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Silver medal at Major Series catering comp

An Army Chef from 1 Regiment RLC has taken home a silver medal in the street food category at the Major Series 2020 catering competition in Eastleigh.

Facing off against 17 other chefs in the same category, LCpl Cheese, as part of The British Army Culinary Arts Team (BACAT), competed against local colleges from the Winchester and Southampton area.

LCpl Cheese utilised a new piece of equipment that the Food Services Training Wing is currently trialing called the Outdoor Versatile Oven (OVO) – in simple terms a table top BBQ that can be used indoors.

The Major Series 2020, held in conjunction with The Craft Guild Culinary Academy, is widely seen as the UK’s premier young chef competition and nurtures new talent in the industry.

Following his success at the event, LCpl Cheese has now been selected to represent the BACAT team at the Hotel, Restaurant and Catering competition being held at the ExCel Arena in London in March.

LCpl Cheese

The Royal Logistic Corps

Over 4-5 March a team of 12 from 3 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps will pull a 4-tonne VW van as far as they can in 24 hours. The event will take place at Blenheim Palace and will raise money for ABF The Soldiers' Charity and Mind as well as supporting the #ArmyConfidence recruitment campaign.

Please visit their page and support these great causes. #WeAreTheRLC
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RLC Chefs, Cpl Grahame Wickam and LCpl Richie Godden, as part of the Combined Services Culinary Arts Team are going for Gold at the 2020 Culinary Olympics in Stuttgart. The event takes place 14-19 Feb and attracts 2000 civilian and military chefs from across the globe.

At a final practice held at Food Services Wing Worthy Down last week, the team prepared an amazing three course meal for 120 covers. Based on that they have a great chance of a medal. Good luck.
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On 5 Feb the Armyโ€™s Apprenticeship Launch took place in support of the National Apprenticeship Week.

The successful nominees for the upcoming Army Apprenticeships Awards were present. The Colonel RLC said how extremely proud he is of the work the soldiers have put into completing their awards and congratulated them on progressing to the Army Apprenticeship Finals on 11 Mar.

The Colonel RLC's aspiration to secure an apprenticeship for all direct entry RLC soldiers, was furthered during the week at a visit to 17 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, Marchwood to confirm if Mr K Foster, CEO of the Workboat Association and Mr M Ince from the RLC's service provider Pearson would support the aspiration for RLC Mariners to be enrolled on the L2 Workboat Crew Member Apprenticeship. WO1 Styles on behalf the Regiment and staff from 73 Squadron were on hand to ask questions. #WeAreTheRLC Army Jobs
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