THE NEXT IRON CHEF: I GOT ME A JOB
A few days before Sybil and I got married, I received a call from my managing agent (yes, I have a managing agent, get over it) to say that I was being considered for a job. Both Sybil & I were very excited to hear the news. I was excited because, quite frankly I thought I was unemployable at this stage in my life and Sybil was excited because she thought I was exploring the "or for poorer" part of our vows a little too closely.
It turned out that I was up for one of the three postions as judge on the hit Food Network show, The Next Iron Chef. Over a number of weeks, ten of the USA's top knife wielders compete for a place amongst the ranks of seasoned Iron Chefs like Bobby Flay, Cat Cora and Morimoto San.
To do this, they must face down various challenges provided by The Chairman and commented on, in his own unique style, by Alton Brown.
I was fortunate enough to be offered the chance to opine for money and, on October 3rd of this year, the onscreen battles will commence. Be sure to tune in and see who makes it to the legendary Kitchen Stadium as myself, Iron Chef Michael Symon and restauranteur Donatella Arpaia pass judgement.
As The Chairman puts it