The Next Iron Chef

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Sunday 9:00 PM on Food Network Premiered Oct 07, 2007 Between Seasons

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Episode Guide

    • Episode 1
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      10
      The chefs arrive at the Culinary Institute of America.
    • Speed and Artistry
      Speed and Artistry
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      10/7/07
      9.3
      Alton Brown and the Chairman greet the contestants who wish to be the Next Iron Chef. After they explore their surroundings (the Culinary Institute of America), they are given their first two tests.
    • Integrity
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/15/09
      9.1

      With only three chefs remaining the challenges focus on how well they honor personal integrity and the integrity of their ingredients.

    • Lead and Inspire
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      11/4/07
      9.1
      The remaining three travel to Paris to continue the competition. The chefs' challenge is to create a gourmet meal for a United States' ambassador.
    • Umami (Deliciousness)
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/8/09
      9.0

      The chefs arrive in Tokyo and must complete a cooking challenge to showcase all five tastes: sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami.

    • Passion/Respect
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      12/22/12
      9.0

      The remaining chefs demonstrate their passion and respect for cooking.

    • Attain Greatness
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      11/11/07
      9.0
      The final two battle it out in Kitchen Stadium. The set-up is almost identical to a real Iron Chef showdown.
    • Resourcefulness
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/21/07
      8.9
      The chefs next test starts at the Culinary Institute but ends outdoors. The contestants secretly choose ingredients for their fellow participants, and then must use limited kitchen supplies and pantry items to create a delicious item.
    • Interpretation
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      10/11/09
      8.9

      Nine remaining chefs are challenged to create their own unique spin on classic dishes from around the globe.

    • Pressure
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      11/1/09
      8.9

      A guest chef arrives to test the contestants on how well they can handle pressure. Later, two chefs are eliminated and the final four learn pack up their bags and head for one of the world's culinary hot spots.

    • Fearlessness
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      10/4/09
      8.9

      Host Alton Brown welcomes 10 renowned chefs to Los Angeles as they all compete to be named the next Iron Chef. The first two challenges test the contestants memory and fearlessness in the kitchen.

    • Innovation
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/18/09
      8.8

      The chefs are tasked to create a hybrid dish fusing Asian flavor and American sensibilities in an innovation challenge.

    • Transcendence
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      12/16/12
      8.8

      Chef pairs create a Vegas buffet transcendent in flavor and presentation.

    • Part 2: Simplicity and Innovation
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      10/14/07
      8.7
      Alton assigns the chefs their next tasks: simplicity and innovation. The chefs must create one perfect bite that reveals their culinary viewpoint.
    • Finale
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      11/22/09
      8.7

      The two finalists arrive in Kitchen stadium for their final challenge, a head-to-head battle featuring a secret ingredient. The winner is crowned the newest Iron Chef.

    • Innovation
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/10/10
      8.5

      The nine remaining chefs are challenged to get inspiration from a coffee house to makeone dish using doughnuts and one using coffee. Later in the Chairman's Challenge, chefs must innovate classic american diner fare to the level of Iron Chef cuisine.

    • Let's All Go to the Lobby
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      11/13/11
      8.5

      Chefs are challenged to create one savory and one sweet dish using a movie theatre snack as the main ingredients.

    • Fusion
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      12/9/12
      8.5

      The chefs must fuse unusual ingredients into dishes worthy of an Iron Chef.

    • Adaptability
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/25/09
      8.3

      Adaptability is key when the chefs are given a secret ingredient moments before their cooking challenge begins.

    • Ingenuity
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      10/3/10
      8.3
      Ten esteemed chefs arrive in Los Angeles to compete to become the next Iron Chef. Their first Secret Ingredient Challenge requires the chefs to create a sandwich that expresses their personality. In their first Chairman's Challenge, the chefs find themselves cooking on a beach using the one ingredient they would want if they were stranded on a desert island.moreless
    • Inspiration
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      11/7/10
      8.0

      After the competition moves to Las Vegas, chefs must complete a wedding party dish using the Secret Ingredient chocolate. Later in the Chairman Challenge, chefs are challenged to create dishes presentedbuffet-style.

    • Resourcefulness
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/17/10
      8.0

      In the resourcefulness themed Secret Ingredient Challenge, the remaining eight chefs must make a tasty snack using pickles. Later, the chefs go fishing and must cook whatever they catch.

    • Risk
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      12/2/12
      8.0

      The chefs' ingredients are so large, they're transported in freight trucks.

    • Hamptons Beach Cookout
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      12/11/11
      8.0

      The four remaining chefs are tasked with making a three-course seafood dinner for a party of 20 in the Hamptons.

    • New York on a Plate
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      11/27/11
      8.0

      The six remaining chefs are challenged to create a dish that tells the story of specific NY sites.

    • Food is Funny
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      11/20/11
      8.0

      Chefs must create dishes using ingredients picked "Improv"-style at a comedy club.

    • Transformation
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/24/10
      8.0

      In the "Transformation" Secret Ingredient Challenge chefs must transform traditional condiments into a unique dish. Later, chefs arrive at the San Deigo Fair and must use ingredients from the concession stands.

    • Seduction
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      11/14/10
      8.0

      The remaining chefs are challenged to make a seductive snack and cocktail in a half hour. In the Chairman's Challenge, chefs must create a three-course meal using luxurious ingredients.

    • Honor
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      11/21/10
      8.0

      The final two chefs head to New York City and compete in a Thanksgiving-themed showdown.

    • Innovation
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      11/10/12
      8.0

      The chefs reimagine and create innovative takes on international classics.

    • Respect
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/31/10
      8.0

      In the first challenge, chefs are challenged to show respect to the potatoand create a dish with it in 45 minutes. Later in the Chairman's Challenge chefs must create four dishes, one representing America's North, South, East and West.

    • Resourcefulness
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      11/4/12
      8.0

      In the season opener, ten well-known chefs must cook on "redemption beach" using the ingredient that sent them packing from their previous competitions.

    • Creativity Under Pressure
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/28/07
      7.7
      The final four must create a first class meal for passengers on Lufthansa airlines. This means a harried trip to Germany as the chefs struggle to create gourmet offerings in the airline's catering facility.
    • Food Auction
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      12/4/11
      7.5

      The remaining 5 chefs must bid on the amount of time they can cook one of five mystery ingredients.

    • Simplicity
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      11/17/12
      7.5

      The chefs show simplicity by interpreting opponents' personalities in food.

    • Transformation
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      11/24/12
      7.5

      The chefs' task: the transformation of "unworthy" food into Iron Chef fare.

    • Primal: Heat and Meat
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      10/30/11
      5.7

      First chefs break up into teams of two and compete outdoors using basic ingredients to create "Iron Chef"-worthy dishes. In the end, the losing team faces off in a secret ingredient challenge with the loser going home.

    • Holiday Meal
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      12/18/11
      4.5

      The final two chefs compete in kitchen stadium and must create three holiday dishes.

    • Take Me Out to the Ballgame
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      11/6/11
      4.5

      At Petco Park in San Diego, the chefs are challenged to transform ballpark food into Iron Chef-worthy dishes.

    • Episode 5
      Episode 5
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      0.0
      The last three chefs fly to Paris for the next challenge: Lead & Inspire.
    • Episode 4
      Episode 4
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      0.0
      The remaining four chefs travel to Germany for their next challenge.
    • Episode 3
      Episode 3
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      0.0
      The chefs have to learn all about resourcefulness in their next test.
    • Episode 2
      Episode 2
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      0.0
      The chefs' next two tests have to do with simplicity and innovation.