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Yutake Ishinabe

Birth Date: 1948
Birth Place: Yokohama, Japan

Biography: Yutaka Ishinabe (?Γ T Ishinabe Yutaka, born 1948 in Yokohama, Japan) was the first French Chef in the Japanese cooking show Iron Chef. He appeared from the first episode in 1993, sporting a green outfit while holding a bell pepper. Over the years he has earned himself the nickname of "The Artist" for being creative with all his approaches to food. He has the highest winning percentage of any of the Iron Chefs due mainly to the fact he only fought 8 battles: he won 7 and lost 1.

Yutake Ishinabe ended his Iron Chef career at the end of 1993 due to the stressful nature of the program, which involved cooking under severe time pressure and facing judgment after battles. He then opened a chain of restaurants called "Queen Alice".

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Starring/Leading Roles

Iron Chef (1993) ... Iron Chef French (Retired)

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