Yes, the rumors are true. I have been asked to participate in the first annual Vegan Iron Chef competition, held at the Richmond Vegetarian Festival, June 18th, 2011 in Bryan Park.
Wouldn't you know, Portland, OR hosted a Vegan Iron Chef for the first time last year (but just one year ahead of our uber progressive little southern city!).
They already have a pretty established Vegan Iron Chef groove going on after just a year (take a look at their website). They have Isa Chandra Moskowitz of Post Punk Kitchen cook book fame as a host for their 2011 competition.
I will continue to keep everyone updated as more news comes to light.