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David LeFevre Wants to Be The Food Network’s Next Iron Chef

The Manhattan Beach chef will compete on season two of the Food Network’s The Iron Gauntlet

David LeFevre
David LeFevre
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Mona Holmes is a reporter for Eater Los Angeles and a regular contributor to KCRW radio. She has covered restaurants, dining, and food culture since 2016. In 2022, the James Beard Foundation nominated her for a Jonathan Gold Local Voice Award.

Next month, the chef and owner of Fishing With Dynamite, The Arthur J., and Manhattan Beach Post David LeFevre will don a customized chef’s coat to compete on the Food Network’s competition show, Iron Chef Gauntlet. Viewers can watch David LeFevre represent Los Angeles on April 4 at 9 p.m. on Food Network.

The Iron Chef format is like this: host Alton Brown delivers a themed challenge, while seven chefs from around the country battle each other in an elimination round. The last chef remaining, faces the gauntlet challenge where they compete against three actual Iron Chefs. In the last season, those chefs were Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto, and Michael Symon. This season’s lineup of chefs are food show host Alex Guarnaschelli, Chicago-chef Stephanie Izard, and celebrity chef Michael Symon.

LeFevre opened Manhattan Beach Post in 2011, which marked the beginning of a culinary surge in the South Bay dining scene. LeFevre started his career under Chicago chef Charlie Trotter, was the executive chef at The Water Grill when it earned a Michelin star, and partnered with the Simms brothers for the Arthur J. LeFevre was a James Beard semifinalist for the Best New Restaurant in 2012, and the Best Chef West in 2013.

Los Angeles chefs can be seen regularly on food competition shows, with a heavy number of winners from shows like Top Chef and Chopped. In the current season of Top Chef, LA chefs Bruce Kalman and Joe Sasto were both eliminated before the season finale, which airs next week.

The Arthur J

903 Manhattan Avenue, , CA 90266 (310) 878-9620 Visit Website

Fishing With Dynamite

1148 Manhattan Avenue, , CA 90266 (310) 893-6299 Visit Website

Manhattan Beach Post

1142 Manhattan Avenue, , CA 90266 (310) 545-5405 Visit Website

M.B. Post

1142 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

The Water Grill

544 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071 213 891 0900 Visit Website