Fort Gordon dining facility recognized as serving best U.S. Army food worldwide

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:45 PM
Last updated Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:28 AM
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Fort Gordon’s dining facility No. 2 was recognized Tuesday for serving the best food in the Army worldwide.

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Yvonne Martin prepares chicken in the kitchen of Fort Gordon's dining facility No. 2. The cafeteria was judged as providing the best Army food service worldwide in 2011.  KYLE MARTIN/STAFF
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Yvonne Martin prepares chicken in the kitchen of Fort Gordon's dining facility No. 2. The cafeteria was judged as providing the best Army food service worldwide in 2011.

The cafeteria on 32nd Avenue was graded against other Army establishments for its food preparation, nutrition, service and taste by a panel of civilian and military judges for the Army and International Food Service Executives Association.

Carlos Keith, the food program manager for Fort Gordon, compared the first-place finish in the 44th Philip A. Connelly Awards Competition to winning the Super Bowl.

“It’s all about serving soldiers and doing the basics right every day,” he said.

The cafeteria is housed in a large “relocatable” building in which more than 8,000 meals are served every day – a rate of about 15 soldiers fed every minute. Two shifts of about 40 civilians each fill trays, stir pots and clean up after meals.

In congratulating the staff members for their efforts, Maj. Gen. Alan R. Lynn, Fort Gordon’s commanding general, commended the civilians for boosting morale on post with their food and service.

“You give them a sense of home,” Lynn said.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/14/12 - 07:08 am
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Why don't they make

Why don't they make institutional cooks wear hair nets anymore?

Michael Ryan
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Michael Ryan 03/14/12 - 10:10 am
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You mean like this one is

You mean like this one is wearing???

Techfan
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Techfan 03/14/12 - 04:33 pm
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When I worked there, lots of

When I worked there, lots of folks came to Eisenhower to eat. Really good food, really cheap.

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