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.