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Stephanie Izard Is Now an ‘Iron Chef’

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The acclaimed Chicago chef won “Iron Chef Gauntlet” 10 years after her “Top Chef” win

Stephanie Izard is an Iron Chef.
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Spoiler Alert: If you do not want to know what happened on Sunday night's episode of “Iron Chef Gauntlet,” stop reading now.

Stephanie Izard’s legend keeps growing, as Chicago’s very own added another W to her resume. Izard won the first season “Iron Chef Gauntlet” on Sunday night. The acclaimed restaurateur brought the Iron Chef title to sweet home Chicago.

“The chefs that are Iron Chefs, I respect them wholeheartedly,” Izard told Food Network. “They’re amazing, and they’re well-respected throughout the culinary world, and they are known for making great food. So, it’s being welcomed into a club of people that showcases that in a different way. Being an Iron Chef, it’s a really cool thing to be a part of. Iron Chef Izard here.”

Posted by Stephanie Izard on Sunday, May 21, 2017

Izard went 2 for 3 on Sunday. Gauntlet’s series finale involved Izard competing against the trio of Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto, and Michel Symon. She dropped the head to head against Flay but rebounded with wins against the latter two. She triumphed overall by three points, 90-87. Izard taped the episode back in January so now she can let out all the spoilers.

It’s been a decade since Izard won “Top Chef,” when she jumped into the national spotlight. Izard, who’s teamed with Boka Restaurant Group on Girl & the Goat, Little Goat, and Duck Duck Goat continues to rack up accolades. Speculate on what her next move will be in the comments.

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