DODEA Europe student chefs put cooking chops to the test

Wiesbaden's Myrah Hernandez carries her team's dishes to the judging room at the DODEA-Europe Culinary Arts Championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.They cooked crab cakes, honey sriracha orange chicken and Caribbean crepe at the competition. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES
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Wiesbaden's Myrah Hernandez carries her team's dishes to the judging room at the DODEA-Europe Culinary Arts Championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.They cooked crab cakes, honey sriracha orange chicken and Caribbean crepe at the competition. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES
Wiesbaden's Myrah Hernandez carries her team's dishes to the judging room at the DODEA-Europe Culinary Arts Championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.They cooked crab cakes, honey sriracha orange chicken and Caribbean crepe at the competition. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES
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Wiesbaden's Myrah Hernandez carries her team's dishes to the judging room at the DODEA-Europe Culinary Arts Championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.They cooked crab cakes, honey sriracha orange chicken and Caribbean crepe at the competition. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES
Wiesbaden's Myrah Hernandez carries her team's dishes to the judging room at the DODEA-Europe Culinary Arts Championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.They cooked crab cakes, honey sriracha orange chicken and Caribbean crepe at the competition. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES
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Wiesbaden's Myrah Hernandez carries her team's dishes to the judging room at the DODEA-Europe Culinary Arts Championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.They cooked crab cakes, honey sriracha orange chicken and Caribbean crepe at the competition. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES
Wiesbaden's Myrah Hernandez carries her team's dishes to the judging room at the DODEA-Europe Culinary Arts Championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.They cooked crab cakes, honey sriracha orange chicken and Caribbean crepe at the competition. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES
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Wiesbaden's Myrah Hernandez carries her team's dishes to the judging room at the DODEA-Europe Culinary Arts Championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.They cooked crab cakes, honey sriracha orange chicken and Caribbean crepe at the competition. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES
Wiesbaden's Myrah Hernandez carries her team's dishes to the judging room at the DODEA-Europe Culinary Arts Championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.They cooked crab cakes, honey sriracha orange chicken and Caribbean crepe at the competition. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES
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Wiesbaden's Myrah Hernandez carries her team's dishes to the judging room at the DODEA-Europe Culinary Arts Championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.They cooked crab cakes, honey sriracha orange chicken and Caribbean crepe at the competition. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES
Wiesbaden's Myrah Hernandez carries her team's dishes to the judging room at the DODEA-Europe Culinary Arts Championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.They cooked crab cakes, honey sriracha orange chicken and Caribbean crepe at the competition. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES
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Wiesbaden's Myrah Hernandez carries her team's dishes to the judging room at the DODEA-Europe Culinary Arts Championships in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.They cooked crab cakes, honey sriracha orange chicken and Caribbean crepe at the competition. MICHAEL ABRAMS/STARS AND STRIPES

DODEA Europe student chefs put cooking chops to the test

by: Jennifer H. Svan | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: February 17, 2017

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — As time expired, the four student chefs from Wiesbaden raised their arms, signifying they were done and exhaling a palpable sigh of relief.

During a tense 60 minutes, they had sizzled, diced, peeled and sauteed their way through a trio of dishes: crab cakes, honey Sriracha chicken and Caribbean crepes would soon meet the discerning palates of professional chefs serving as the judges.

With the grueling cooking round of the Department of Defense Education Activity Europe’s annual culinary championships done, seniors Majesty Henry, Joanna Snyder, Jamie Caskey and Myrah Hernandez — along with team manager and timekeeper Michael Brandt — managed weary smiles.

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