Military chefs from Merville barracks have been giving back to their community in Colchester.
Chefs from 16 Air Assault Brigade are volunteering in a local homeless shelter.
Corporal Sam Coote, 24, from Colchester, was one of those who have helped out at the centre.
He said: “I look forward to coming down when it’s my turn. It’s an easy way to use our skills as chefs to give something back to the community."
Warrant Officer Class 1 Jim Tallon, who is in charge of catering for 16 Air Assault Brigade, organises the volunteer chefs.
He said: “This is a win-win for everyone involved. Our chefs are developing their professional skills, both cooking and kitchen management, and their wider leadership and teamwork through working in a different environment with different people."