Joining the ranks of Bay Area chefs who have vied to become television equals with the likes of Batali, Morimoto, and Flay will be Elizabeth Falkner and Michael Chiarello. The Food Network just released the news that the two chefs will be part of the fourth season of The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, and this follows on both having previously competed on Top Chef Masters, with Chiarello coming in a close second to Rick Bayless in Season One. Also in the Super Chefs cast are Anne Burrell, Alex Guarnaschelli, Chuck Hughes, Robert Irvine, Beau MacMillan, Geoffrey Zakarian, Spike Mendelsohn (?), and Top Chef Masters season two winner Marcus Samuelsson.
The new season premieres on October 30 at 9 p.m. on the Food Network. See an appropriately dramatic preview clip below.
The Next Iron Chef [Food Network]