Global Knives UK yesterday (June 29) presented a Michel Roux Junior knife gift set to the Stonehouse Barracks-based 30 Commando team, who won the Royal Marines Field Cookery competition 2014.
Every year, one team from the Royal Marines is chosen as a winner to represent the Navy in the Joint Services Catering competition to see who – out of the Navy, Army and RAF – is the best cook in their field. That one team from the Navy is decided by the Field Cookery competition that took place last week in Devon.
Eight teams of commandos swapped their weapons for kitchen utensils and cooked dishes from two boxes of 10-man rations of differing menus, and a small mystery box of fresh supplements.
The teams only had two and a half hours to produce two dishes, 10 portions of each choice, of main and dessert. But there could only be one winner who could win the top prizes such as the Michel Roux Junior knife set and qualify to the Joint Services Catering competition in the field and live cooking events.
The meals were presented altogether and four judges determined which team came out on top. The Stonehouse Barracks-based 30 Commando team were the winners, and their chef, AB Robert McCabe, also won best overall chef.
Sophie Newton, brand manager for Global Knives UK from Grunwerg, represented Global Knives as one of the competition’s key sponsors. She said: “It was a great day overall. I was amazed to see what each team had created, considering all they had to cook with was the field rations they usually get on a day-to-day basis. A big well done to the Stonehouse Barracks-based 30 Commando team, who won the Michel Roux Jnr Knife set and will be going on to compete in the Joint Services Catering competition. Also, well done to everyone else who worked really hard to produce those excellent dishes. At Grunwerg, we’re very proud that Global UK has sponsored such a great event.”