Best known for battling in ‘Last Chance Kitchen’ to win top honors Grand Chief: Seattle in 2012, Kristen Kish is no stranger to Kitchen Stadium. She appeared on Iron Chef Showdown in “Battle Beantown” in 2017, where she beat Matt Jennings in a prosciutto battle – but fell to iron chef Jose Garces in the Parmesan cheese battle. Kish explained to Mashed how the two competitions differed from each other:
competitions like Excellent chef require leaders to think, stressed Kristen Kish. With Quick-Fire Challenges, they only have a few minutes to come up with an idea they can execute quickly, and even the Elimination Challenges don’t seem to give them more than a day to think about it. iron boss is pretty much the opposite. Chefs only have one meal to plan, and they can practice with their Sous Chefs ahead of time to create the most perfect dish for the judges.
In fact, Kristen Kish said preparation is key to Kitchen Stadium’s success, along with choosing the right two people as sous chefs:
The sous chefs seem to work at least as hard as the chefs themselves, so I can imagine choosing two people who can work quickly and consistently is pretty important. It gets pretty intense when that clock is ticking!
It’s great to have iron boss again on our screens, and others Excellent chef fans are surely as excited as I am to see season 10 fan favorite Kristen Kish alongside resident expert Alton Brown. The eight-episode first season of Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend is available to stream now with your Netflix subscription. Be sure to check out some of the others best shows on netflixas well as our TV program 2022 to see which series will be airing on TV and streaming soon.