Saturday, April 28, 2012

Navy culinary specialists compete in seafood cookoff

NEW ORLEANS (April 20, 2012)-- Navy culinary specialists took part in a cook-off as part of Navy Week New Orleans, one of several events scheduled for the Navy-wide War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration. The events included a series of city visits by the Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and Operation Sail beginning in April 2012. They will conclude in 2015. New Orleans is the first and the last city visit in the series. 
Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Solrosita De Perio, assigned to the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), garnishes a judges dish at the LA Seafood Cook-Off.
Culinary Specialist 2nd Class DePario purchases food for the cook-off.

Johnny Blancher, right, cook at the Ye Olde College Inn, shows Culinary Specialist 2nd Class De Perio how to prepare a dish for presentation to the judges.

U.S. Navy photos by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Preston Paglinawan.

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