Iron Chef America

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Iron Chef America
Premiere April 23, 2004
Finale
Airs On hiatus
Creator
Host Alton Brown
Network Food Network
Style 60-minute cooking competition
Company Triage Entertainment
Seasons 10 + 1 miniseries
Episodes 167 + 11 (through season 9)
Status On hiatus
Origin US

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

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Mark Dacascos The Chairman 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Alton Brown Host/Commentator 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Kevin Brauch Floor Reporter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Mario Batali Iron Chef 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Cat Cora Iron Chef 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Bobby Flay Iron Chef 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Masaharu Morimoto Iron Chef 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Michael Symon Iron Chef 6 7 8

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 October 8, 2006 24
Season Four February 11, 2007 May 27, 2007 10
Season Five July 29, 2007 January 20, 2008 12
Season Six January 6, 2008 September 7, 2008 18
Season Seven October 5, 2008 November 8, 2009 28
Season Eight January 1, 2010 December 12, 2010 31
Season Nine January 2, 2011 November 13, 2011 20
Season Ten November 27, 2011 September 16, 2012 45

In-Depth

DVD Releases

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

External Sites