To say that culinary arts, or food handling and preparation, doesn’t get a fair share of attention is an understatement. For generations, food preparation probably hasn’t been the reason why someone would just the armed forces, or reenlist once their first term of service has finished. However, that doesn’t mean things haven’t been changed over time.
When it comes to food in the armed forces, all of the physical requirements imposed on new recruits has made nutrition one of the things the top brass has purposely overhauled.
Words like “chow” and “mess hall” don’t do justice to the way soldiers eat these days. Those terms don’t describe the experience of eating in many of the U.S. Armed Forces’ designated places.
This video shows how soldiers are eating at Fort Bragg, where the Culinary Institute of America have been called in to create a healthier menu. The master chefs of the Culinary Institute of America are making “chow time” an experience to look forward to. Just watch. You’ll see why.