Alton Brown will revisit some legendary Iron Chef battles to make sure that loyal fans and newbies fully appreciate the specialized skills necessary for Iron Chefs to battle in Kitchen Stadium. At the behest of The Chairman, Alton will take a fresh look at classic battles. Alton will explore, dissect and ultimately offer new insights about the Chairman's Secret Ingredients, mind-blowing cooking techniques, and Iron Chefs' individual approaches to their culinary confrontations.
Status: In Development
Runtime: 60 minutes
Iron Chef: Behind the Battle - Marcel Vigneron - Netflix
Marcel Vigneron (born May 3, 1980) is an American chef best known as the runner-up of the second season of Top Chef, which aired 2006–2007, placing behind Ilan Hall. In 2011, he had his own television program on Syfy, Marcel's Quantum Kitchen, in which he started and ran a molecular gastronomy catering company; it was cancelled after 6 episodes. He later competed on Top Chef: All-Stars in 2011, on The Food Network's The Next Iron Chef in 2012 and The Food Network's “Superstar Sabotage: Heat 2” on the show Cutthroat Kitchen in 2014.
Iron Chef: Behind the Battle - Top Chef - Netflix
Vigneron appeared in season two of Bravo’s reality series Top Chef, which was filmed in 2006, and aired during late 2006 and early 2007. At the time of his appearance on Top Chef, he was a Master Cook at Joël Robuchon in Las Vegas, Nevada. On the show, he became known for his molecular gastronomy techniques, especially his use of foams. He also notably clashed with many of the show's other contestants, culminating in an incident in which several of the show's contestants egged on contestant Cliff Crooks to pin down Vigneron and shave his head. This led to Cliff being kicked off the show. Several Top Chef viewers blogged about discrepancies in the sequence of events relating to the hair shaving incident, including one clip that shows contestant Elia Aboumrad during the shave attempt with all of her hair intact, despite being shown shaving her head earlier in the sequence. Activity in the blogosphere eventually attracted the attention of entertainment news outlets, some of which commented that the creative editing was done in an attempt to downplay interpersonal conflicts. Vigneron characterized the event as more like a drunken assault, and confirmed that the attack on him came before the other contestants shaved their heads, contrary to how the footage was edited. Vigneron made it to the finals, finishing as runner-up behind winner Ilan Hall. A year after the season aired, a woman who recognized Vigneron from Top Chef hit him in the face with a bottle at a nightclub, causing bleeding that required 30 stitches.
Iron Chef: Behind the Battle - References - Netflix