the Kentucky personnel which was tailored specifically for the JVB Hotel mission in Iraq.

“The Kentucky Soldiers not only took advantage to hone their culinary knowledge, skills, and abilities during this time, but also worked great as a team,” Beu said. “We also took advantage of having them assist the Advanced Culinary Course in the preparation and serving of their End of Course meal which was a nine-course meal served tableside for 24 VIPs and general officers.”

The 617th MP Co. will be deploying with the 149th MEB early this summer as part of the largest mobilization in the Kentucky Guard since World War II.

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