The Bremerton Armed Forces Festival held its 25th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competition. What started off as a Navy Chili Cook Off grew into a full blown Culinary Arts Exposition. It draws contestants from all services from all over the state. The featured event is a Battling Chefs Competition where teams have to compose a menu, cook and present a meal with each dish incorporating the secret selected ingredients (Duck Quarters, Pork Belly, Greek Yogurt, Panko Bread Crumbs, Applewood Smoked Bacon, rainbow Carrots and Nutella).
This year’s winner was the 87 foot US Coast Guard Cutter Sea Fox (WPB-87374) with a crew of 10. Their only cook CS2 Windsor, teamed with a Bosun Mate BM1 Schultz, out performed teams from Joint Base Lewis McChord, Naval Base Kitsap, Naval Base Everett, Naval Station Whidbey Island and USS John C Stennis.