Growing up watching Iron Chef, I was mesmerized by both the original Japanese program as well as the American rendition. Watching chefs actually battle each other in competition using specifically designated ingredients proved to be the jolt of adrenaline my teenage self needed to help me replace whatever I was pumping into me from endless servings of Surge soda.
Fast forward to today and the thrill is back, knowing Iron Chef will be returning this summer to Netflix to help remind folks that it's still the biggest and baddest cooking competition, as well as the OG. In Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend, the battle royale format returns, pitting challenging chefs against culinary icons, thee Iron Chefs.
This latest iteration of Iron Chef sees host Alton Brown and Chairman Mark Dacascos reprising their roles, with new co-host, Chef Kristen Kish joining the two. Its format will have five new Iron Chefs doing battle with Challenger Chefs in the reimagined Kitchen Stadium. The most successful Challenger will return for more culinary combat in a grand finale for the chance to be named the first ever "Iron Legend."
Catch Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend on Netflix this summer, when it premiers on June 15, 2022.