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With the new format of Iron Chef America, after the first dish, Chef Zakarian and Chef Guarnaschelli were tied after each receiving an 11. The culinary curveball was then announced, in which the chefs had to incorporate a french press into one of their dishes.
After the judges scored all of the dishes, Geoffrey Zakarian received a total of 83 points (first dish, taste, culinary curveball, originality, plating), while Alex Guarnaschelli received 76 points. Pretty easy victory for Geoffrey judging by the points. Alex has lost her first battle in kitchen stadium, although it was only her 2nd time competing as an Iron Chef.
Geoffrey Zakarian will now compete against Iron Chef Michael Symon in two weeks. Michael Symon has the best winning percentage of all Iron Chefs, so Geoffrey better bring his A game.