Friday, July 31, 2009

The Next Iron Chef

The New Season of "The Next Iron Chef" Premieres Sunday, October 4th at 9pm ET/PT
Kitchen Stadium once again opens its doors in search of a new Iron Chef in the series The Next Iron Chef. Hosted by Alton Brown (Good Eats, Iron Chef America), the reality competition will challenge ten top chefs from around the country in a series of demanding situations, testing their culinary skills and toughness.

The ten contestants include:

Nate Appleman (Chef/Butcher, New York, NY)

Dominique Crenn (Chef de Cuisine, Luce at InterContinental San Francisco San Francisco, CA)

Brad Farmerie (Executive Chef, Double Crown, Madam Geneva, PUBLIC and The Monday
Room, New York, NY)
Amanda Freitag (Executive Chef, The Harrison, New York, NY)

Jose Garces (Executive Chef & Owner

Amada, Tinto, Distrito, Chifa, Philadelphia, PA)

Eric Greenspan (Executive Chef & Owner, The Foundry on Melrose, Los Angeles, CA)

Jehangir Mehta (Executive Chef & Owner, Graffiti, New York, NY)

Seamus Mullen (Executive Chef & Partner, Boqueria Flatiron and Boqueria Soho, New York, NY)

Holly Smith (Chef & Owner, Cafe Juanita and Poco Carretto Gelato, Kirkland, WA)

Roberto Trevio (Executive Chef & Owner, Budatai, San Juan, PR).
This season, the series will take the contestants from Los Angeles to Japan to New York to compete in the food fight of their professional lives.

They will be asked to create world culture dishes that represent a variety of cuisines. It could be working with exotic ingredients like jelly fish or creating their own international fast food the chefs must demonstrate their speed, artistry, innovation and leadership in each dish.

The contestants will be narrowed down until two remain to battle it out in Kitchen Stadium and earn the right to be called Iron Chef. The winner will join the ranks of Mario Batali, Cat Cora, Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto and Michael Symon and be launched into instant fame as a member of the Chairmans team on Iron Chef America.