Jose Garces' debut as an Iron Chef

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Jose Garces' victory as The Next Iron Chef may have been announced last night, but it was taped months ago.

That gave the Food Network time to work with its new star.

We'll see his debut as an Iron Chef at 9 p.m. Jan. 17.

His opponent will be chef Rachel Yang of the Seattle restaurant Joule, where she blends Korean, French, and American cuisine.