Chefs from all over the world come to Kitchen Stadium to do culinary battle with one of Chairman Kaga's "Iron Chefs." Both the challenger and the Iron Chef have one hour to prepare a meal in which each course must prominently include the featured ingredient for that day's show. After the meals are prepared, a panel of judges samples both meals and determines who has made the better meal. Throughout the cook-off, running commentary is made by two "sports-casters" in a booth and one floor reporter. Written by
Jason A. Cormier
Did You Know?
Only one American challenger stepped up to defeat an Iron Chef. Ron Siegel, then of Charles Nob Hill in San Francisco, defeated Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai in Battle Lobster. See more
Who takes it? Whose cuisine reigns supreme?