The BEST Episodes of Iron Chef America
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 1, 2019
Network: Food Network
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, Jose Garces, Alex Guarnaschelli, Michael Symon and Marc Forgione. Alton Brown serves as Commentator, Kevin Brauch as Floor Reporter and Mark Dacascos is Chairman.
#1 - Flay vs. Lee
Season 3 - Episode 8
Theme : Bacon Chefs : Iron Chef Bobby Flay battles against chef Susur Lee, owner of two restaurants in Toronto
#2 - Batali vs. Blais
Season 3 - Episode 20
Theme : Chickpeas Atlanta chef Richard Blais faces Iron Chef Mario Batali. Judges: Jeff Corwin; Maureen Petrosky; Drew Nieporent.
#3 - Forgione Brothers vs. Campanaro Brothers
Season 10 - Episode 8
Two teams of culinary brothers meet in Kitchen Stadium. Iron Chef Marc Forgione teams up with his brother, Bryan, to face off against Challenger Joey Campanaro and his brother Lou. Joey Campanaro makes his second appearance in Kitchen Stadium, having previously been bested by Iron Chef Cat Cora in Battle Venison. Judges are Cady Huffman, Mario Rizzotti and Anya Fernald.
#4 - Symon/Burrell vs. Cora/Irvine
Season 9 - Episode 1
Theme : Deep freeze (multiple courses with a specified ingredient, containing a frozen element) Michael Symon and Anne Burrell team up to take on Cat Cora and Robert Irvine.
#5 - Cora vs. Fraser
Season 2 - Episode 14
Theme : Pork Los Angeles Chef Neal Fraser takes on Iron Chef Cat Cora.
#6 - Flay vs. Lang
Season 2 - Episode 3
Theme : Chicken Iron Chef Bobby Flay faces famed barbecue chef Adam Perry Lang.
#7 - Symon vs. Fraser
Season 8 - Episode 13
Theme: Cauliflower Neal Fraser battles Michael Symon.
#8 - Garces vs. Medina
Season 9 - Episode 5
Theme : Mexican chocolate Mexico City native Chef Julian Medina enters Kitchen Stadium to challenge the master of Latin food, Iron Chef Jose Garces. Which chef has the flavor, and which will fall flat?
#9 - Symon vs. Mooking
Season 9 - Episode 12
Theme : Hot dogs Toronto chef Roger Mooking ("Everyday Exotic") battles Iron Chef Michael Symon in Kitchen Stadium.
#10 - Morimoto vs. Sanchez
Season 2 - Episode 4
Theme :Black bass The ingredient is black bass as Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto takes on challenger Aaron Sanchez.
#11 - Morimoto vs. Donna
Season 1 - Episode 7
Theme : Scallops In this battle to the finish, Iron Chef Morimoto takes on Challenger Roberto Donna. See whose cuisine reigns supreme.
#12 - Flay vs. Staib
Season 9 - Episode 18
Theme: Short Ribs
#13 - Ultimate Bar Food: Flay/Anderson vs. Morimoto/Majumdar
Season 12 - Episode 10
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.
#14 - Batali vs. Murphy
Season 2 - Episode 9
Theme : Crawfish Iron Chef Mario Batali faces Seattle chef Tamara Murphy.
#15 - Flay vs. Hughes
Season 9 - Episode 2
Theme : Canadian lobster It's network vs. network when Cooking Channel host Chuck Hughes uses his "Day Off" to enter into battle at Kitchen Stadium. Will Iron Chef Bobby Flay defend the honor of the Chairman, or will the new kid on the block take him down?
#16 - Batali vs. Des Jardins
Season 2 - Episode 5
Theme : Shrimp Iron Chef Mario Batali takes on challenger Traci Des Jardins.
#17 - Flay vs. Allegretti
Season 10 - Episode 10
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
#18 - Batali vs. Laiskonis
Season 1 - Episode 4
Theme : Coconut and Chocolate Witness Iron Chef Batali take on Challenger and Pastry Chef extraordinaire Michael Laiskonis in one sweet battle!
#19 - Cora vs. Simon
Season 2 - Episode 2
Theme : Hamburger A hamburger battle pits Iron Chef Cat Cora against challenger Kerry Simon.
#20 - Morimoto vs. Zakarian
Season 8 - Episode 11
Theme: Sardines A culinary battle between New York chef Geoffrey Zakarian and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.
#21 - Symon vs. Okuwa
Season 8 - Episode 17
Theme: Uni Makoto Okuwa, a former sous chef to Masaharu Morimoto, enters Kitchen Stadium for the first time as a challenger and takes on Michael Symon.
#22 - Morimoto vs. Wadi
Season 8 - Episode 4
Theme: Mackerel Minneapolis based chef Sameh Wadi enters kitchen stadium for an exciting battle against Iron Chef Morimoto. Will Chef Wadi's Moroccan inspired cuisine excite the judges and earn him a win, or will Iron Chef Morimoto take home the honor? Tune in to see whose cuisine reigns supreme!
#23 - Symon vs. Goldman
Season 8 - Episode 6
theme: Chocolate and chiles Duff Goldman from Food Network's Ace of Cakes takes on Iron Chef Michael Symon in a culinary showdown. Duff isn't here just to make cakes, he's in it to win it with sweet and savory creations. Will he be able to withstand the heat of Kitchen Stadium, or will he feel the singe of defeat to Iron Chef Symon? Tune in to see whose cuisine reigns supreme!
#24 - Morimoto vs. Chauhan
Season 8 - Episode 9
Theme: Leeks Chicago chef Maneet Chauhan is the challenger against Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.
#25 - Morimoto vs. Cohen
Season 8 - Episode 20
Theme: Broccoli New York based Vegetarian Chef Amanda Cohen enters Kitchen Stadium to take on Iron Chef Morimoto. Will her vegetarian delicacies win over the judges, or will Morimoto take home the win? Tune in to see whose cuisine reigns supreme!