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Watch acclaimed Virginia chef battle on Iron Chef America

Posted at 5:46 PM, Apr 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-06 19:31:09-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Richmond may soon have its very own Iron Chef! Brittanny Anderson, chef and owner of Metzger, Brenner Pass and Chairlift will battle Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli on May 16, 2018 in this year’s season opener, according to CBS News 6.

Anderson, whose two restaurants were just lauded over at, says the Food Network has been trying for sometime to add her to the show.

“I’d continuously turned it down until Audie McDougall [married to one of Anderson’s Brenner Pass partners] convinced me to give it a go,” Anderson says. “Me and my sous chefs Mike Ashley and Lilly Clem flew out to LA in January to film. It was super fun and Alex Guarnaschelli is such a badass! I can’t spill any other beans, but we had a blast!”

Be on the lookout for watch parties around Richmond (including at Anderson’s own Chairlift restaurant)—- I already know “whose cuisine reigns supreme” in my heart.

See the season premiere of Iron Chef America, which returns to it classic format, on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Food Network.