Episode 2: Innovation
A MEATLOAF MISS
"It wasn't my day. You can say you're the best chef in your kitchen, but here it's a whole different ball game." Chef Pagan
The competition escalates among the remaining nine chefs when host Alton Brown presents a challenge to test their innovation. The contenders arrive at a coffee shop for the Secret Ingredient Challenge where they must create two innovative dishes using a duo of American breakfast favorites: coffee and doughnuts. In the Chairman's Challenge, the chefs have one grueling hour to innovate classic diner fare like meatloaf and corned beef hash to Iron Chef-quality cuisine. The finalists frantically cook up their improved diner dishes, and another chef leaves at the end of the challenge.
The rivals show innovation through American comfort food, from a coffee shop breakfast challenge to a showdown of diner staples.
Coffee and Doughnuts! The chefs must create new spins on this breakfast combo, then tackle classic diner fare in the Chairman's Challenge.
Whose diner dish reigns supreme? Judge Symon calls Chef Forgione's reinvented chicken pot pie "sensational."
Get personal with the rival chefs and judge Simon Majumdar on our blog, the FN Dish.
Which rival would you want to see battling it out in Kitchen Stadium as the newest Iron Chef?