Iron Chef Australia

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Iron Chef Australia
Genre Cooking, Game show
Presented by Grant Denyer
Mark Dacascos
Starring Richard Cornish (commentator)
Judges Larissa Dubecki
Simon Thomsen
Leo Schofield
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Producer(s) Shine Australia
Location(s) Docklands Studios Melbourne, Docklands, Melbourne, Australia
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Original network Seven Network
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release 19 October (2010-10-19) – 23 November 2010 (2010-11-23)
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,[1] 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.[2]

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[edit]

Iron Chef Specialty Win Loss Draw Total Win %
Guillaume Brahimi French 2 0 0 2 100%
Guy Grossi Italian 1 1 0 2 50.0%
Neil Perry Asian 2 0 0 2 100%


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.[3]


  1. ^ "Iron Chef Australia to take on MasterChef". The Courier-Mail. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Blood, sweat and cheers: Inside Iron Chef Australia". Sydney Morning Herald. 18 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Iron Chef big bucks a big flop for Seven". 21 October 2010. Retrieved 21 October 2010. 

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