Military Food Service Awards Recognize Navy’s Best

By Matt Morrison, Office of Corporate Communications, Naval Supply Systems Command

Small General Mess Category Winner Ristorante Bella Etna Dining Facility. 


Winners of the 2018 Capt. Edward F. Ney Awards for culinary excellence attended training hosted by the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation (NRAEF) as part of the Military Food Service Awards in Chicago, Illinois, May 17-19.

The Ney Awards, announced in a February ALNAV message, were presented during an evening ceremony May 17.

Aircraft Carrier Category Winner USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)


This year’s afloat winners, representing the Navy’s Undersea Enterprise, Surface Warfare Enterprise, and Naval Aviation Enterprise, were USS Santa Fe (SSN 763), USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26), USS Boxer (LHD 4), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

Small-Medium Afloat Category Winner USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26)


This year’s ashore winners, representing Commander, Navy Installations Command, were Trident Inn Galley, Bangor, Washington, and Ristorante Bella Etna Dining Facility, Sigonella, Italy.

Large General Mess Category Winner Trident Inn Galley


The Secretary of the Navy and the International Food Service Executives Association established the Capt. Edward F. Ney Awards Program in 1958. The awards recognize the best galleys in the Navy and encourages excellence in Navy food service programs with the objective of improving quality of life for Navy personnel.

Small-Medium Afloat Category Winner USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26)


Submarine Category Winner USS Sante Fe (SSN 763)


–photos by Matt Morrison

Summer 2019