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Season 9, Episode 10

Symon/Burrell vs. Cora/Irvine

The Chairman is turning down the temperature in Kitchen Stadium for a super-sized battle of culinary masters! Iron Chefs Symon and Cora both step in to battle along with Chef Anne Burrell and Chef Robert Irvine. They have what it takes to whip the Worst Cooks in America into shape, but can they handle the cold in Kitchen Stadium?

Sunday
May 14
10pm | 9c
Season 12, Episode 8

Ultimate Bar Food: Flay/Anderson vs. Morimoto/Majumdar

Iron Chefs paired with amateur cooks raise the bar on common food fare in a food fight brawl. Iron Chef Bobby Flay and actor Anthony Anderson take on Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and food writer Simon Majumdar. The judges are Billy Harris, Donatella Arpaia and Adam Fleischman.

Sunday
May 21
10pm | 9c
Season 12, Episode 7

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad 60's Meal

Iron Chefs paired with bartenders compete in a 60's meal melee, as Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and Jeremy Oertel face off against Iron Chef Marc Forgione and Natasha David. Judges are Willie Degel, Judy Joo and Simon Majumdar.

Wednesday
Jun 28
7pm | 6c
Season 0, Episode 19

Military Grill Battle

The branches of the United States military always work together to protect the country, but there also is an intense competitive spirit among the divisions of the armed forces. The Army, Navy and Marines move their rivalry to Kitchen Stadium and join forces with three Iron Chefs in the ultimate Military Grill Battle. Iron Chefs Morimoto, Symon and Cora travel to Hawaii where each will team with a well-seasoned cook from a different branch of the military. At the scenic and historic Marine Base Hawaii at Kane'ohe Bay on the island of Oahu, the Iron Chefs and their military cohorts must cook to impress a tough panel of judges highlighting the usage of a world class grill and a bounty of Hawaiian ingredients in their culinary arsenal.

Thursday
Jul 6
3am | 2c
Season 9, Episode 18

Symon vs. Johnson

Challenging Chef Wayne Johnson traded in an accounting career for a life in the kitchen. Can he count on a win against Iron Chef Michael Symon, or will his record be in the red?

Wednesday
Nov 29
2pm | 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?

Wednesday
Nov 29
4pm | 3c
Season 9, Episode 7

Symon vs. Mooking

Challenging Chef Roger Mooking is more than just a celebrated chef on the Toronto restaurant scene - he's an R&B sensation in his native Canada. Will he rock Iron Chef Symon's world, or will he walk away from Kitchen Stadium singing the blues?

Wednesday
Nov 29
7pm | 6c
Season 10, Episode 6

Flay/Vallodolid vs. Morimoto/Zimmern

Two Iron Chefs are teamed up with special guests in this All-Star Kitchen Stadium battle. Marcela Valladolid, who appears on Food Network's 'Mexican Made Easy' is paired with Iron Chef Bobby Flay; and Andrew Zimmern, of Travel Channel's 'Bizarre Foods,' joins Iron Chef Masuhara Morimoto. Judges are Penn Jillette, Donatella Arpaia Stewart and Simon Majumdar.

Wednesday
Dec 13
7pm | 6c
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.

Wednesday
Apr 18
11pm | 10c
Season 13, Episode 1

Izard vs. Blamey

It's the Chairman's special grill battle, and New York burger master, Chef Victoria Blamey, has a beef with Iron Chef Stephanie Izard. Judges Anthony Anderson and Judy Joo decide which chef makes the grade.

Sunday
Jun 3
6pm | 5c
Season 10, Episode 11

Zakarian vs. Schenker

Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian faces off against chef Jesse Schenker, chef and owner of Recette in New York. Judges are Julie White, Art Smith and Anya Fernald.

Sunday
Jul 8
11pm | 10c
Season 13, Episode 8

Forgione vs. Dang

Vietnamese Chef Thai Dang fishes for a win from the Chairman during his battle against Iron Chef Marc Forgione. Judges Jonathan Waxman and Tanya Holland will determine a winner.

Sunday
Jul 15
5pm | 4c
Season 13, Episode 6

Zakarian vs. Wolen

Chicago Chef Lee Wolen busts out of his shell for a battle against Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian that's anything but quiet. Judges Nancy Silverton and Simon Majumdar are on hand to determine the winner.

Sunday
Jul 15
10pm | 9c
Season 13, Episode 6

Zakarian vs. Wolen

Chicago Chef Lee Wolen busts out of his shell for a battle against Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian that's anything but quiet. Judges Nancy Silverton and Simon Majumdar are on hand to determine the winner.

Sunday
Jul 22
6pm | 5c
Season 13, Episode 5

Garces vs. Spence

Seattle Chef Carolynn Spence brings her Pacific Northwest cuisine into Kitchen Stadium to battle Iron Chef Jose Garces. Marcel Vigneron and Leslie Bargar Suter serve as judges in this crustaceous battle.

Sunday
Jul 22
10pm | 9c
Season 11, Episode 5

Flay vs. Thaimee

Iron Chef Bobby Flay faces off against Challenger Hong Thaimee. Chef Thaimee is Executive Chef at Ngam, a Thai restaurant in New York City. Judges are Troy Johnson, Ree Drummond and Josh Ozersky.

Sunday
Jul 22
11pm | 10c
Season 13, Episode 5

Garces vs. Spence

Seattle Chef Carolynn Spence brings her Pacific Northwest cuisine into Kitchen Stadium to battle Iron Chef Jose Garces. Marcel Vigneron and Leslie Bargar Suter serve as judges in this crustaceous battle.

Monday
Jul 23
1am | 12c
Season 11, Episode 5

Flay vs. Thaimee

Iron Chef Bobby Flay faces off against Challenger Hong Thaimee. Chef Thaimee is Executive Chef at Ngam, a Thai restaurant in New York City. Judges are Troy Johnson, Ree Drummond and Josh Ozersky.

Monday
Jul 23
2am | 1c

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.