Masaharu Morimoto is a Japanese chef, best known as an Iron Chef on the Japanese TV cooking show Iron Chef and for his unique style of presenting food.
Chef Morimoto, born and raised in Hiroshima, Japan, learned the art of sushi and traditional Kaiseki cuisine by training under several of his country's master chefs. After being the chef-owner of a restaurant in Japan for five years, Chef Morimoto moved to New York City to explore western cooking styles. Fifteen years later, he has become well known for his culinary talent. Among Chef Morimoto's passions is his collection of traditional Japanese culinary tools.
He owns and operates Morimoto restaurants in New York City, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Napa and Waikiki. Morimoto is also the author of “The New Art of Japanese Cooking” first published in 2007.
As of December 2012, Morimoto's win/loss/tie record on Iron Chef America is 25-14-1.
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