Iron Chef America

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Iron Chef America
Premiere March 6, 2015
Airs Sundays at 10PM
Host Alton Brown
Network Food Network
Style 60-minute cooking competition
Company Triage Entertainment
Seasons 13 + 1 miniseries
Episodes 213 + 13 specials(through season 12)
Status Currently airing season 13
Origin USA

Iron Chef America is a cooking competition that is broadcast on Food Network. The series is an American remake of the Japanese series Iron Chef, which Food Network also broadcast during its early years. The series also follows Iron Chef USA, a failed remake by UPN. It series began as Iron Chef America: Battle of the Masters, a special miniseries which pitted famous chefs against original Iron Chefs.

Like Iron Chef, each episode is a competition between one challenger and one "Iron Chef," a highly esteemed chef employed by "The Chairman," a man purported to be the nephew of Chairman Takeshi Kaga from the original series. Each competitor creates a several course meal based around a secret ingredient unveiled at the beginning of the battle. While they cook, host Alton Brown and floor reporter Kevin Brauch give running commentary with some insights given by a panel of guest judges.

Contents

Cast

Person Character Duration
Main Cast 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Mark Dacascos The Chairman * * * * * * * * * * * *
Alton Brown Host/Commentator * * * * * * * * * * * *
Kevin Brauch Floor Reporter * * * * * * * * * * * *
Mario Batali Iron Chef * * * * * *
Cat Cora Iron Chef * * * * * * * * * *
Bobby Flay Iron Chef * * * * * * * * * * * *
Masaharu Morimoto Iron Chef * * * * * * * * * * * *
Michael Symon Iron Chef * * * * * * * *
Jose Garces Iron Chef * * * * *
Marc Forgione Iron Chef * * * *
Geoffrey Zakarian Iron Chef * * *
Alexandra Guarnaschelli Iron Chef * *

Miniseries

Season  Premiere Finale #
Food Network
Battle of the Masters April 23, 2004 April 25, 2004 4 + 1

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
Food Network
Season One January 16, 2005 April 3, 2005 10
Season Two July 10, 2005 January 22, 2006 14
Season Three February 26, 2006 January 21, 2007 24
Season Four February 11, 2007 May 27, 2007 10
Season Five July 29, 2007 January 20, 2008 10 + 2
Season Six January 6, 2008 September 7, 2008 18
Season Seven October 5, 2008 November 8, 2009 24 + 4
Season Eight January 1, 2010 December 12, 2010 30 + 1
Season Nine January 2, 2011 November 27, 2011 19 + 1
Season Ten December 11, 2011 October 14, 2012 23 + 3
Season Eleven December 30, 2012 September 15, 2013 20 + 2
Season Twelve October 12, 2013 September 6, 2014 11
Season Thirteen May 20, 2018

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Battle of the Masters October 16, 2006 3

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