Sunday, May 5, 2013

Guarnaschelli Vs. Zakarian - Iron Chef America Tournament Of Champions

Guarnaschelli Zakarian Iron Chef
Photo - Food Network
The first battle of Iron Chef America: Tournament of Champions had Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian going up against Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, where the secret ingredient was potato chips.  Geoffrey won  Season 4 of The Next Iron Chef: Superchefs, and Alex won Season 5 of The Next Iron Chef: Redemption to become iron chefs.

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.


  1. I love them both!!

  2. Screw this competition. I will never try to cook with potato chips or PB & J. I want to see competition among these fantastic chefs with real food ingredients ...ale those difficult, but real.

  3. Where are Bonby Flay and Cat Cora?

  4. great competitors / simom and zacharian i want zach i pick simon