But, as the youngest Iron Chefs step forward, young, brash, and untested by the world, the future seems uncertain.
Being the first generation to truly grow up in this western land, many find themselves dropping their Chefs' names (given to them by thier fathers and masters) such as the outlandish "Won Fei Han", or "Xian Wu Lei", in favor of more local names i.e. "Johnathon Steelpot", or even birth names. This trend, while first alarming to the Chairmen, has become more accepted over time, and has even lead to the creation of new rules, such as "Chefs' names will be used in the kitchen". It should be noted, however, that the "kitchen" to an Iron Chef is either a place where food is prepared, or where battle is taking place.
It is with moderate mistrust that this new generation of battling cooks views the Siege Knights, as many have yet to cultivate the sense of wisdom their masters have grown. But that is not to say a complete disrespect, for many of the young chefs see what the Chairmen may have in mind when they consider the Siege Knights worthy allies. That a mountain of metal and flesh, who dwarf the chefs many time over, could one day make a very good customer, and to attract a customer that already knows how to feed herself, one must be the best at what he does, thus pushing the Iron Chefs ever forward. To assist a colossus in battle, one must be the swiftest they can be, thus making the Iron Chefs even stronger.
It is with this thought in mind that while the future of the Iron Chefs seems uncertain in the High Dove region, the inclusion of the Siege Knights make it uncertain, but hopeful.