Starting at 11:30 a.m. today, six military chefs will begin preparing a Thanksgiving meal to more than 250 service members and their families at the Lighthouse Dining Café Facility on board Joint Expeditionary Base Fort Story.
These Soldier chefs will cook traditional Thanksgiving fare including roasted turkey, baked ham, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, macaroni-n-cheese, green beans, sweet potatoes, rice pilaf, cranberry sauce, rolls and assorted pies. In addition, the Soldiers will also create ice sculptures and works of food art to display with the buffet.
Preparations for the feast began last night and continued this morning at 4 a.m.
The Thanksgiving meal will be served Thursday, Nov. 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost for the meal is $7. For enlisted service members E-4 and below and their families, the meal is $5.95. Senior Fort Eustis military leaders will be serving the meal.