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Ready set cook, 52nd SVS hosts Iron Chef contest

SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, GERMANY -- Airmen at Spangdahlem Air Base can put their culinary skills to the test competing head to head for the title of base Iron Chef. 

The Iron Chef competition, a new ongoing event hosted by the 52nd Services Squadron Mosel Dining Facility, gives three Airmen the opportunity to show what they can do in the kitchen. Contestants are provided a surprise supply of ingredients and limited time to see who can create the tastiest, unique and well presented dish. 

Master Sgt. Andre Tolliver, 52nd SVS Mosel Dining Facility food service section chief, challenges Airmen to show what they can do. 

"Being the dining facility manager and being with services for such a long time, you know, everybody has their opinion on how they can cook or how much better they can cook than us," Sergeant Tolliver said. "Well, this is your chance to come out and see if you have some skills." 

What makes this competition challenging is that the chefs do not know what the main ingredient is until the competition starts. Then, they have two hours to create a delicious meal. 

"It's easy to sit there and criticize, but unless you are actually in the kitchen trying to create something, you don't really know how hard it is to come up with something creative that you don't know what it is before hand," Sergeant Tolliver said. 

The competition will be judged by members of the 52nd SVS and base leadership.
Chefs who think they have what it takes to serve up a winner, the competition starts in June, sign-up now at the Mosel Dining Facility. Four lucky chefs will be selected at random to compete for the title of Spangdahlem Iron Chef.