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Jose Garces' next opponent on 'Iron Chef America'

She's Kelly Liken, whose restaurant is the toast of Vail.

Set the DVR to Food Network, 10 p.m., Sunday, May 9.

Jose Garces will defend his honor on Iron Chef America against Kelly Liken, chef-owner of an eponymous eatery in Vail, Colo., and a more casual bistro in nearby Edwards, Colo.

Liken, a Pittsburgh native whose bio says she graduated first in her class at Culinary Institute of America, is a finalist for the James Beard Foundation's 2010 award for best chef, Southwest. (The awards ceremony will be in New York on May 3.) Garces won last year's Beard for best chef, Mid-Atlantic.

Among her favorite local ingredients, she says, are all-natural, farm-raised elk and summer greens.

Below is a clip from her February appearance on CBS Morning Show's "Chef on a Shoestring."