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February 28, 2018
 

Grill Masters 2018

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Chefs square off against each other by preparing meals in the Community Commons kitchen during the 2018 Grill Master competition at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2018. The Grill Master competition invited teams of two Airmen from units across the base to cook the best meal they could make out of fresh ingredients and a unique secret ingredient.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

A competitor of the 2018 Grill Master competition at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., slices a potato Feb. 23, 2018. Competitors, forming teams of two, cooked a meal for three judges who tasted and graded their finished product based on presentation, flavor and creativity.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Patrick Campbell and Drake Montoya, forming a two-man team from the Airman and Family Readiness Center, searches through seasonings during the 2018 Grill Master competition at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2018. The competition challenged Airmen to craft a meal for judging from a slew of fresh produce, meat, and a unique secret ingredient.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

A competitor flips zucchini on the grill during the 2018 Grill Master competition at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2018. The competition involved teams of two from across the base competing to grill the best meal.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

The winning meal of the 2018 Grill Masters competition – wood-fired grilled salmon with pineapple salsa, asparagus and vegetables – sits on display prior to judging at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2018. Each team was required to incorporate a secret ingredient, in this case pineapple, into a meal consisting of one meat and two sides.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Left to right: Chief Master Sgt. Todd Kirsch, 56th Mission Support Group command chief, Col. Robert Sylvester, 56th Mission Support Group commander, and Maj. Maritzel Castrellon, 56th Force Support Squadron commander, judge a prepared dish during the 2018 Grill Masters competition while the chefs, Drake Montoya and Patrick Campbell, Airman and Family Readiness Center employees, look on nervously at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2018. Montoya and Campbell placed third.
 

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

Chief Master Sgt. Todd Kirsch, Col. Robert Sylvester, and Maj. Maritzel Castrellon, judges for the 2018 Grill Master competition, pose with the winners of the competition, Staff Sgt. Victor McKinnon, 607th Air Control Squadron surveillance technician and Staff Sgt. Justin Williams, 607th ACS weapons director at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2018. McKinnon and Williams beat out four other two-man teams in the competition, which required them to cook a meal with one meat and two sides, while incorporating a secret ingredient.




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