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The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs

The Next Iron Chef returns for an all-new season of world-class chefs battling it out to win a slot on the most competitive cooking show on television. Through various culinary challenges, these chefs must prove that they have what it takes to be considered one of the greatest, most innovative chefs around. Tune in everyday starting on 14th January at 7:20pm.


Meet the chefs that will compete in Kitchen Stadium on The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs.



Anne Burrell (New York, New York.) is a New York-native, who has worked at some of the top restaurants and has battled alongside Mario Batali on Food Network's Iron Chef America. Anne eliminates the intimidation of restaurant dishes and reveals easy-to-master techniques for the at-home cook on her Food Network series, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef. Anne also co-hosts Worst Cooks in America.


Michael Chiarello (Napa Valley, Calif.) is an award-winning chef and owner of critically acclaimed Bottega restaurant in the Napa Valley. He has shaped his career into an acclaimed chef, highly-rated vintner, culinary & lifestyle trends pioneer, noted author, and Emmy-winning television host on Food Network and Cooking Channel.


Elizabeth Falkner (San Francisco, Calif.) was once known for all things dessert and is now widely acknowledged to span both savory and pastry at her restaurants. Her bakery Citizen cake was an immediate success and was awarded a Michelin recommendation. She is also the chef and partner of Orson restaurant and bar. This skilled and renowned chef is known for her cake masterpieces with dramatic, architectural structures.


Alex Guarnaschelli (New York, NY) can boast a hefty culinary career, working in top Michelin-rated restaurants. She has worked in some of the U.S' top restaurants including esteemed chef Guy Savoy's eponymous three-star kitchen. She has two NYC restaurants, Butter and the Darby. She's also the host of Food Network's Alex's Day Off and a judge on Chopped.


Chuck Hughes (Montreal, Canada) is the multitalented owner and chef of Montreal hot spot Garde Manger. His unbridled passion for entertaining translates into both unforgettable food and television. He also hosts Chuck's Day Off on the U.S.'s Cooking Channel. Last year, he bested Bobby Flay as a challenger on Iron Chef America.



Robert Irvine (Hilton Head Island, NC) has more than 25 years in the culinary profession, cooking his way through through the world, in hotels and on the high seas. He is the host of Restaurant: Impossible and Dinner: Impossible and also owns Robert Irvine Eat! restaurant on Hilton Head Island. He's no stranger to competition, having faced off in Season 2 of Worst Cooks in America.


Beau MacMillan (Phoenix, Arizona) is Executive Chef of Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain and its signature restaurant Elements. He has cooked in some of America's most distinguished kitchens and was victorious in Kitchen Stadium as an Iron Chef America challenger against Iron Chef Bobby Flay.


Spike Mendelsohn (Washington, D.C.) is a Montreal native trained in classic French cooking and hosts an impressive history of cooking with some of the top French chefs, such as Gerard Boyer at Les Crayeres and Thomas Keller at Bouchon. He now resides in Washington D.C. and is the owner of Good Stuff Eatery and We the Pizza. He got his first taste of Kitchen Stadium last year as a challenger on Iron Chef America


Marcus Samuelsson(New York, New York) is an award-winning chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, philanthropist and food activist. He is the chef-owner of Red Rooster Harlem, which celebrates one of New York City's most culturally rich neighborhoods. He serves as a judge on Food Network's Chopped and 24 Hour Restaurant Battle.



Geoffrey Zakarian (New York, New York) has been an arbiter of style and an accomplished chef who has worked some of the country's top kitchens for over 25 years. He has two renowned restaurants in NYC, The National and The Lambs Club. He's also on the judging panel for Chopped and 24 Hour Restaurant Battle.


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