Iron Chef Australia
|Iron Chef Australia|
|Genre||Cooking, Game show|
|Presented by||Grant Denyer
|Starring||Richard Cornish (commentator)|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Location(s)||Docklands Studios Melbourne, Docklands, Melbourne, Australia|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original network||Seven Network|
|Picture format||576i (SDTV)
|Audio format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Original release||19 October– 23 November 2010|
|Related shows||Iron Chef
Iron Chef America
Iron Chef Australia is an Australian cooking show based on the Japanese show Iron Chef, as well as its American adaptation Iron Chef America. The program is a sort of culinary game show, with each episode seeing a challenger chef competing against one of the resident "Iron Chefs" in a one-hour cooking competition based on a theme ingredient.
The show was put into production by the Seven Network mainly to capitalise on the success of the Network Ten cooking show MasterChef Australia, and is produced by that show's current production company Shine Australia. It premiered on Seven on 19 October 2010.
Iron Chef Australia features production design and presentation similar to Iron Chef America. In addition Mark Dacascos reprises his role as The Chairman from Iron Chef America. The show is recorded at Docklands Studios in Melbourne.
In contrast to previous versions of the format, the show features a static judging panel composed of food critics Larissa Dubecki, Simon Thomsen and Leo Schofield. The programme is hosted by Grant Denyer, with additional commentary provided by Richard Cornish.
The Iron Chefs
|Iron Chef||Specialty||Win||Loss||Draw||Total||Win %|
|Episode||Airdate||Iron Chef||Challenger||Theme Ingredient||Winner|
|1||19 October 2010||Neil Perry||Matt Stone||Coconut||Neil Perry|
|2||26 October 2010||Guy Grossi||Judyta Slupnicki||Duck||Guy Grossi|
|3||2 November 2010||Guillaume Brahimi||Chris Badenoch||Chocolate||Guillaume Brahimi|
|4||9 November 2010||Guy Grossi||Herb Faust||Lamb||Herb Faust|
|5||16 November 2010||Neil Perry||Sasha Meier||Squid||Neil Perry|
|6||23 November 2010||Guillaume Brahimi||Dan Hong||Fungi||Guillaume Brahimi|
The premiere episode of the show debuted with an average of 1.129 million viewers, coming in seventh in ratings for the night. It competed against and was bettered by Top Gear Australia, another Australian adaptation of a popular international TV series.
- "Iron Chef Australia to take on MasterChef". The Courier-Mail. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2010.
- "Blood, sweat and cheers: Inside Iron Chef Australia". Sydney Morning Herald. 18 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010.
- "Iron Chef big bucks a big flop for Seven". news.com.au. 21 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010.