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                       Ex JOINT CATERER is a food
                       services skills competition for the
                       key military capability delivered
                       by Service caterers on operations.
         Formerly held over 3 days at the Defence Academy
         Shrivenham, this year the Exercise was held with a
         revised 2-day schedule in Hall 18 at the National
         Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham as part of
         a wider Public Sector Catering Expo. The event
         was organised in conjunction with a commercial
         sponsor, Dewberry Redpoint Ltd. Now in its 22nd
         year, Ex JOINT CATERER was held at the NEC
         on  Tuesday 15th and  Wednesday 16th March
         2022. It was great to have this competition back
         up and running after a COVID induced gap of
         2 years and a year prior to that as the Competition     Lt Col (Retd) Marcus   The primary aim of Ex JOINT CATERER
         was reorganised.                             Appleton ex ACC presents   is to provide chefs and caterers of the Armed
                                                      winners medals on the   Forces with a competition which further develops
                                                      final day on behalf of the   their culinary skills, nurtures pride in profes-
                                                      Worshipful Company of
                                                      Cooks             sional achievement, builds team spirit, and helps
                                                                        develop imagination, innovation, and adaptability
                                                                        in order to excel on operations.  The event was
                                                                        organised along the lines of similar national and
                                                                        international culinary events and consisted of
                                                                        two days of competition involving teams from
                                                                        the three Services. As well as the Live  Theatre
                                                                        (6 workstations) there was static classes and both
                                                                        a Field Cookery Competition and the Defence
                                                      Lt Col (Retd) Nigel Shepherd
                                                                        Engagement Challenge. During the event as well
                                                      ex ACC, Project Officer
                                                      Ex JOINT CATERER awards   as general food service exhibitors there were Class
                                                      Pte Megan Sands RLC with   sponsors (including the  Worshipful Company
                                                      her Gold medal    of Cooks), civilian judges, organised by the

                                                      Major Shaun Collins-Lindsay
                                                      RLC (second from left)
                                                      Official Judge

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