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TROOP COOKS

CBBQCBBQ Posts: 610
edited 10:14AM in EggHead Forum
Since Pete is back on the forum with his troop cooks I want to ask anyone who can to help him out. And with this post I'm not talking about the money as much as with getting involved with the cooks. They are one of the most rewarding things you can be involved in. Those men and women actually treat us like we're something special for doing what we do all of the time. Which is cook.
If you want a great experience, not only with the soldiers but also with learning how to cook for large groups it's a great learning experience. It's somewhat of a small eggfest with a gold lining. You usually get together in the afternoon to prep the butts and go over the plans. Then, once the butts are put on it's time to settle in. Some camp on the base. Others, like me prefer a hotel. We've even had officers offer to put us up in their homes. If the weather is good it can resemble a fest afterparty. A few brews and some steaks. The next day it's time to chop up the butts which Pete plays a big hand in while others set things up and cook the chicken, burgers and dogs. The military always gives us people to help out with most of the labor.
So if you can find a couple of days to help out you won't regret it. And NC ain't too shabby either.
Bill

Comments

  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Thanks William..

    I will add that as rewarding as being a Paramedic was this tops it a 100 fold..

    This year we have cooks in Virginia and Georgia, as well as NC
  • Celtic Wolfe, where are the cooks in Va? Depending on where they are, I might be able to give you a hand.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Newport News and Norfolk

    Check out http://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Spirit-BBQ/313826992253?v=app_2344061033 for the complete list
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    Very well said Bill,I couldn't agree more.I just wish I could find my way to more of these cooks.You'll never find a more grateful crowd :) It really is a rewarding experience :woohoo: I'll definitely be at the Dobins AFB cook,but I'm tryin to make it to more :)
  • CBBQCBBQ Posts: 610
    I'm not sure I'll be able to pull my mobile kitchen up there again. It's just not handling the miles all that well. And the cookers aren't holding up to that much travel. I've got 3 plumbing issues to fix next week because of vibration leaks. My one Ole Hickory cooker is so out of calibration from that last trip I have to have someone come out and fix it. We'll see. That's why I'm begging for people to help you. LOL.
  • CBBQCBBQ Posts: 610
    You are my idol. LOL.
  • pete, when and where is your virginia cook??
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    There are three of them Max. in Newport News and Norfolk.

    Hey are listed here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Spirit-BBQ/313826992253?v=app_2344061033
  • I'll have to see about the Norfolk one at the end of June. Last time I was down in Norfolk it was to welcome home a very special lady:

    USS Cole:
    Cole_1.jpg

    All fixed up and ready for duty:
    Cole_2.jpg

    Sub in dry dock, thought it was cool:
    Sub_2.jpg

    Sub_1.jpg
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