HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — U.S. Army and Navy competed in a cooking competition at the Farm Show Thursday, Jan. 13.
Petty Officer Second Class Louis Lubin was selected to cook for the U.S. Navy. SPC Jennifer Payan cooked for the U.S. Army.
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Payan was been paired with abc27 News Daybreak anchor Ali Lanyon and Meteorologist Dan Tomaso. Lubin worked with two other media personalities. The chefs used Pennsylvania preferred produce and protein, including wagyu beef from a farm in Carlisle.
The Army team came in second, but everyone had a great time, including celebrity chef Robert Irvine, who hosted the competition.
“We talk about the military taking care of our freedom. Well, the farmers and growers take care of our food and they go hand in hand together. And if it wasn’t for them doing an amazing job, we wouldn’t be able to feed this country,” Irvine said.
“Secretary Redding and I have a great relationship really working and giving opportunities to veterans to expand their businesses, small business and opportunities in the agriculture industry here in Pennsylvania,” Pennslyvania Deputy Adjutant General Maureen Wegil said.