Iron Chef began as a Fuji Television cooking show and was adapted for American audiences as Iron Chef America. Both versions are a culinary game show with a challenger chef competing against a resident "Iron Chef" in an hour long competition.
- In a 2011 episode of Sesame Street, Iron Chef is spoofed as "Cast Iron Cooks!" Jason Schwartzman serves as the Super Chef host who judges the culinary results of Alan's cooking.
- Cat Cora has competed on the show as an "Iron Chef"
- Wolfgang Puck has competed on the show as an "Iron Chef"