Food Network reveals 'The Next Iron Chef' cast, to premiere October 4
By Christopher Rocchio, 07/30/2009
Food Network has revealed the identities of the 10 culinary contestants competing on The Next Iron Chef's second season, which will premiere Sunday, October 4 at 9PM ET/PT.
The Next Iron Chef's second season will follow a similar format to its Fall 2007 first season, as the 10 professional chefs will compete in a series of challenges that will have them creating dishes that represent a variety of world cultures and cuisines.
The contestants' creations will be judged by restaurateur Donatella Arpaia, food critic Jeffrey Steingarten and food consultant Anya Fernald -- who will narrow the filed down to two chefs who will then do battle in Kitchen Stadium and earn the right to be called "Iron Chef."
"It's thrilling to see what these 10 top chefs can create when pushed to their limits in this series," said Food Network executive Bob Tuschman. "These world class chefs display extraordinary culinary skills and creativity as they battle it out for the supreme title of 'Iron Chef.'"
Iron Chef America commentator and Food Network personality Alton Brown will reprise his The Next Iron Chef hosting role for the show's second season.