Iron Chef

September 14-15, 2016 – Showcase Floor

The Iron Chef Competition provides an opportunity for chefs to display their amazing culinary techniques and skills, with the opportunity to earn bragging rights and build their reputations as top talent in the state. The competition is open to eight eligible chefs from restaurants, country clubs or catering businesses that are members of the Arkansas Hospitality Association. As part of the Iron Chef challenge, contestants must use a “mystery basket” announced at the competition that truly showcases the contestants creativity. For more information or questions, please contact Holly Heer by phone at (501)376-2323 or by e-mail at

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2015 Iron Chef Champion

Chef Casey Copeland, Cache Restaurant, Little Rock


Chef Marc Guizol, The Capital Hotel, Little Rock

Other participating chefs:

Chef Justus Moll, River Grille Steakhouse, Bentonville

Chef Daniel Darrah, Simply the Best Catering

Chef Elliott Jones, YaYa’s Euro Bistro

Chef Casey Copeland, Gina’s Catering, Bryant

Chef Gilbert Alaquinez, Clinton Presidential Center

Chef Shane Curley, Tusk & Trotter American Brasserie, Bentonville