On Sunday, November 4, Chris Cosentino (Executive Chef and Owner, Incanto, San Francisco) was the sixth chef to be eliminated from The Next Iron Chef leaving Cleveland’s own Michael Symon and boy-of-the-bayou John Besh from New Orleans left to battle it out in kitchen stadium for the title of Iron Chef, in the sizzling finale airing Sunday, November 11 at 9 pm ET/PT.
Who will reign supreme? Tune in this Sunday, November 11, as the remaining two chefs walk into the hallowed halls of Kitchen Stadium to complete their final test:
With the Chairman looking on and host Alton Brown (Iron Chef America) commentating from the side, the two finalists compete in a head-to-head final showdown by commencing in an official Iron Chef America battle. After a new panel of surprise guest judges evaluates their food, one of the chefs will be selected as the winner and become the new Iron Chef!
The Next Iron Chef took the contestants from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY to Europe with the help of international airline Lufthansa – to compete in the food fight of their professional lives.
Over the course of the show, the judges Michael Ruhlman (James Beard Foundation Award-winning author, cookbook author and food writer), Andrew Knowlton (Restaurant Editor of Bon Appetit magazine) and Donatella Arpaia (restaurateur and owner of acclaimed New York City restaurants davidburke&donatella and Anthos) ask the chefs to demonstrate a wide variety of skills to see who will become the last chef standing.
The winner will be revealed during the series finale on Sunday, November 11, at 9 pm ET/PT and will begin their reign as Iron Chef in a special Thanksgiving-themed episode of Iron Chef America on Sunday, November 18, 2007.
The Next Iron Chef is produced by Triage Entertainment in conjunction with Food Network and is based partially on the format Iron Chef owned by Fuji Television Network, Inc.