Trident Inn Galley wins top honors

The Trident Inn Galley at Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor won the prestigious Captain Edward F. Ney Memorial Award in the Small General Mess category.

The annual awards for outstanding food service were established in 1958 and are co-sponsored by the International Food Service Executives Association.

“This is the most prestigious award a food service team could ever win in their career, and we can now say we are one of the best military and civilian teams in the Navy,” said Chief Warrant Officer Eric Van Hofwegen, NBK food services officer.  “I am very proud of all of them. It is huge win for each and every one of them.”

Captain Ney was head of the subsistence division of the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts between 1940 and 1945, and the awards encourage excellence in Navy Food Service programs with the objective of improving the quality of life for Navy personnel.

“When you win it, everyone wins and shares the moment with you,” continued Van Hofwegen.  “It gives my team a tremendous sense of accomplishment knowing the Sailors and Marines who we support every day are getting the best food and customer service possible.  That means more than anything to us, and it is our part of our command mission.”


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