Defence Headquarters, 15 DEC. ‘23 (RBDF): The Royal Bahamas Defence Force Supply Department’s galley personnel took center stage on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, during the much-anticipated Battle of the Galleys held at the Training Center, HMBS Coral Harbour.
Chefs from the Northgate, Southgate, and National Security Galleys engaged in a friendly yet fierce competition, showcasing their skills in crafting a delectable four-course meal comprising an appetizer, soup, entrée, and dessert. The event, designed to spotlight the culinary talents within the galley ranks, proved to be a flavorful spectacle.
Leading the charge were the esteemed coordinators of the event, Chef Alfred Williams and Chief Petty Officer Kenneth Walkes, whose meticulous planning and leadership played a pivotal role in the competition’s success. Participants were judged on organization and collaboration, personal hygiene, cleanliness, dish flavor, proper use of equipment, use of ingredients, presentation, and creativity.
During the event, Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King delivered brief remarks, expressing his commitment to supporting the galley personnel by ensuring they have the necessary equipment to excel in their culinary duties. This pledge underscored the importance of fostering a conducive environment for the continuous elevation of culinary skills within the department.
In a close finish, Northgate Galley emerged as the victors, showcasing not only their culinary flair but also their teamwork and innovation. Commander Defence Force, along with Captain Coral Harbour Captain Glenn McPhee, Base Supply Officer Lieutenant Commander Samantha Hart, and Assistant Base Supply Officer Senior Lieutenant Natasha Walton, presented each team with well-deserved accolades, acknowledging their commitment to excellence in the kitchen.
The Battle of the Galleys not only celebrated the artistry of the culinary teams but also highlighted the collaborative spirit and dedication that define the Supply Department’s commitment to excellence.
(RBDF photos by Marine Seaman Tenaj Wallace)