Jose Garces, a Philadelphia-based chef, was crowned "The Next Iron Chef" in the Sunday finale of the Food Network series.
Garces defeated Jehangir Mehta, executive chef of Graffiti in New York, to take the Iron Chef title. He joins existing Iron Chefs Mario Batali, Cat Cora, Bobby Flay, Masaharu Morimoto and Michael Symon.
"This means everything," said Garces, who owns five Philadelphia restaurants. "It puts me on a different level than most other