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Screening, Q&A, VIP Dinner of Netflix’s “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend” Featuring Legendary Chefs  Dominique Crenn, Marcus Samuelson, Ming Tsai, and Gabriela Cámara, with Hosts Alton Brown and Kristen Kish.

Napa, California (May 19, 2022) – The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) announced a special event on June 15, 2022 celebrating the launch of the new series on Netflix “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend” at The CIA at Copia in Napa, Californina. The event will start with a screening of the finale episode of the eight-part series chronicling the heroic quest of a challenger chef taking on five legendary chefs in their quest to be named “Iron Legend.” A Q&A will follow with chefs Dominique Crenn, Marcus Samuelson, Ming Tsai, and Gabriela Cámara, with hosts Alton Brown and Kristen Kish, and the final Challenger Chef.  A special VIP sit-down dinner by the Culinary Institute of America celebrating the dishes from the finale will cap off the special evening.

The legendary Iron Chef series is reborn with a supersized approach to the ground-breaking culinary competition that started it all. It’s been called the toughest culinary challenge a chef will ever experience. This is where world-class cuisine meets high-octane sports. Five new trailblazing Iron Chefs will welcome brave Challenger Chefs to the reimagined Kitchen Stadium, where they’ll face off and be pushed to the limits of endurance and creativity, as they cook up extraordinary culinary creations. The competition’s most successful Challenger will return to battle in a grand finale for the chance to be named the first ever “Iron Legend.”

“We are excited to celebrate this landmark show that marries intense storytelling, exquisitely crafted filmmaking and editing, and the skills of some of the best chefs in the world. Thanks to our partners at The CIA at Copia, the evening will bring the show to life with a rare, once in a lifetime opportunity to actually taste the creative culinary product these master chefs and challenger present on the screen,” said Rick Garber, chairman of the Napa Valley Film Festival.

“It is with great pleasure to collaborate with the Napa Valley Film Festival, who share our vision to educate, culturally enhance the community, and celebrate the very essence of our valley around food and wine,” said Thomas Bensel, CIA managing director, California campus.

Details of the event are as follows:


Wednesday, June 15

  • The CIA at Copia, 500 1st St, Napa, CA 94559
  • 6:00 p.m. Screening and Q&A
  • 7:30 p.m. VIP Reception and Dinner

Ticket Information: The price for the event including the screening, Q&A and VIP dinner is $250. Proceeds from the event will go to Cinema Napa Valley. A limited number of tickets to the screening and Q&A are available for free on a first come basis.

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About the Napa Valley Film Festival

The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) is a five-day celebration that blends the art of film, food, and wine together. Discover the best new independent films of the year, savor exquisite cuisine paired with legendary wines, and create lasting memories found only in the Napa Valley. The Napa Valley Film Festival is presented by Cinema Napa Valley, a registered 501c3 non-profit organization headquartered in Napa, California. Cinema Napa Valley’s mission is to celebrate the cinematic arts and enrich the community by presenting an annual world-class festival and year-round education and outreach programs. Visit for more information on passes and festival events. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.


About The CIA at Copia

Presented by The Culinary Institute of America, The CIA at Copia is a gathering place to “Feed Your Joy™.” Located in the heart of Napa’s Oxbow District, here you can take a cooking or beverage class or Boot Camp in our state-of-the-art Hestan Teaching Kitchen; enjoy seasonal dishes prepared by CIA chefs in our outdoor dining spaces “Grove” and Garden Terrace; a unique, 3D animation tasting menu and exploration of Marco Polo’s Spice Trail; or simply drop in for drinks and bocce or an outdoor movie with friends. Whether you’re looking to break bread with friends, improve your culinary knowledge and skills, discover new recipes and cuisines, or make better food choices for yourself and the planet, there’s something for you at The CIA at Copia. As part of the not-for-profit Culinary Institute of America, when you dine in our restaurants, shop in our store, or take a class, you help to support future chefs.


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