Eggwhites Catering Aboard the USS Cole

Eggwhites Special Event Catering had the supreme honor of catering a very special breakfast for over 300 active duty service men and women aboard the USS Cole, the recently restored Navy battleship that was attacked by Sudanese Al-Qaeda terrorists on October 12, 2000.

Fleet Week Breakfast
Breakfast hosted by the Peruvian Avocado Commission
USS Cole
Fleet Week breakfast was served aboard the USS Cole

Earlier this month, South Florida welcomed hundreds of seagoing service men and women as they landed at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale for the 25th annual Broward Navy Days’ Fleet Week Port Everglades.  In addition to commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Broward Navy Days Fleet Week, this year’s Fleet Week also marked the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Coast Guard and the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Naval Reserves.

Eggwhites President Chef Gary Lampner
Eggwhites Chef Gary Lampner with Xavier Equihua, event host Mr. Food, and a few of our honored guests
President of Peruvian Avocado Commission greets sailors
Xavier Equihua, President and CEO of the Peruvian Avocado Commission, greets sailors

Eggwhites Special Event Catering prepared and served a number of fresh and healthy avocado-centric dishes on behalf of the event sponsor, Peruvian Avocado Commission.  The Eggwhites team arrived on location beginning at 2:30 am to set up and prepare a feast for the first group of guests who arrived at 6 am.  Nutritious and delicious avocados were incorporated into many of our menu items, including Fluffy Scrambled Eggs in Avocado Halves, Avocado Ketchup for our Home Fried Potatoes, and Ciabatta Bread spread with Avocado, Cilantro, Tomato and Lemon.

The event was hosted by Mr. Food, who filmed two segments of the Mr. Food Test Kitchen television program aboard the USS Cole. Do you remember Mr. Food, the TV chef who coined the phrase, “OHH IT’S SO GOOD!!”

Eggwhites Catering menu for the USS Cole Fleet Week breakfast
Eggwhites Catering menu for the USS Cole Fleet Week breakfast
Avocado Egg Cups
Avocado Halves with fluffy Scrambled Eggs and Avocado Salsa were the centerpiece of the hot and delicious breakfast
Breakfast Aboard the USS Cole
Breakfast aboard the USS Cole
Eggwhites Special Event Catering