WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The 10th Mountain Division culinary staff is cooking up something new for soldiers: Fort Drum now has its very own food truck.
The Culinary Outpost made it’s debut Thursday on Fort Drum and there were plenty of soldiers lined up to try it out.
“It’s pretty neat. I’ve never seen anything like that," said SGT Dashawn Oliver of the 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade, "To see something like this, it’s pretty good. I’ve never seen nothing like this, so it amazes me.”
“When it showed up I was excited. I’m still excited to see how the soldiers take to it and I’m just glad to have it here at Fort Drum,” said CW3 Roy Dabero, Division Senior Food Service Advisor.
Breakfast and lunch will be served at different locations on post where soldiers work and train. Up to 200 soldiers can be served per meal. For soldiers using their meal cards, the food is free.
“It is very important for these soldiers to eat. When you skip meals you don’t have that calorie base to burn,” said Dabero.
Soldiers use a touch screen to order off the food truck . They can order an entree, a side, a dessert, and a drink.
“We have burgers chicken sandwiches, Philly cheesesteaks, chicken cheese steaks, panini subs, salads. We got all kinds of things,” said SFC Shakira Devot, who helped train the culinary staff.
Visitors to post can also order from the food truck. People can sees the truck’s schedule on the Fort Drum App or on their site.