Insider Snapshots from Iron Chef America: Tournament of Champions

Browse photos from Food Network's Iron Chef America: Tournament of Champions to see the Chairman's elite culinary superstars face off against each other for the first time in hopes of claiming Kitchen Stadium supremacy.

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Photo By: Janet Rhodes ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Round 1, Battle 1: Zakarian vs. Guarnaschelli

Before earning her own Iron Chef jacket after a hard-fought win on The Next Iron Chef: Redemption, Alex Guarnaschelli was one of Geoffrey Zakarian's Kitchen Stadium sous chefs. In this tournament, they'll have to put their collaborative past behind them if they want to outcook each other and advance to the next round.

Heat of Battle

Between having to run around the kitchen fetching Secret Ingredients, cooking over a hot stove and competing against a fellow Iron Chef in an elimination-round tournament, it's no wonder that Iron Chef Zakarian has broken out into a subtle sweat during this pressure-packed battle.

Steady Focus

Iron Chef Guarnaschelli maintains her signature focus while prepping an element of one of her five dishes for the judges' panel.

Keeping Watch

Host Alton Brown relies on multiple camera shots being fed to the several computer screens in front of him to stay up-to-date on the unfolding action in Kitchen Stadium.

Round 1, Battle 2: Forgione vs. Garces

Next Iron Chef victors in Seasons 2 and 3, respectively, Iron Chefs Forgione and Garces are no strangers to all-or-nothing battles. If they want to advance to the third round of competition, they'll have to outcook each other and impress the panel with Champion-worthy offerings.

Controlled Fire

Just a splash of alcohol is all that's needed to ignite a roaring flame on Iron Chef Forgione's side of the kitchen.

On-the-Spot Interview

In the midst of a hectic battle, Iron Chef Garces makes time for a brief chat with floor reporter Kevin Brauch, who's stopped by Iron Chef Garces' station to check on the progress of his dishes and his plans for the Secret Ingredient.

Round 2, Battle 1

Iron Chef Michael Symon will face off against the victor from the first battle in Round 1 between Iron Chefs Guarnaschelli and Zakarian.

Round 2, Battle 2

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto will face off against the victor from the second battle in Round 1 between Iron Chefs Forgione and Garces.

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