Kitchen Stadium once again opens its doors to find a new culinary warrior in the sizzling primetime series "The Next Iron Chef," as announced by Bob Tuschman, senior vice president of programming and production for Food Network. Hosted by Alton Brown ("Good Eats," "Iron Chef America"), the reality competition premieres on Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET and will challenge ten top chefs from around the country in a series of demanding situations, testing their culinary skills and mental toughness.

"It's thrilling to see what these ten top chefs can create when pushed to their limits in this series," Tuschman said in a press statement. "These world-class chefs display extraordinary culinary skills and creativity as they battle it out for the supreme title of Iron Chef."

The ten contestants are:

The winner will join the ranks of Mario Batali, Cat Cora, Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto and Michael Symon as a member of Iron Chef America.