On the Set of Iron Chef America's Team Battles

Get an insider's look at some of Iron Chef America, Season 12's themed battles fought by teams of Food Network's Iron Chefs and competing challengers.
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Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P.

Winter Ice Battle

It's Iron Chefs vs. Iron Chefs in the ultimate frozen face-off. Here, Iron Chefs Garces and Flay will battle Iron Chefs Morimoto and Zakarian with ice block-encased ingredients.

Winter Ice Battle

With ice carvers nearby, the Chairman wields a chainsaw on the Kitchen Stadium altar as he prepares to make the celebrated first ice cut.

Thanksgiving Feast

In another Iron Chef matchup, Chefs Symon and Flay go head-to-head with Chefs Guarnaschelli and Zakarian. This battle has the potential to be especially competitive, as the teams comprise personal alliances; Bobby and Michael are close friends, and Alex was Geoffrey's Kitchen Stadium sous chef before she became an Iron Chef.

Thanksgiving Feast

Iron Chef Zakarian wastes no time in preparing a key element for one of the dishes he and Iron Chef Guarnaschelli will feature in their offerings to the judges.

Holiday Celebration

Iron Chefs Symon, Morimoto and Garces of Food Network fame prepare for a battle against the rivals from Cooking Channel, Chefs G. Garvin, Ching-He Huang and Bobby Deen.

Holiday Celebration

With intense concentration and a no-nonsense attitude, Iron Chef Garces focuses on perfecting his preparations.

1960s Fare

Iron Chef Guarnaschelli isn't afraid to grab ahold of this oversize fish. She's ready to begin preparations with her teammate, vying against Iron Chef Forgione and his partner for the day.

1960s Fare

Not fazed by the flare-up in front of him, Iron Chef Forgione lets the alcohol burn off in his pan before continuing with the battle.

Dessert Luau

No stranger to Kitchen Stadium, Elizabeth Falkner, a two-time competitor on The Next Iron Chef, drops by to help Iron Chef Zakarian compete against Iron Chef Guarnaschelli and her teammate, Chef Johnny Iuzzini in a tropical battle.

Bar Food

Recognize the teammates of Iron Chefs Flay and Morimoto? That's actor Anthony Anderson with Chef Flay and author Simon Majumdar with Morimoto, both frequent judges on Iron Chef America. They're getting their turn to compete in Kitchen Stadium alongside two superstars they've judged before.

Big Game Day

Iron Chef Symon puts the finishing touches on an oversize sandwich he and teammate Iron Chef Forgione will serve in an attempt to outdo their competitors, Iron Chefs Morimoto and Garces.

Grill Masters

It's the United States vs. Australia in an epic battle at the grill when a trio of Iron Chefs — Bobby Flay, Marc Forgione and Alex Guarnaschelli — face off against three chefs from Down Under. Here, Iron Chef Guarnaschelli maintains her composure in the face of flames during the competition.

Want More Iron Chef America?

Tune in Saturdays at 10pm/9c to watch your favorite Iron Chefs in action in Kitchen Stadium, and visit Food Network's Iron Chef America headquarters for more insider coverage of the show.

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