Sneak Peek: Next Iron Chef All-Stars

Get an inside look at the star-studded competition on Next Iron Chef, season 4.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

The Rival Chefs

Before their first challenge, the 10 rival all-star chefs are all buddy-buddy. Many know each other well from years on the food scene.

Alton's Big Reveal

Alton Brown presents the first challenge of the all-star season.

Choose Your Fate

The rivals draw their assignments.

Welcome to Your Kitchen

These rival chefs are ready for twists and turns — we doubt any of them are surprised to be cooking outside the kitchen. They arrive at their challenge destination ready to roll.

Pork-tastic

The first challenge involves an ingredient beloved by many a chef: pig.

Team Hughes and Chiarello

Chuck Hughes gets the fire going while his teammate Michael Chiarello butchers the pig.

Team Guarnaschelli and Faulkner

Alex Guarnaschelli and Elizabeth Faulkner stay focused.

Team Burrell and Irvine

Challenge teammates Anne Burrell and Robert Irvine have competed against each other many times before — on Chopped All-Stars and Worst Cooks.

Team Mendelsohn and Samuelsson

Spike Mendelsohn and Marcus Samuelsson await go-time.

Judges Dig In

This season, Judy Joo joins veteran judges Michael Symon and Simon Majumdar and host Alton Brown.

Alton's Take

Alton jots down a few thoughts about the next challenge.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Alton and the judges take notes on a baseball field. What's in store for the rivals?

Movie Snacks

Get ready for lots of fun challenges like this one, involving movie concession fare.

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