The Quest for the Most-Coveted Culinary Title Returns with All-New Series "Iron Chef Gauntlet"

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14 April 2017
Iron Chef Gauntlet
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 "Iron Chef Gauntlet"
Premieres Sunday, April 16 at 9 PM ET/PT on Food Network

          “Iron Chef Gauntlet” is an elite competition that will see seven of the most-renowned culinary superstars face off in the hopes of securing the ultimate culinary title: Iron Chef. But for a chance at this coveted crown, these hopeful challengers will have to prevail over not just each other, though that’s indeed a crucial element to success. After five weeks of Chairman’s Challenges, judged by Kitchen Stadium guru Alton Brown, and all-or-nothing Secret Ingredient Showdowns, the last chef standing will enter a three-ringed gauntlet.
          It’s in that pressure-packed finale that the remaining challenger will put his or her culinary skills on the line and battle not one, not two, but three Iron Chefs — Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto and Michael Symon — with as many Secret Ingredients. To reign supreme on Iron Chef Gauntlet and earn the title of Iron Chef, that contender must demonstrate not just personal and professional discipline, but also a keen understanding and obvious mastery of that which every Iron Chef is judged against: taste, presentation and creativity.

Upcoming episodes include:
“Into the Wild” - For the first Chairman's Challenge, Alton Brown jump-starts the proceedings by serving up an array of wild ingredients, and the chefs must use their expert techniques to make a top-tier dish.

“Nose to Tail” - The six remaining chefs are greeted by Alton Brown, and he goes hog-wild with his second Chairman's Challenge. Each competitor must showcase and transform the offerings.
“Sweet and Savory” -  An Iron Chef must be adaptable, so the Chairman's Challenge offers up a combination of ingredients that will be bittersweet for one chef. All items are first-come, first-served.
“Five Ingredients” - Embracing the idea of less is more, Alton Brown puts the creativity of the remaining chefs to the test by having them pare down their ingredients.
“The Gauntlet” - The last chef standing has the Iron Chef title in sight, but he or she must first run the three-round gauntlet against legendary Iron Chefs Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto and Michael Symon
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