A winner has been selected for The Next Iron Chef. And it is…CHEF JOSE GARCES. Booyah.
Garces beat Jehangir Mehta in winning the title of the next Iron Chef. “Chef Jose Garces has been a fierce competitor throughout the entire season of The Next Iron Chef,” said Bob Tuschman, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production for Food Network. “His culinary mastery, laser focus and inventive brilliance will bring a new flair and style to the Chairman’s team. We truly look forward to some amazing cuisine during his battles in Kitchen Stadium.” When do they pick a new Iron Chef? Could I be it? I know how to make grilled cheese really fast by not grilling it at all… crap, did I just give away a culinary secret?
Jose Garces will join Bobby Flay, Morimoto, Mario Batali, Cat Cora and Michael Symon in the esteemed Kitchen Stadium for episodes of Iron Chef America which begins in January. The first Iron Chef battle with Garces in the Kitchen Stadium airs January 17th, 2010 at 9 pm ET/PT.