‘Next Iron Chef’ Web Show Outcome Affects TV Series
The tenth and final contestant on The Next Iron Chef‘s season five, which premieres Nov. 4 on TV, will be revealed at the conclusion of a web-only “Road to Redemption” tournament.
Mashable exclusively has its hands on the the first episode of that three-part web series here:
“Road to Redemption” brings back two former Iron Chef America winners (Lee Anne Wong and Madison Cowan) and two Next Iron Chef contestants (Duskie Estes and Roberto Treviño). They are battling to earn their way onto this fall’s Next Iron Chef, which focuses on redemption with a cast filled with previous seasons’ chefs.
Season three’s Estes prepared with help from her two pre-teen girls, who created quirky at-home challenges to help her train: “They had me wear roller blades and skate from our grill to our outdoor pizza kitchen.”
She will face off against season two’s Treviño in the second episode on Oct. 19. “I’m ready to redeem myself and live like a chef gladiator,” Treviño tells Mashable.
People can watch the tournament at Food Network. The web series finale will be posted Oct. 26.
“Last year’s all-star cast inspired us to do this web-exclusive tournament,” says Bob Madden, Food Network’s GM and SVP of digital food category. “Having a mystery contestant join the cast during the TV premiere and starting the process on the web just seemed natural to entertain our viewers.”
The Nov. 4 TV premiere will show each chef cooking with the ingredient that sent them home in past seasons.