July 31, 2009 09:01 AM by Britteny Elrick
This fall The Next Iron Chef will take ten new contestants around the world from Los Angeles to Japan as they are challenged tocreate various world cuisines. They willbe challenged both physically and mentally as theymust work with exotic and local ingredients such as jelly fish to create their own spin on international dishes. Wait, I thought that could kill you? Chef Alton Brown will return to host the competition, which will premiere Sunday, October 4 at 9 pm ET/PT on the Food Network. Keep reading for more details on the premiere and to find out the identity of the ten chefs!
Bob Tuschman, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production for Food Networksaid of the upcoming season,”It’s thrilling to see what these ten top chefs can create when pushed to their limits in this series. These world class chefs display extraordinary culinary skills and creativity as they battle it out for the supreme title of Iron Chef.”
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) and Roberto TreviÃƒo (Executive Chef & Owner, Budatai, San Juan, PR).
The final twocontestants will eventually 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 Chairman’s team on Iron Chef America.
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