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.
With only three chefs remaining the challenges focus on how well they honor personal integrity and the integrity of their ingredients.
The chefs arrive in Tokyo and must complete a cooking challenge to showcase all five tastes: sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami.
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.
Adaptability is key when the chefs are given a secret ingredient moments before their cooking challenge begins.
The chefs are tasked to create a hybrid dish fusing Asian flavor and American sensibilities in an innovation challenge.
Nine remaining chefs are challenged to create their own unique spin on classic dishes from around the globe.
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.