Jose Garces Crowned ‘Next Iron Chef'

Chef Jose Garces of Philadelphia beat out New York chef Jehangir Mehta on Sunday night to be crowned the Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef .

Garces hosted a viewing party for 400 people at his spirited Mexican restaurant Distrito, located at 3945 Chestnut Street, for the season finale. 

He, along with nine other world-class chefs battled it out in a series of culinary challenges for the title.

The Philly chef has also been talking to reporters about possibly opening a restaurant in New York City -- after winning the coveted title. And recently, he ID'd the name of his potential New York outpost, Grub Street New York reports.

“If I do anything, it will be an Amada,” Garces said.

The win is guaranteed to not only bring Garces instant fame but financial success.

"It's a huge risk to go on the show and possibly be eliminated early ... or be displayed in a negative light," Chef Garces told the Los Angeles Times. "But [if you win] it brings a lot of prestige, it's an honor and a privilege to be an 'Iron Chef.' ... It's very good for business as well, let's be honest." 

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