Karine Bakhoum serves as a judge on Food Network's culinary competition series "Iron Chef America."

Tastemaker and Consultant Karine Bakhoum is a visionary of hospitality consulting, public relations and networking. She established her sincere passion for food when she began to cook with her family at the age of three. As a teenager, Bakhoum created and sold her own "All Natural, Homemade Honey Nut Bran Muffins" to health food stores on the Upper East Side on Manhattan, a prelude to her future career. Her exposure to a diverse collection of flavors and cultures put her on the path to culinary success as a food expert, restaurant consultant, and imminent cookbook author.

In 1993, Bakhoum founded KB Network News, a leading restaurant consulting and public relations firm in New York City. Her remarkable palate and extensive knowledge of food earned her a spot as a frequent judge on "Iron Chef America," which led to the creation of her moniker, the Iron Palate.

A formidable cook herself, Bakhoum has entertained many luminaries of the culinary world over her twenty-plus-year career. In 2007, she became the only person to have her palate insured by Lloyd's of London. Several of Bakhoum's recipes have appeared in Costco's "Home Cooking 2009" cookbook and on Showtime's blog site as well as on the iPhone application Rush Hour Meals. In addition to her frequent appearances on "Iron Chef America," Bakhoum also served as a judge on the finale of Food Network's "Worst Cooks in America," which aired in February 2010. Bakhoum was also featured as a food personality and commentator on Cooking Channel's "Unique Eats" and Food Network's "24 Hour Restaurant Battle."

Bakhoum is a resident of New York City and is happily married with two wonderful children.

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Current Residence: New York, NY

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