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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 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
Jul 5
6pm | 5c
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 0, Episode 18

Tailgate Showdown

Iron Chefs Morimoto and Symon travel to Hawaii for the first ever Iron Chef America tailgating showdown.

Wednesday
Nov 22
10pm | 9c
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 11, Episode 4

Tournament 2 Garces vs. Forgione

In this first round of the Iron Chef America Tournament of Champions, Iron Chefs Jose Garces and Marc Forgione face off in Kitchen Stadium. The winner of this battle will meet Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto in Round Two. Adam Fleischman, Donatella Arpaia and Simon Majumdar are the judges.

Wednesday
Dec 27
3pm | 2c
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 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.

Thursday
Apr 19
2am | 1c
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.

Monday
May 28
1am | 12c
Season 11, Episode 11

Guarnaschelli vs. Joo

In this international competition, Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli faces off against Iron Chef UK Judy Joo. The judges are Jeffrey Steingarten, Karine Bakhoum, and Tory Belleci.

Monday
Jun 4
2am | 1c
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 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 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.