Not too long ago, Food Network revived one of their most iconic series: Iron Chef. Named Iron Chef Gauntlet, the show brought back fan-favorite host Alton Brown as he introduced the world to a new generation of chefs hungry for the Iron Chef title.
Well, it looks like fans will get another hearty serving of Iron Chef with a new series called Iron Chef Showdown according to Food Network. This series, however, will have something that Gauntlet was gravely missing: Mark Dacascos, ‘The Chairman’ from the original US series.
Fans of the original US series will remember Dacascos’ eccentric Chairman who would announce the secret ingredient at the beginning of every episode. His flamboyant personality and gratuitous backflips made him a beloved figure in Iron Chef lore.
Notable food celebrities slated to appear include Bobby Flay, Jose Garces, Michael Symon, and many others. Grubstreet reports that the series will air sometime in the 4th quarter of 2017 with Alton Brown returning to host.