Unforgettable Moments from Iron Chef Showdown

Go behind the scenes of all the action and drama in Kitchen Stadium.

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Photo By: Anders Krusberg

Battle Mushrooms

There's fungus among us here at Kitchen Stadium, and that's a good thing. Battle Mushrooms unfolds with a key task: highlighting an ingredient that's typically a supporting player in a way that makes it feel like the starring role.

Toast 2.0

Chef David Schlosser delivered not only a mushroom-forward presentation, but he did so with genuine creativity. Instead of featuring them atop typical toast, he used thick-cut pieces of white sweet potatoes as the vehicle, which impressed Alton. Ultimately, Chef Schlosser earned the right to continue, advancing to the second round to face off against Iron Chef Michael Symon.

Battle Holstein Beef

Full of hearty and fatty, flavorful marbling, Holstein beef allowed both competitors the chance to showcase a deeply savory ingredient.

Meat Man

No stranger to hunks of meat, Iron Chef Symon was in his element with this Secret ingredient. He offered several preparations, including a massive prime rib, which he presented atop flaming hay.

Bone-In Cake

Despite the deeply savory element of Holstein beef, both competitors offered sweet dessert-style dishes. Iron Chef Symon's chocolate cake was laced with beef fat and served in hollowed-out marrow bones, and it earned rave reviews from the judges.

Victorious Again

With one of the winningest records in Kitchen Stadium, Iron Chef Symon proved his top-notch chops yet again this week when he ousted his rival by a whopping 11 points.

Battle Corn: Lobster Intuition

Alton told Chef Kerney that he had a hunch the competitor's lobster would be overcooked. And sure enough, it was. But lucky for the Round 1 hopeful, it didn't stop him from advancing to the Round 2 battle versus Iron Chef Bobby Flay.

Battle Thanksgiving Leftovers: It's Time to Feast

We haven't witnessed a Thanksgiving-themed battle in Kitchen Stadium in five yearsl, and let's just say that the bounty of turkey-day eats made. us. hungry.

Battle Thanksgiving Leftovers: A Legend Returns

With the grace and speed of a longtime Iron Chef, Bobby Flay settled right into the familiar rhythm of the battle, wasting no time in doling out tasks to his sous chefs and taking on a pile of prep work for himself.

Battle Thanksgiving Leftovers: Healthy Holiday Competition

No matter the spirit of the season, both Iron Chef Flay and Chef Kerney were set on giving this Thanksgiving battle their all.

Battle Thanksgiving Leftovers: Thankful for Brains

Nothing says Thanksgiving feast quite like deep-fried veal brains, right?! This, um, unusual offering was part of Chef Kerney's menu — and the judges were mostly pleased with it.

Battle Thanksgiving Leftovers: Victorious Again

With a five-point victory over Chef Kerney, Iron Chef Flay proved that his cuisine reigned supreme tonight after presenting a five-course American menu with Thanksgiving leftovers at the helm.