Yo, we got your Iron Chef right here!

    A rising Philadelphia cooking star is coming out of the kitchen and onto your television. Jose Garces, owner of five Philadelphia restaurants, is the newest chef on the hit TV show “Iron Chef”.

    A rising Philadelphia cooking star is coming out of the kitchen and onto your television. Jose Garces, owner of five Philadelphia restaurants, is the newest chef on the hit TV show “Iron Chef”.

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    The contest is to invent something worth eating out of a mystery ingredient, in just one hour. Garces got short ribs and used them in a southwestern barbecue menu.

    The meal earned him a regular spot in the gladiator-style competition. And Chef Jose Garces says he will bring the experience back to the five Latin-influenced restaurants he owns in Philadelphia.

    Garces: In thinking of these menus for Iron Chef you have to tap into a big creative resource – forces you to get a little more creative. That insight into developing foods I hope to bring back to the menus.

    Garces says while he is performing as an Iron Chef next year, he will be rolling out 3 new eateries in Philadelphia. He says the Philadelphia restaurant market is reaching saturation.

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