If an Iron Chef is "a king among chefs" then what's a king among Iron Chefs called?
A SUPER CHEF, YO, THE ONLY TITLE THAT MATTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In a move that has nothing to do with sagging ratings, the fourth season of The Next Iron Chef, premiering October 30 on the Food Network, will be an unprecedented event as ten of the world's most already-celebrated super chefs put their reputations on the line (not really) to compete to become a member of the "elite Iron Chef culinary society" nobody has ever heard of or believes exits.
Valley legend and award-winning chef Beau MacMillan of elements, the restaurant at the Scottsdale resort, Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain, is among the competitors along with Anne Burrell, Michael Chiarello, Elizabeth Falkner, Alex Guarnaschelli, Chuck Hughes, Robert Irvine, Spike Mendelsohn, Marcus Samuelsson and Geoffrey Zakarian.
Get more deets, find out who's judging, watch a teaser for the show, and tell us who you'll be rooting for after the jump.
The Next Iron Chef: Superchefs Contestants: (via: Food Network)
Anne Burrell - Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, Worst Cooks in America (Food Network)
Michael Chiarello - Bottega Restaurant (Napa Valley), Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello (Cooking Channel)
Elizabeth Falkner - Citizen Cake, Orson (San Francisco), Iron Chef America - challenger (Food Network)
Alex Guarnaschelli - Butter, The Darby (New York), Alex's Day Off, Chopped (Food Network)
Chuck Hughes - Garde Manger (Montreal), Chuck's Day Off (Cooking Channel), Iron Chef America - challenger (Food Network)
Robert Irvine - Robert Irvine's eat! (Hilton Head Island), Dinner: Impossible, Restaurant: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America (Food Network)
Beau MacMillan - Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain (Phoenix), Challenge, Iron Chef America - challenger (Food Network)
Spike Mendelsohn - Good Stuff Eatery (Washington D.C.), Kelsey & Spike Cook (Food2.com)
Marcus Samuelsson - Red Rooster Harlem (New York), 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, Chopped (Food Network)
Geoffrey Zakarian - The National, The Lambs Club (New York), 24 Hour Restaurant Battle, Chopped (Food Network)
Alton Brown returns to host along with can't-tell-a-joke Mark Dacascos (call me!) as the Chairman.
Back at the judges table is the original Next Iron Chef Michael Symon and food journalist Simon Majumdar. UK Iron Chef Judy Joo is a new judge.
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