Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto
Chef Masaharu Morimoto, known to millions as the star of Japan’s original “Iron Chef,” as well as Food Network’s “Iron Chef America,” has garnered critical and popular acclaim for his seamless integration of Japanese and Western ingredients and techniques.
Chef Morimoto grew up in Hiroshima, where he learned the art of cooking and developed a love for noodles. Chef Morimoto opened his first restaurant stateside in 2001 and has since opened at least 14 U.S. locations — including his Morimoto restaurants and his Momosan noodle shops — and five locations overseas. Today, Chef Morimoto resides in New York City.