Star Chefs Announced for Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine

August 21, 2008

Star Chefs Announced for Iron
Chef America: Supreme Cuisine

Chefs Mario Batali and Masaharu
Morimoto to Star In Destineer’s Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine

The heat in the kitchen just got
turned up as Destineer today announced the participation of celebrity chefs
Mario Batali and Masaharu Morimoto in Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine, the
company’s new video game for Wii and Nintendo DS. Both Batali and Morimoto are
lending their voices and likenesses to the game so that Iron Chef fans and
gamers alike can play as these world famous Iron Chefs, or take them on
head-to-head in the fast-paced culinary tournaments of Kitchen Stadium.

“We are tremendously excited to
bring another Mario to Nintendo DS and Wii — Mario Batali that is – as his Iron
Chef reputation and cooking acumen is sure to bring a sweat to the brow of any
challenger,” said Juan Benito, Creative Director of Destineer. “We are equally
thrilled to be working with the bold and visionary chef, Masaharu Morimoto, the
only Iron Chef to hold the title on both Iron Chef America and Fuji Television’s
original Japanese Iron Chef program.”

“I’m delighted to be involved with
Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine,” said Chef Batali. “My video game
counterpart is as passionate and competitive in the virtual Kitchen Stadium as I
am in real life, and I think the participation of Chef Morimoto and I adds a
great level of authenticity to the game.”

Adds Chef Morimoto: “Having been an
Iron Chef in both Japan and America, I am pleased to partake in another exciting
frontier – video games! Hopefully Iron Chef: Supreme Cuisine can inspire a new
generation of great chefs.”

In Iron Chef America: Supreme
Cuisine players square off in Kitchen Stadium and battle through a series
fast-paced and intense culinary challenges. Each victory advances players closer
to a final showdown that will determine who will reign supreme as the next Iron
Chef America. Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine is schedule for a fall 2008

About Mario Batali

Mario Batali has created a thriving
restaurant empire and has established himself as a top restaurateur. His
restaurants are nationwide with locations in New York, Las Vegas and Los
Angeles, and he is the author of many cookbooks, including the award winning
Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Classic Italian Recipes to Cook at Home, Babbo
Cookbook, and the upcoming Mario Batali: Italian Grilling.

Mario is the recipient of many
prestigious awards, among them: GQ Magazine’s “Man of the Year”; the James Beard
Foundation’s “Best Chef: New York City” and “Outstanding Chef of the Year.”
Mario is also one of the recipients of the 2001 “D’Artagnan Cervena Who’s Who of
Food & Beverage in America,” a prestigious lifetime achievement award.

About Masaharu Morimoto

Masaharu Morimoto opened his own
restaurant at the age of 25, beginning his career as a pioneer in fusion
cooking, before the term existed. Following that, Morimoto made his mark in the
culinary world by working in some of New York’s most notable Japanese
restaurants. In 1993 he became the executive chef at the Sony Club, where he was
eventually recruited by Chef Nobu Matsuhisu to open New York City’s famous Nobu
restaurant. In November of 2001, Morimoto opened his first restaurant in the
United States in Philadelphia.

Chef Morimoto has combined his
passion for cuisine, competition, and performance as the Japanese Iron Chef on
the wildly popular television show, Iron Chef America. These days, as an Iron
Chef and owner/chef of Morimoto Restaurant, Morimoto divides his time between
Tokyo, New York, and Philadelphia.