Alton Brown is hosting the new iteration, called, Iron Chef Gauntlet. Rounds will include ones focused on secret ingredients and the Chairman's Challenge, where Brown picks a theme. The winner after five episodes will go on to the Gauntlet series, where the chef will have to compete against Masaharu Morimoto, Michael Symon, and Bobby Flay, all previous Iron Chef winners. Various Iron Chef alums will judge each episode, too.
The other six competing chefs are Nyesha Arrington (Leona in Los Angeles), Sarah Grueneberg (Monteverde in Chicago), Michael Gulotta (MOFO in New Orleans), Stephanie Izard (Girl & the Goat in Chicago), Shota Nakajima (Adana in Seattle), and Jonathon Sawyer (Greenhouse Tavern in Cleveland).
The show premieres on Food Network on Sunday, April 16 at 8 p.m. The finale airs on Sunday, May 21.