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Season 5, Episode 3

Cora vs. Richards

Chef Todd Richards enters Kitchen Stadium to challenge Iron Chef Cora. Will Chef Richards wow the judges with his culinary styling, or will Iron Chef Cora's cuisine reign supreme?


Judges
Karine Bakhoum
Cady Huffman
Jeffrey Steingarten


Challenger stats: Chef Richards
From: Chicago, Ill.

Restaurants: The Oakroom (AAA 5 Diamond, Louisville Ky.), Soleil (The Ritz Carlton Palm Beach), Atlanta Grill (Ritz Carlton, Atlanta), Spice Restaurant (Atlanta), Villa Christina (Atlanta), The Café now Park 75 (The Four Seasons, Atlanta)

Cuisine: Ethnic based dishes with futuristic presentations

Interests: Music (writing, performing, DJ), photography

Ideal secret ingredient: From the potential list that was given: bay scallops number one because they are in season, carrots number two as it presents more challenges, morel number three as they are out of season and very difficult to find

Culinary inspirations: My father, my line cooks, EL Bulli, menus that explain themselves, culinary photography

Ideal judge: One who understands where food is going and how it is rooted in where it came from

Culinary secret weapon: Chef Duane Nutter, Chef Blake Kollker

Favorite restaurant: Morimoto (New York), Alinea Restaurant (Chicago), Hakkasan (Soho London), Mr. J’s Burgers (Chicago)

Favorite food: Sushi, dishes that make culinary sense, my father's red beans and Rice

Food you won't go near: Spoiled, rotten

Weirdest thing you've ever eaten: After you eat it more than once it's not weird anymore; but maybe cow brains

Favorite food destination: Chicago, London, California, New York

Alternative dream job: Honestly, I don't feel I have worked a "job" a day in my life.


Monday
Aug 1
8pm | 7c
Season 2, Episode 6

Morimoto vs. Douglas

The Chairman pits two acclaimed seafood aficionados against each other. Iron Chef Morimoto vs. acclaimed Seattle chef, Tom Douglas. See whose cuisine reigns supreme!

Tuesday
Aug 2
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 13

Cora vs. Campanaro

The Chairman welcomes New York chef Joey Campanaro to Kitchen Stadium. Iron Chef Cat Cora is challenged to a battle you won’t forget!

Thursday
Aug 11
8pm | 7c
Season 8, Episode 19

Cora Vs. Smith

Chef Holly Smith enters kitchen stadium to take on Iron Chef Cat Cora. With Chef Smith's Northern Italian cuisine and Iron Chef Cora's Mediterranean twist, the judges have an interesting culinary battle to deliberate over. Tune in to see whose cuisine reigns supreme!

Wednesday
Sep 21
8pm | 7c
Season 9, Episode 8

Flay vs. Stein

It's the Windy City vs. the Big Apple when Chicago-based Chef Todd Stein enters Kitchen Stadium to take on Iron Chef Bobby Flay. Who's cuisine will reign supreme?

Saturday
Mar 17
8pm | 7c
Season 8, Episode 17

Morimoto vs. Hines

Celebrated Seattle Chef Maria Hines enters kitchen stadium to challenge the master himself, Iron Chef Morimoto. Will Chef Hines be able to stand the heat of Kitchen Stadium, or will she leave with the bitter taste of defeat in her mouth? Tune in to see whose cuisine reigns supreme.

Saturday
Dec 15
11pm | 10c
Season 0, Episode 17

Morimoto vs. Symon Holiday Battle

Two Iron Chefs face off in this Holiday Battle -- Masaharu Morimoto and Michael Symon. Judges are Candice Kumai, Karl Wente and Donatella

Saturday
Dec 22
11pm | 10c
Season 11, Episode 1

Flay vs. Pham

Iron Chef Bobby Flay faces off against Challenger Viet Pham. Chef Pham is co-owner of Forage, an award-winning restaurant in Salt Lake City. Judges are Simon Majumdar, Donatella Arpaia and Ben Sargent.

Saturday
Jan 12
5pm | 4c
Season 10, Episode 22

Forgione vs. McClain

Iron Chef Marc Forgione faces off against challenger Shawn McClain, the executive chef at Sage, at Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Martin Yan, Ching-He Huang and Adam Richman are the judges for this battle.

Sunday
Mar 17
2am | 1c
Season 10, Episode 4

Flay vs. Hastings

Iron Chef Bobby Flay faces off against Challenger Chris Hastings, chef and owner at Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, Alabama. Judges are Anthony Anderson, Donatella Arpaia Stewart and Simon Majumdar.

Saturday
Aug 10
5pm | 4c
Season 11, Episode 19

Garces vs. Bissonnette

Iron Chef Jose Garces faces off against challenger Jamie Bissonnette. Chef Bissonnette, a former "Chopped" champion, is chef/owner of Coppa and Toro restaurants in Boston. Judges are Judy Joo, John T. Edge and Karine Bakhoum.

Sunday
Sep 8
2am | 1c
Season 9, Episode 9

Symon vs. Hearst

Chef Emma Hearst is the youngest challenger ever to enter Kitchen Stadium! She challenges old pro Iron Chef Michael Symon. Will youth and exuberance trump age and experience?

Thursday
May 15
4am | 3c
Season 10, Episode 4

Flay vs. Hastings

Iron Chef Bobby Flay faces off against Challenger Chris Hastings, chef and owner at Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham, Alabama. Judges are Anthony Anderson, Donatella Arpaia Stewart and Simon Majumdar.

Saturday
Sep 27
4am | 3c

About the Show

Based upon the Japanese cult sensation, Iron Chef America carries on the legend of Kitchen Stadium and the famed "secret ingredient." Each week, world-class chefs battle the legendary Iron Chefs of America: Bobby Flay, Mario Batali, Masaharu Morimoto, Cat Cora, Jose Garces, Michael Symon, Marc Forgione and Geoffrey Zakarian. Alton Brown serves as Commentator and Mark Dacascos is Chairman.

About the Host

Alton Brown

Alton Brown, host of Good Eats, appears regularly on Food Network Star, Iron Chef America and Cutthroat Kitchen.