Introducing the Next Next Iron Chefs: Marco Canora, Ming Tsai, and More

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Photo: Jocelyn Filley

Food Network has announced the lineup for Next Iron Chef, premiering October 3 at 9 p.m., and its as follows: 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). Judges will include Simon Majumdar, Donatella Arpaia, and Michael Symon, the doppelgnger of Arpaias on-the-outs business partner Michael Psilakis (awkward!). This seasons challenges will include cooking on a desert island and other such silliness interesting move for Ming Tsai, whos already a food personality in his own right. Heres hoping Marc Forgione unleashes some of the fury we saw earlier this year.