Does Next Iron Chef have enough women, Asians, or African Americans?

We couldn’t help but wonder why Next Iron Chef has only 3 women chefs, 2 Latino chefs, 1 Asian, but no African-American chefs. The largest group of chefs, 4 out of 10, are white males. That’s not a very diverse pool of chefs, considering that Iron Chef has only 1 female (Cat Cora), 1 Asian (Chef Morimoto). So does Iron Chef really expect us to believe that they could not attract a more diverse pool of contestant chefs? If American Idol can at least get half women and half men, so can Iron Chef.