Next Iron Chef 3 Premieres
Well tonight sees the return of TV’s ultimate cooking competition, Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef. Season three of the popular contest is once again teeming with high caliber chefs. The reason that NIC is the ultimate series of this ilk is the quality of it’s contestants. Top Chef is made up of talented up-and-comers while Hell’s Kitchen tends towards chefs that are average at best. NIC only takes the best chefs in North America.
This season’s competing chefs are:
Marco Canora (Hearth, Terroir, and Terroir TriBeca, in New York), Bryan Caswell (Reef, Stella Sola, and Little Bigs in Houston, Texas), Maneet Chauhan (Vermillion in Chicago and New York), Mary Dumont (Harvest in Cambridge, Massachusetts), Duskie Estes (Zazu Restaurant + Farm, Bovolo, and Black Pig Meat Co. in Sonoma County, California), Marc Forgione (Marc Forgione in New York), Andrew Kirschner (Wilshire in Santa Monica, California), Mario Pagán (Chayote and Lemongrass in Puerto Rico), Celina Tio (Julian in Kansas City, Missouri), and Ming Tsai (Blue Ginger in Wellesley, Massachusetts).
Though Ming Tsai is the biggest name of the bunch all of the chefs are stellar examples of the profession. To help you get to know the new contestants I have recently done a few interviews. So check the special NIC edition of 7 Questions with Celina Tio (HERE), Mary Dumont (HERE) and Maneet Chauhan (HERE).
My prediction before viewing anything is that Ming Tsai will be the Next Iron Chef but we’ll have to see how that plays out. Be sure you check back each Sunday for the NIC Recap.