ACF CULINARY TEAM USA
A Closer Look at ACF
Culinary Military Team USA
By Michelle Whitfield
The United States Army Culinary Arts Team
(USACAT), the national military culinary
team representing the United States, is
part of ACF Culinary Team USA. It recently
competed, along with ACF Culinary National
Team USA, in the Villeroy & Boch Culinary
World Cup 2010, held Nov. 20-24 in
Luxembourg. Though competing in different
categories, the teams supported each other
and successfully brought home three gold
medals and one bronze medal.
“After years of training, we are excited
to take home a gold medal from this
prestigious competition,” said Chief Warrant
Officer Russell Campbell, CEC, USACAT
manager. “The team was honored to
represent the United States and proud to
show off the U.S. Army’s culinary skills.”
Nine teams competed in the national military
category. USACAT won gold for its cold-food
table, which consisted of seven three-course
meals displayed cold. Sgt. Trent Skinner of
the U.S. Army Reserve, the team’s sculptor,
won one gold medal, five silver medals
and one bronze medal for his sculptures
that accompanied the meals on the cold-
food table. The military team experienced
unforeseen issues in the kitchen during the
hot-food competition, resulting in a bronze
medal. USACAT placed sixth overall in the
national military team category.
USACAT member Master Sgt. Mark Morgan
represented the United States as pastry
chef on ACF Culinary National Team USA
for this competition. The team received
gold medals in both cold-food and hot-food
competitions, and placed third overall in the
national team category.
ACF Culinary Team USA is getting ready
for its next competition, the American
Culinary Classic, presented by the
American Culinary Federation July 24-25
during the 2011 ACF National Convention
at the Gaylord Texan, Dallas. International
teams will compete in the World
Association of Chefs Societies (WACS)
edible “Gourmet Challenge” category.
USACAT members, left to right, Master Sgt.
Jesus Camacho III (captain), Sgt. Monique
Sorrell, Sgt. Billy Daugette, Senior Chief
Food Service Specialist Justin Reed, CEC,
Staff Sgt. Josh Spiess, CEC, and Sgt.
Michelle Kashiwagi receive their medals at
the Villeroy & Boch Culinary World Cup.
JOIN THE JOURNEY
Make a $50 donation to ACF Culinary
Team USA and become part of a 5x6-foot
canvas of chef profiles and landmarks
highlighting ACF’s 2011 event series.
Jennifer Garant, famous for her Signature
Chefs, will complete the painting during
the 2011 ACF National Convention in
Dallas, July 23-26. It will be auctioned off,
and proceeds will support ACF Culinary
Team USA. E-mail a high-resolution photo
to firstname.lastname@example.org and donate
online or send a check to ACF Culinary
Team USA, 180 Center Place Way, St.
Augustine, FL 32095.
Be a Part of the TEAM. Be a Part of the HERITAGE. Be a Part of the JOURNEY.