The chef winning the competition and crying looks like he was putting his heart and soul into it. Or was it the realisation he was going to get promoted to Master Chef and wouldn't have to do field work any longer?
Think about the weeks on 10 man ration packs, then the enjoyment of hot, fresh rations. Works wonders for the constipation!!
If the Top Slop is good, he treats his troops with respect and provides a good service, the troops will look after the Slop Jockeys.
I for one will be watching the rest of the series. As for TA chefs. Some of these chefs come from top hotels and restaurants, producing better nosh than the recipes in the Manual of Army Catering.
But then again, some do come in without a clue. Anyone remember Regimental Chefs?