R/V Savannah chef Jack Van Dyke was honored with the “Best Grub” award by the University National Oceanographic Laboratory System. The citation reads:
2015-2016 Victual Award
Whereas by our Royal Concession, Our trusty Research Vessel Savannah has been inspected and found worthy by My Royal Staff, we hereby declare to all whom it may concern that it is Our Royal Will and Pleasure to confer upon her crew the National Science Foundation honor of Best Grub. Should any member of the crew or science party grow broad in the beam We do hereby command that all Kraken, Sharks, Whales and other dwellers of the Deep shall abstain from consuming this tasty morsel. We further direct all Sailors, Scientists, Funding Agency Representatives and other ne’er-do-wells of the High Seas to treat them with the respect due to One of Us.