Chefs from all over the world come to Kitchen Stadium to do culinary battle with one of Chairman Kaga's "Iron Chefs." Both the challenger and the Iron Chef have one hour to prepare a meal in which each course must prominently include the featured ingredient for that day's show. After the meals are prepared, a panel of judges samples both meals and determines who has made the better meal. Throughout the cook-off, running commentary is made by two "sports-casters" in a booth and one floor reporter.
Jason A. Cormier
Did You Know?
During the first month of the show, there were two battles: a preliminary and a final battle. The final battle was originally an hour and a half, but was shortened to an hour after the first show. After a month, the preliminary battles were eliminated altogether. See more
North American broadcasts of the series are, as to be expected, dubbed into English. However whenever Chairman Kaga is shown speaking on screen (not narrating) his words are rendered in subtitles with the actor's real voice heard. See more