There's no arguing that Michael Symon's career began its meteoric rise to full-blown celebrity status following his appearances on "Iron Chef America." While a bona fide Iron Chef himself now, Symon first competed as a challenger against Masaharu Morimoto.
Next up: Jonathon Sawyer, who makes his debut as an "Iron Chef America" challenger on January 22. Sawyer, chef and owner of Greenhouse Tavern and Noodlecat, will compete against Geoffrey Zakarian, who recently secured his Iron Chef status thanks to a win on "The Next Iron Chef." Zakarian is the chef-owner of multiple restaurants, including the Lamb's Club in New York.
This will not be Sawyer's first appearance in the Food Network's famed Kitchen Stadium. He has served as sous chef for Symon on previous battles. The upcoming episode was taped in New York City a few months back. As always, the identity of the secret ingredient is under million-dollar lock and key.
Sawyer says he plans on hosting a watch party at Greenhouse when the episode airs.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.