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Cannon selected for John L. Hennessy Competition

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  • By Airman 1st Class Gage Adison Daniel
  • 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs

Cannon Air Force Base was selected to be a finalist in the Hennessy Competition, an annual competition that honors the special achievements of service men and women at Air Force foodservice facilities worldwide.

“The Hennessy program is important because it recognizes all of the hard work our Food Service Airmen and culinary partners, Sodexo, put into producing quality food every day for everyone at Cannon AFB,” said Master Sgt. Herman Jackson, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron food operations section chief.

During the two day evaluation the four member team reviewed kitchen operations, readiness, training plans, administrative records, meal planning capabilities and leadership support at both mission essential feeding facilities, Pecos Trail and High Plains Cafe.

This is the second year in a row that Cannon AFB was selected as a finalist in the Hennessy Competition.

Throughout the two days Cannon AFB was be able to showcase its food service and quality and provide opportunities for exceptional individuals to pursue further culinary training.

At every finalist base, the Hennessy Traveler Award is awarded to one Airman. Senior Airman Jayde Moore was selected to receive this award at Cannon AFB.

Moore will be able to travel to Napa Valley for a week of training at the Culinary Institute of America and will receive advanced culinary training from world-renowned chefs. She will then be able to return to Cannon AFB and share what she has learned with her peers.