Iron Chef
Five years ago, a man's fantasy became a reality in a forum never seen before: Kitchen Stadium, a giant cooking arena. The motivation for spending his fortune to create Kitchen Stadium was to encounter new original cuisines which could be called true artistic creations. To realize his dream, he secretly started choosing the top chefs of various styles of cooking, and he named his men the Iron Chefs: the invincible men of culinary skills.

Chairman Takeshi Kaga

Chairman Kaga   Chairman of Iron Chef
Kaga is portrayed as a wealthy and eccentric gourmet who 'realised his dream in a form never seen before'. This caused him to build a cooking arena, Kitchen Stadium, in his castle. His greatest pleasure in life is staging themed-ingrediant food battles between visiting chefs and his honored Iron Chefs, 'Allez cuisine'.

Chen Kenichi

Chen Kenichi   Iron Chef Chinese (1993 - 1999)
Chen is the only one of the original chefs who stayed on the show until it ended. Because of this, he fought more battles and had fourteen consecutive wins, more than any of the other Iron Chefs.
Wins: 67, Losses: 22, Ties: 3, Total: 92

Yutaka Ishinabe

Yutaka Ishinabe   Iron Chef French (1993)
Ishinabe is one of the three original chefs, when he left the show he was replaced by Sakai. Due to his short amount of time on the show, he has the highest percentage of wins as an Iron Chef.
Wins: 7, Losses: 1, Ties: 0, Total: 8

Rokusaburo Michiba

Rokusaburo Michiba   Iron Chef Japanese (1993 - 1996)
Michiba is one of the three original chefs, when he left the show he was replaced by Nakamura. A skilled caligraphy artist, his trademark was painting up a menu. He also holds the record for serving the most dishes in a battle, creating eight dishes once.
Wins: 32, Losses: 5, Ties: 1, Total: 38

Hiroyuki Sakai

Hiroyuki Sakai   Iron Chef French (1994 - 1999)
Sakai was picked to replace Ishinabe. He has the second best winning percentage and most wins of the Iron Chefs. In the show's Grand Finale he was named King of Iron Chefs after defeating Chen.
Wins: 70, Losses: 15, Ties: 1, Total: 86

Koumei Nakamura

Koumei Nakamura   Iron Chef Japanese (1996 - 1998)
Nakamura was picked to replace Michiba. He won most of the battles against returning challengers, with three wins, one loss and one draw, compared to the other chefs average of two and one.
Wins: 24, Losses: 11, Ties: 1, Total: 36

Masahiko Kobe

Masahiko Kobe   Iron Chef Italian (1997 - 1999)
Kobe, The Fourth Iron Chef, was sent to school for four years before being allowed to compete in Kitchen Stadium. This was due to his age and maturity, or lack thereof, so the story goes.
Wins: 15, Losses: 7, Ties: 1, Total: 23

Masaharu Morimoto

Masaharu Morimoto   Iron Chef Japanese (1998 - 1999)
Morimoto was picked to replace Nakamura. He is mostly known for his imaginative dishes, his almost fusion style cooking and his love of Coca-Cola. He also went on to be an Iron Chef on Iron Chef America.
Wins: 16, Losses: 7, Ties: 1, Total: 24

Honorable Mentions

Doctor Yukio Hattori   Doctor Yukio Hattori
Commentator of Iron Chef
Doc is the president of the Hattori Nutrition College, which is where the challengers' assistant chefs on the show were from. He also filled in as Chairman one episode and challenged the Iron Chefs on two seperate occasions, losing both times.
Kenji Fukui   Kenji Fukui
Announcer of Iron Chef
Fukui-San acted as a narrator, explaining the recipes and ingredients of each Kitchen Stadium battle.
Shinichirō Ōta   Shinichirō Ōta
Reporter of Iron Chef
Ōta would question the chefs to clarify and try to get answers to some of Fukui-San's questions and comments.