According to the Chairman (person) of the American Iron Chef food network cooking show, an Iron Chef must respect the ingredients.
How does one show respect for the animal they murder for their plate, or many times, via Japan, eat alive?
They use the word respect often. Respect for regional tastes as an example. Respect for what otherwise would be called tradition, so that I’m assuming they want people to keep slaughtering and eating those they slaughter.
Since when do chefs give the diner what they want? The chef creates the menu, not the diner.
How can you respect a chef who murders for you? Or how can you respect a diner who demands it?
There is no honor in hypocrisy and contradiction. There is no honor in deception. There is no honor in murder.
Animal chefs are not honorable.