The BEST Episodes of Iron Chef America
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 21, 2020
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 - Aired Jun 4, 2006
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 - Aired Dec 3, 2006
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 - Aired Mar 4, 2012
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. -- Theme: Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
#4 - Symon/Burrell vs. Cora/Irvine
Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 2, 2011
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 - Aired Jan 22, 2006
Theme : Pork Los Angeles Chef Neal Fraser takes on Iron Chef Cat Cora.
#6 - Flay vs. Lang
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 24, 2005
Theme : Chicken Iron Chef Bobby Flay faces famed barbecue chef Adam Perry Lang.
#7 - Symon vs. Fraser
Season 8 - Episode 13 - Aired May 23, 2010
Theme: Cauliflower Special Condition: Solo Battle (no Sous Chefs) Neal Fraser battles Michael Symon one-on-one...literally. When challenger chef Fraser dares to enter Kitchen Stadium with no help, Iron Chef Symon answers his daring by doing the same.
#8 - Garces vs. Medina
Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 13, 2011
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 - Aired May 29, 2011
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 - Aired Jul 31, 2005
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 - Aired Mar 6, 2005
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 - Aired Oct 2, 2011
Theme: Short Ribs
#13 - Ultimate Bar Food: Flay/Anderson vs. Morimoto/Majumdar
Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 19, 2014
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 - Aired Oct 16, 2005
Theme : Crawfish Iron Chef Mario Batali faces Seattle chef Tamara Murphy.
#15 - Flay vs. Hughes
Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 9, 2011
Cooking Channel host Chuck Hughes battles Iron Chef Bobby Flay.
#16 - Batali vs. Des Jardins
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 7, 2005
Theme : Shrimp Iron Chef Mario Batali takes on challenger Traci Des Jardins.
#17 - Flay vs. Allegretti
Season 10 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 8, 2012
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 -- Theme: Canned Tuna
#18 - Morimoto vs. Zakarian
Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired May 2, 2010
Theme: Sardines A culinary battle between New York chef Geoffrey Zakarian and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.
#19 - Symon vs. Okuwa
Season 8 - Episode 17 - Aired Jul 4, 2010
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.
#20 - Morimoto vs. Wadi
Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 24, 2010
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!
#21 - Symon vs. Goldman
Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 6, 2010
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!
#22 - Morimoto vs. Chauhan
Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 4, 2010
Theme: Leeks Chicago chef Maneet Chauhan is the challenger against Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.
#23 - Morimoto vs. Cohen
Season 8 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 29, 2010
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! -- Theme: Broccoli -- Special Condition: Vegetarian Battle (no meats)
#24 - Forgione vs. Wong
Season 9 - Episode 19 - Aired Oct 23, 2011
Theme: Halloween candy
#25 - Izard vs. Blamey
Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired May 23, 2018
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. Theme: Wagyu Beef Special Condition: Grill Battle (each dish must have a grilled element)