Fort Hood: Dining halls make Thanksgiving meal a big deal

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FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) Bragging rights were on the line Wednesday as personnel at Fort Hood’s seven dining facilities competed to produce the most memorable Thanksgiving feast.

The Iron Horse Brigade won the contest. (Photo by Alex Gibbs)

To win the title, the dining facilities were judged on display and appearance, food service operations, food service personnel, and of course, taste.

The judges included Maj. Gen. Kenneth Kamper, along with senior leaders and personnel with the 407thArmy Field Support Brigade Installation Food Service Team.

“For me, my favorite part was coming in this morning, after the crew had worked all night long, and seeing everything that we've been spending months of planning on come together in a matter of hours," said Edmund Perez, the Iron Horse command food adviser.

In the end, the Iron Horse Brigade won the contest.

But the real winners were the soldiers such as Capt. Connor Spain.

He's one of the many soldiers who couldn't make it home to see his family this Thanksgiving, but who got a little taste of home from his brigade dining hall.

"Our cooks have done an amazing job here," he said.

"You can really tell that they put a lot of hard work and effort into making this wonderful meal for us."