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Apr 19, 2011 09:52 PM

Cheftestants announced for THE NEXT IRON CHEF AMERICA

From the Food Network Press Release:


Anne Burrell - Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, Worst Cooks in America (Food Network)

Michael Chiarello - Bottega Restaurant (Napa Valley), Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello (Cooking Channel)

Elizabeth Faulkner - Citizen Cake, Orson (San Francisco), Iron Chef America - challenger (Food Network)

Alex Guarnaschelli - Butter, The Darby (New York), Alex’s Day Off, Chopped (Food Network)

Chuck Hughes - Garde Manger (Montreal), Chuck’s Day Off (Cooking Channel), Iron Chef America - challenger (Food Network)

Robert Irvine - Robert Irvine’s eat! (Hilton Head Island), Dinner: Impossible, Restaurant: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America (Food Network)

Beau MacMillan - Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Phoenix), Challenge, Iron Chef America - challenger (Food Network)

Spike Mendelsohn - Good Stuff Eatery (Washington D.C.), Kelsey & Spike Cook (

Marcus Samuelsson - Red Rooster Harlem (New York), 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, Chopped (Food Network)

Geoffrey Zakarian - The National, The Lambs Club (New York), 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, Chopped (Food Network)


I can hardly wait. Should be a great competition.

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  1. No way! How did they get all those celebs to go for it against all those other celebs?
    I was hoping to see Chef's Anne and Robert because those two are a kick to watch together. That will be quite a season if true.

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    1. wow, Spike's got one hell of a publicist. how'd he wiggle his way into such an impressive lineup?

      thanks so much for posting this, ipse. looks like it's gonna be a great season. go Marcus!!

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      1. re: goodhealthgourmet

        Interesting how the press release doesn't note Spike's two turns on Top Chef, however. ;-)

        1. re: LindaWhit

          'course not. notice they didn't mention Marcus' TCM win either :)

      2. Go get 'em (again), Chuck!

        1. What an underwhelming lineup. And how does Spike manage to keep getting on TV?

          1. New chefs just like the old chefs. This game's over for me.