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An ACES Aspic Training Video for the 2008 competition.
Culinary Arts Program – U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition
The American Culinary Federation sanctions the competition. Medals received from federation entries can be used towards chef certification. The competition is open to active duty members of all Services, DOD civilians, and USAR and ARNG personnel. Active duty teams will be formed by
installation. The USAR teams by DRC/RSC. ARNG teams will be formed by State. The number of competitors allowed per team will be reviewed each year and may be adjusted on facility and equipment availability. The number will be addressed in the annual competition rules.
The United States Army Culinary Arts Program is really progressing and representing culinary trends from around the world. The overall program includes the Annual Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, VA, home of the Quartermaster Corps; the United States Army Culinary Arts Team; and the Culinary Skills Training Division. Here students from AIT, BNCOC, ANCOC, and the Advanced Culinary Skills Training Courses receive their hands-on instruction.
The Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee. In its 31 year history the only time the competition did not take place was in 1991 during the Desert Storm campaign and 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 31st annual competition is truly shaping up to be one of our best events held here at Fort
Lee. For the first time ever the competition will showcase our young culinarians and really test their knowledge and skill. The three tier Installation of
the Year event will begin with the Culinary Knowledge Bowl Examination, a fifty question test which includes Food Safety and Sanitation; Nutritional Cooking; Food Service Management; and Quality Food Preparation. The top four teams compete in a Jeopardy style event that includes music and daily-double format. This event takes place during the public viewing exhibition at the Fort Lee Field House. The juniors are further tested in the all new Student Skills Competition. This event tests four E-4s and below in their knife skills, meat fabrication and menu production. These two primer events are open to the public and held in the post field house during the second week of the show. We truly look forward to seeing these young soldier chefs
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Go To http://www.rosendales.com Richard Rosendale enters this culinary competition has a member of the US Culinary Olympic Team. They compete with other teams from around the world.
At Rosendales in Columbus Ohio The philosophy is simple. We use the highest quality meats and seafood available, in addition to the freshest fruits and vegetables, with a focus on American regional ingredients. We use ingredients in season, at their peak, cooked perfectly from the source. It´s that simple.
Chef Rosendale´s team has a firm grasp of classical cookery, mixed with the hypermodern techniques of today. The result can be summed up in three words… flavor… innovation …and technique. “In the restaurant we try to give the diner options, such as traditional flavor combinations with a contemporary approach, but also accommodate the guest who may want to be a little more experimental.” The restaurant offers the choice of selecting from an a la carte menu featuring more traditional flavor profiles, or having the extended tasting menu with more progressive ideas and ingredient combinations. This is the perfect way for the kitchen to demonstrate the wide range of expertise.
Chef Rosendale´s love for traditional flavor stems back from when he studied in northern Italy. His travels took him through Florence, Parma, Tuscany, Modena, Rome, and Pescara. All of these regions maintained their style of food, and each displayed a bounty of Northern Italian ingredients indicative to their specific region. These flavors stayed with Chef Rosendale over the years and have helped influence his style of cooking. And, since then, the Chef has only increased his knowledge and exposure in the kitchen through extensive travel and training. And the result is reflected in the unique, yet somehow familiar dishes that you will enjoy in the restaurant.
Born in Pennsylvania, Chef Rosendale’s Classical Training has taken him to Northern Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and some of the finest kitchens in the United States. His traditional schooling included a rigorous six-year apprenticeship under several Certified Master Chefs that resulted in very little time off. Chef Magazine recently referred to him as “A New Breed of American Chefs”…. an amalgam of different generations and philosophies from within the industry. Also, he is the former Chef de Cuisine of the Prestigious Tavern Room Restaurant at the Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV. The restaurant received numerous accolades and awards under his watchful eye. His duties there also included assisting in the supervision of 165 Chefs and 2,000 employees.
Chef Rosendale was also the youngest member of Culinary Team USA since the team’s inception, and was one of only five chefs who represented our country in the 2004 World Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany. The team ranked number one in the world for the hot kitchen out of 32 countries. Recently, Chef Rosendale has been appointed Team Captain of the 2008 Culinary Olympic team. Also, he has been featured on several TV Food Network Specials. No stranger to competition, Chef Rosendale has amassed over 40 national and international medals, including a very rare perfect score at the international level. Chef Rosendale was also recently awarded the Presidential Medallion by the American Culinary Federation for his contributions to the Culinary Arts. His most recent accolade was receiving the 2005 Chef of the Year in San Antonio, Texas.
In addition to cooking high caliber American cuisine, Chef Rosendale is also a certified professional Ice Carver. He has carved pieces ranging from 1 to 50 block creations. Also, during his career he has cooked for many different celebrities and supervised meals for U.S. Congress and the President of the United States. Currently he is the youngest chef to be on active status to take the C.M.C. exam.
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