Five-episode battle of the best kicks off Sunday, May 5, at 10 p.m.
"May Madness" hits Food Network this spring as Food Network pits Iron Chef vs. Iron Chef in the first-ever "Iron Chef America: Tournament of Champions." With five episodes and a panel of revolving judges, the tournament features high-stakes, bracket-style battles between the best of the best in the culinary world. The tournament begins Sunday, May 5, at 10 p.m., with a face-off between the two newest Iron Chefs: Alex Guarnaschelli and Geoffrey Zakarian.
Episode One: Guarnaschelli vs. Zakarian, Sunday, May 5, at 10 p.m.
Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli battles Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, with the winner moving on to face Iron Chef Michael Symon. The judges are G. Garvin, Simon Majumdar and Trisha Yearwood.
Episode Two: Forgione vs. Garces, Sunday, May 12, at 9 p.m.
Iron Chef Marc Forgione and Iron Chef Jose Garces go head-to-head, with the winner progressing to cook against Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto.Donatella Arpaia,Adam Fleischman and Majumdar judge.
Episode Three: Winner vs. Symon, Sunday, May 19, at 9 p.m.
Iron Chef Symon cooks against the winner of the Guarnaschelli vs. Zakarian battle. The judges for this battle are Ree Drummond,Aaron Sanchez and Yearwood.
Episode Four: Winner vs. Morimoto, Sunday, May 26, at 9 p.m.
Iron Chef Morimoto battles the winner of Forgione vs. Garces, in front of judges G. Garvin,Candice Kumai and Jeffrey Steingarten.
Episode Five: Finale Premieres Sunday, June 2, at 10 p.m.
The winning Iron Chefs battle for the tournament championship. JudgesArpaia,Karine Bakhoum and Iron Chef Bobby Flay determine who will become grand champion.