Stephanie Izard Wins 'Iron Chef Gauntlet,' Becomes an Iron Chef

Izard wins the title of the first season

The Chicago-based chef competed in five episodes of the show.

Hometown chef Stephanie Izard has added another accolade to her already stunning resume: She’s a newly minted Iron Chef, after winning the first season of “Iron Chef Gauntlet” last night.

The Food Network show, which tapped nationally recognized chefs to compete for the title of Iron Chef, never promised anyone would win against the standing Iron Chefs. But as chef after chef was eliminated, including fellow Chicagoan Sarah Grueneberg of Monteverde, Izard worked her way to the top, facing Iron Chefs Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto, and Michael Symon in the finale.

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