Australian chefs on show in Kuantan

This article has photo gallery Published on LEUT Theresa Swift (author), POML-C William Millward (photographer)

Location(s): Kuantan, Malaysia

Topic(s): HMAS Sirius (A266), Indo-Pacific Endeavour

Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Michael Oborn presents a Sirius plaque to the Naval Region 1 Chief of Staff, Captain Anuar, Royal Malaysian Navy in Kuantan, Malaysia. (photo: POML-C William Millward)
Commanding Officer HMAS Sirius, Commander Michael Oborn presents a Sirius plaque to the Naval Region 1 Chief of Staff, Captain Anuar, Royal Malaysian Navy in Kuantan, Malaysia.

HMAS Sirius recently arrived in Kuantan, Malaysia, to waves and friendly greetings on the wharf from Royal Malaysian Navy personnel from Naval Region 1. 

The arrival saw the Commanding Officer Sirius, Commander Michael Oborn hosted a luncheon for the local Chief of Staff, Captain Anuar, and a group of his officers.
 
Sirius’ small contingent of maritime logistics sailors were in full swing preparing and serving an amazing meal, including Australian prawns as an entree and Australian lamb for the main course. 
 
The Royal Malaysia Navy officers were delighted with the Australian fare on offer and the silver service dining experience on board.
 
Able Seaman Maritime Logistics Chef Todd Alison was one of three chefs who prepared the menu for the luncheon.
 
“It is exciting to host foreign military, especially when they enjoy our fine food and cooking,” Able Seaman Alison said.
 
Commander Oborn signified the event with a formal exchange of plaques with Captain Anuar.
 
Sirius visited Kuantan as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour task group.
 
She departed her home port of HMAS Stirling, in Western Australia in August and will return home in December, just in time for Christmas.
 
During this time the ship will conduct a number of port visits in the South East Asian region. 
 
Sirius being true to the ship’s motto to ‘Serve and Provide’ will provide support to the Australian fleet of ships and United States Navy ships while deployed.