Mark Dacascos, acting as the nephew of Takeshi Kaga, the Chairman of the Gourmet Academy in the Japanese "Iron Chef", establishes a Gourmet Academy in America.
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Chairman Kaga has deemed America worthy of having its own Kitchen Stadium. He has sent his nephew to head the American stadium. In these four battles, three new American Iron Chefs take on two of the original Iron Chefs, including a tag-team battle with a special twist! Written by Greg Gilbert

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Chairman Mark Dacascos bites an apple at the beginning of each episode to pay homage to the original Iron Chef, where Chairman Kaga bites a pepper. See more »

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Referenced in Dancing with the Stars: Round Seven (2009) See more »

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Iron Chef America sucks..
6 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sorry guys, but it sucks. Here's the straight dope: The Chefs are not as versatile or as good as the truly awesome Japanese Iron Chefs (Bobby Flay most especially is a not an Iron Chef. He really isn't good enough). The critics aren't that critical. They all seem happy just to be getting free food and being on TV. The chairman knows nothing about what he is doing or food. The special ingredients are more often than not, not that special. The narration is kind of annoying. The narrators comments aren't that great and often really corny.

Some board of executives over at Food Network obviously recognized the potential of the original Iron Chef, but the idea was then passed down to a team and the end result is a poor, washed out version of a truly great show, being the original Japanese Iron Chef. Iron Chef Japan was the "Iron Chef". Iron Chef America is kind of like fast food.


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