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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.

Sunday
May 7
10pm | 9c
Season 11, Episode 8

Tournament 3 TBD vs. Symon

In this second round of the Tournament of Champions, an Iron chef winner from round one battles Iron Chef Michael Symon. The judges for this battle are Ree Drummond, Aaron Sanchez and Trisha Yearwood.

Wednesday
Jun 21
6pm | 5c
Season 9, Episode 8

Flay vs. Stein

It's the Windy City vs. the Big Apple when Chicago-based Chef Todd Stein enters Kitchen Stadium to take on Iron Chef Bobby Flay. Who's cuisine will reign supreme?

Wednesday
Jul 5
2pm | 1c
Season 8, Episode 14

Symon vs. Mendelsohn

Food 2 personality Spike Mendelsohn enters Kitchen Stadium to take on Iron Chef Michael Symon. Will Spike's flare in the kitchen win over the judges or will he fall flat to Iron Chef Symon's bold cuisine? Tune in to see whose cuisine reigns supreme!

Wednesday
Nov 29
5pm | 4c
Season 11, Episode 12

Morimoto vs. Cantu

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto faces off against Challenger Homaro Cantu. When Chef Cantu and Iron Chef Morimoto last met in Kitchen Stadium, Chef Cantu won by a single point, and there's a grudge to settle. Judges are Donatella Arpaia, David Rocco, Kaley Cuoco.

Wednesday
Dec 6
2pm | 1c
Season 10, Episode 2

Flay vs. Allegretti

Iron Chef Bobby Flay faces off against challenger Alain Allegretti, executive chef at La Promenade des Anglais in New York City. Judges are Simon Majumdar, Cady Huffman and Candice Kumai

Wednesday
Dec 13
6pm | 5c
Season 8, Episode 15

Symon/Psilakis vs. Carro Brothers

Italian brothers Nicola and Fabrizio Carro enter kitchen stadium to take on Iron Chef Michael Symon paired with Chef Michael Psilakis. Will the brothers take down the Michael's with their classic cuisine, or will Symon and Psilakis wow the judges with their paired dishes? Tune in to see whose cuisine reigns supreme!

Wednesday
Dec 20
5pm | 4c
Season 8, Episode 5

Symon vs. Vetri

Chef Marc Vetri of Philadelphia's Vetri Italian restaurant enters kitchen stadium to take on Iron Chef Michael Symon. Will Vetri's treatment of the secret ingredient earn him a win, or will he fall to Iron Chef Symon's cuisine? Tune in to see whose cuisine reigns supreme!

Wednesday
Jan 10
6pm | 5c
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
Apr 4
11pm | 10c
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.

Thursday
Apr 5
2am | 1c
Season 11, Episode 3

Flay vs. Wexler

Iron Chef Bobby Flay faces off against Challenger Micah Wexler. Chef Wexler is a James Beard award semi-finalist for Rising Star Chef of the Year 2012. Judges are Anthony Anderson, Karine Bakhoum and Michael Ruhlman.

Wednesday
May 2
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
May 27
10pm | 9c
Season 11, Episode 15

Zakarian vs. Talde

Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian faces off against Challenger Dale Talde, the Executive Chef at Talde, an Asian-American restaurant in Brooklyn. The Judges for this battle are Anya Fernald, Martin Yan and Judy Joo.

Sunday
Jun 17
11pm | 10c
Season 13, Episode 9

Guarnaschelli vs. Williams

Boston Chef Douglass Williams makes the most of a little vegetable in a battle against Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. Ming-Na Wen and John T. Edge will determine which chef triumphs.

Sunday
Jun 24
6pm | 5c
Season 13, Episode 2

Izard vs. Battes

Chef Erik Battes -- a fruit of Iron Chef Morimoto's culinary tree -- applies modern takes to an ancient ingredient in a battle against Iron Chef Stephanie Izard. Michael Voltaggio and Ching-He Huang will determine the winner of this fierce competition.

Sunday
Jun 24
10pm | 9c
Season 9, Episode 8

Flay vs. Stein

It's the Windy City vs. the Big Apple when Chicago-based Chef Todd Stein enters Kitchen Stadium to take on Iron Chef Bobby Flay. Who's cuisine will reign supreme?

Sunday
Jun 24
11pm | 10c
Season 13, Episode 2

Izard vs. Battes

Chef Erik Battes -- a fruit of Iron Chef Morimoto's culinary tree -- applies modern takes to an ancient ingredient in a battle against Iron Chef Stephanie Izard. Michael Voltaggio and Ching-He Huang will determine the winner of this fierce competition.

Monday
Jun 25
1am | 12c
Season 9, Episode 8

Flay vs. Stein

It's the Windy City vs. the Big Apple when Chicago-based Chef Todd Stein enters Kitchen Stadium to take on Iron Chef Bobby Flay. Who's cuisine will reign supreme?

Monday
Jun 25
2am | 1c
Season 13, Episode 2

Izard vs. Battes

Chef Erik Battes -- a fruit of Iron Chef Morimoto's culinary tree -- applies modern takes to an ancient ingredient in a battle against Iron Chef Stephanie Izard. Michael Voltaggio and Ching-He Huang will determine the winner of this fierce competition.

Sunday
Jul 1
6pm | 5c
Season 13, Episode 3

Zakarian vs. Darin

Chef Fernando Darin was born into an Italian family in the Brazilian countryside and he's bringing his international flair to his culinary contest with Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Anya Fernald and Lolis Eric Elie will determine if either chef chokes.

Sunday
Jul 1
10pm | 9c
Season 10, Episode 13

Flay vs. Isidori

Iron Chef Bobby Flay faces off against challenger Joe Isadori. Chef Isadori is the executive chef at Southfork Kitchen in Bridgehampton, New York. Judges are Joshua Applestone, Georgia Pellegrini and Glen Davis.

Sunday
Jul 1
11pm | 10c
Season 13, Episode 3

Zakarian vs. Darin

Chef Fernando Darin was born into an Italian family in the Brazilian countryside and he's bringing his international flair to his culinary contest with Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Anya Fernald and Lolis Eric Elie will determine if either chef chokes.

Monday
Jul 2
1am | 12c
Season 10, Episode 13

Flay vs. Isidori

Iron Chef Bobby Flay faces off against challenger Joe Isadori. Chef Isadori is the executive chef at Southfork Kitchen in Bridgehampton, New York. Judges are Joshua Applestone, Georgia Pellegrini and Glen Davis.

Monday
Jul 2
2am | 1c
Season 13, Episode 3

Zakarian vs. Darin

Chef Fernando Darin was born into an Italian family in the Brazilian countryside and he's bringing his international flair to his culinary contest with Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Anya Fernald and Lolis Eric Elie will determine if either chef chokes.

Sunday
Jul 8
6pm | 5c
Season 13, Episode 7

Guarnaschelli vs. Sutherland

Minnesota chef Justin Sutherland brings his contemporary Southern cuisine to Kitchen Stadium in an attempt to fleece Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. If they want to win, each chef will have to impress judges Susan Feniger and Jonathan Waxman.

Sunday
Jul 8
10pm | 9c
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

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.