K Quad DFAC, staff honored for service

| June 3, 2011 | 0 Comments
K Quad DFAC’s field kitchen team, along with command teams from the 45th Sust. Bde., 8th TSC, and 45th Special Troops Battalion, 8th TSC, receive a plaque honoring their achievements in the Philip A. Connelly Competition, May 26.

K Quad DFAC’s field kitchen team, along with command teams from the 45th Sust. Bde., 8th TSC, and 45th Special Troops Battalion, 8th TSC, receive a plaque honoring their achievements in the Philip A. Connelly Competition, May 26.

Story and Photo by
Sgt. Chris Huddleston
45th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 8th Theater Sust. Command

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — K Quad Dining Facility staff received two plaques for participating in the Philip A. Connelly Awards Program for Excellence in Army Food Service, here, recently.

Col. Charles Maskell, acting commander, 45th Sustainment Brigade, 8th Theater Sust. Command, presented the awards.

K Quad staff won the Installation Management Command-Pacific level award in the Large DFAC category, and the U.S. Army-Pacific level award in the Field Kitchen category in this year’s competition.

“Food service is absolutely a life-and-death part of military life,” Maskell said, adding that he is an advocate for awarding and recognizing professionalism in food service.

Soldiers need to be focused on the mission when they are in the field, not dealing with adverse effects of their meals, Maskell said.

The Philip A. Connelly Awards Program for Excellence in Army Food Service honors those professionals, Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians who rise above the standard and continually demonstrate excellence in food service.

The program is managed by the Quartermaster School and Joint Culinary Center of Excellence, Fort Lee, Va.

It is cosponsored by the International Food Service Executives Association, or IFSA, and the Department of the Army.

The program’s goal is to improve the professionalism of Army food service personnel and to provide the best quality food service to Soldiers.

The Armywide competition has several categories, including large garrison, small garrison and field kitchens.

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