Celebrity chef Robert Irvine stops by Malmstrom AFB - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

Celebrity chef Robert Irvine stops by Malmstrom AFB

Posted: Updated:

Great Falls - If you're a fan of Food Network shows like "Worst Cooks in America" or "Restaurant Impossible" then you've probably heard of English Chef Robert Irvine. 

On Thursday morning, the culinary artist stopped by Malmstrom Air Force Base to put some of their chefs' skills to the test. 

Working under pressure is something Airmen have gotten used to, but here's a twist: try having a TV celebrity chef standing over your shoulder as you're cooking.

"I look at the technical ability, the acid used, the cooking techniques and the flavors really last for me," said chef Robert Irvine. 

On Thursday, Irvine took a break from cooking. Instead, he's critiquing a dozen chefs at Malmstrom Air Force Base. 

It's all part of a competition where Malmstrom is facing off against  F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming and Minot Air Force Base in nearby North Dakota. 

"Today, they're all on the same playing field, the same amount of time, and I threw them of twist of saying, hey they were expecting one plate between four people, I made four people do one plate each, and then I threw in a dessert, and I took 15 minutes off them," said Irvine. 

It was a race against the clock, and Chef Irvine says picking the winners wasn't easy. Drawing from his own experience having served 10 years in the U.K's Royal Navy, Irvine says this competition is so much more than who delivered the best dish.

"it's young ladies and young men who stand and watch every day so we can have freedom, and we need to respect that and thank them. All our veterans and their  families, thank you very much for what you do for this country. God bless you all," said Irvine. 

The top prize went to a chef from Minot Air Force Base, although chefs from Malmstrom and FE warren took home prizes as well.  

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Government shutting down amid partisan standoff

    Government shutting down amid partisan standoff

    Saturday, January 20 2018 12:16 AM EST2018-01-20 05:16:04 GMT

    The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending.

    The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending.

  • Update: Fatal crashed reported in Pondera County

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:35 PM EST2018-01-19 00:35:27 GMT

    Montana Highway Patrol responded to a fatal vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Pondera County near the Heart Butte area. The accident took place on Heart Butte Road right in front of the U.S. Postal Office. The call came in over dispatch about 5:30 a.m. and took MHP troopers almost two hours to respond to the scene. Right now it is unclear what caused the accident or if anyone else was hurt or killed. We are working to find out more details.

    Montana Highway Patrol responded to a fatal vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Pondera County near the Heart Butte area. The accident took place on Heart Butte Road right in front of the U.S. Postal Office. The call came in over dispatch about 5:30 a.m. and took MHP troopers almost two hours to respond to the scene. Right now it is unclear what caused the accident or if anyone else was hurt or killed. We are working to find out more details.

  • U.S. House passes bill to fund government, Montana's congressional delegates react

    U.S. House passes bill to fund government, Montana's congressional delegates react

    Friday, January 19 2018 10:37 AM EST2018-01-19 15:37:22 GMT

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution to fund the government for the next 30-days. The 230-197 vote came down just before 6 p.m. MST.

    The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution to fund the government for the next 30-days. The 230-197 vote came down just before 6 p.m. MST.

  • Family: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

    Family: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

    Friday, January 19 2018 11:36 PM EST2018-01-20 04:36:19 GMT

    Tom Petty's family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose.

    Tom Petty's family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose.

  • Our Apologies

    The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your

    You have reached a page which is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please use your browser's BACK button to return to the previous page

  • NewsMore>>

  • Despite threats, Capitol workers feel safe

    Despite threats, Capitol workers feel safe

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:37 PM EST2018-01-19 00:37:52 GMT
    HELENA, Mont.- A major threat to the state capitol as a man is taken into custody after telling police he was planning to "shoot up" the building.  Police say he may have been on his way to the capitol when he was caught. On Tuesday, the man told officers he planned to shoot up the Capitol the next day. Teams in Bozeman and Helena worked together to identify the suspect-- a 40-year-old Belgrade man. Yesterday they learned he had left Belgrade on his way to Helena. H...
    HELENA, Mont.- A major threat to the state capitol as a man is taken into custody after telling police he was planning to "shoot up" the building.  Police say he may have been on his way to the capitol when he was caught. On Tuesday, the man told officers he planned to shoot up the Capitol the next day. Teams in Bozeman and Helena worked together to identify the suspect-- a 40-year-old Belgrade man. Yesterday they learned he had left Belgrade on his way to Helena. H...
  • Update: Fatal crashed reported in Pondera County

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:35 PM EST2018-01-19 00:35:27 GMT

    Montana Highway Patrol responded to a fatal vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Pondera County near the Heart Butte area. The accident took place on Heart Butte Road right in front of the U.S. Postal Office. The call came in over dispatch about 5:30 a.m. and took MHP troopers almost two hours to respond to the scene. Right now it is unclear what caused the accident or if anyone else was hurt or killed. We are working to find out more details.

    Montana Highway Patrol responded to a fatal vehicle accident Tuesday morning in Pondera County near the Heart Butte area. The accident took place on Heart Butte Road right in front of the U.S. Postal Office. The call came in over dispatch about 5:30 a.m. and took MHP troopers almost two hours to respond to the scene. Right now it is unclear what caused the accident or if anyone else was hurt or killed. We are working to find out more details.

  • MAGIE expo is here in the Electric City

    MAGIE expo is here in the Electric City

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:16 PM EST2018-01-19 00:16:40 GMT
    Its that time of year Again for those who are looking to buy that new tractor they have been eying all year or just to get some financial advice for anything Ag-related and MAGIE is the place to be. Thursday kicked off the event at the Montana Expo Park is where you can talk to over 300 vendors selling everything from handheld tools all the way to monster truck sized tractors. This year is the opportunity for farmers, ranchers or just people who love agriculture, to learn about the n...
    Its that time of year Again for those who are looking to buy that new tractor they have been eying all year or just to get some financial advice for anything Ag-related and MAGIE is the place to be. Thursday kicked off the event at the Montana Expo Park is where you can talk to over 300 vendors selling everything from handheld tools all the way to monster truck sized tractors. This year is the opportunity for farmers, ranchers or just people who love agriculture, to learn about the n...
  • Montana's little learners

    Montana's little learners

    Thursday, January 18 2018 7:05 PM EST2018-01-19 00:05:26 GMT

    Your child's preschool education could be getting a big boost thanks to the Governor. This week Bullock announced more funding for high-quality preschool. Over $1.3 Million in supplemental funding is going towards more at risk Montana children.

    Your child's preschool education could be getting a big boost thanks to the Governor. This week Bullock announced more funding for high-quality preschool. Over $1.3 Million in supplemental funding is going towards more at risk Montana children.

Powered by Frankly
Copyright - All content © 2001 - 2018. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.