Navy Seafood Cook Off – Mission Chefs

NOLA Navy Seafood Cook Off Helps Raise Awareness for the Homeless and Veterans

ewell-smith reviews the rules with the judges-2015 navy seafood cook-off Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet, Publisher Susan Ford, Rear Admiral Cindy Thebaud, and Lt. General Richard Mills

Navy Seafood Cook Off: Ewell Smith Reviews the judging guidelines with Rear Admiral Tim Gallaudet, Publisher Susan Ford, Rear Admiral Cindy Thebaud, and Lt. General Richard Mills

For this year’s NOLA Navy Week, Mission Chefs paired each naval ship’s chef with a local restaurant chef. We worked with the New Orleans Mission’s chef and similar organizations that serve at risk youth: Cafe ReconcileLiberty’s KitchenCafe HopeGiving Hope. Celebrity Chefs Keith and Nealy Frentz of Lola and Chef Daren “Smitty of Joey K ‘s joined us as well.  The Navy Seafood Cook Off helped to raise awareness for our homeless community and Veterans.

The Winner Is…

Petty Officer 3rd Class Julie Ngyuen of the USS Wasp and Chef Joel Brown of Café Hope take the win at the NOLA Navy Seafood Cook Off.

Creating events like this help raise awareness to address a very large need in the New Orleans community.  2,464 homeless were served in New Orleans alone by the New Orleans Mission. 338 of them were Veterans. This need is seen throughout communities across the United States. In fact. there are over 578,424 homeless in the United States. Well over 10% of those are Veterans. Last year, the New Orleans Mission alone served over 240k meals and provided 322k bottles of water…awareness is important.

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NOLA Navy Week 2015 Sunday Events, Seafood Cook Off, ship tours and a concert

 

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Chefs from the U.S.S. Wasp and Café Hope Win the Seafood Battle of New Orleans

Rear Admiral Cindy Thebaud judges us navy seafood cook off

Petty Officer 3rd Class Julie Ngyuen of the USS Wasp who we teamed up with our own New Orleans Chef Joel Brown of Café Hope win the NOLA Navy Seafood Cook Off – with Ewell Smith

Petty Officer 3rd Class Julie Ngyuen of the USS Wasp who we teamed up with our own New Orleans Chef Joel Brown of Café Hope wins the NOLA Navy Seafood Cook Off – 2nd win in a row for the USS WASP – with Ewell Smith

 

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