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Get out your fighting tongs; it's time for Food Network Challenge! From small-town cook-offs to the World Pastry Team Championship, we'll take you to the biggest and best food battles around the world. Bragging rights and major cash prizes are on the line for the tallest pastry, the sweetest pie, the spiciest chili and the most savoury BBQ ribs.
It's a battle of the sexes in this grill-off where three female Food Network stars face off against three male Food Network stars. They have three rounds to please both some mystery clients and a panel of discerning judges. The ten thousand dollar grand prize will be donated to charity.
Four cake artists know that they are at Challenge to design a cake to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the "Universal Royalty Beauty Pageant," a beauty pageant for young girls. What the competitors don't know is that the pageant mothers will help them make the cakes. These moms may not know cake, but they know how to win and definitely have their own opinions. The winning cake will earn one competitor ten thousand dollars and a gold medal.
Four Cake Designers make tasty cakes inspired by man's best friend. The challenge is to make a realistic life-size replica of a real-life show dog. The competitor with the perfect pooch takes home $10,000.
Four top pastry chefs have eight hours to outwit physics by engineering world famous bridges in rice cereal treats. The first Cereal Bridges Challenge proved that a tall order. The question is: can these four build the bridges better?
Four top pastry chefs put their artist eye on interpreting the most awe-inspiring world wonders in chocolate.
Four Cake Designers take on a TV first - a cake car demolition derby. Each competitor actually makes two cakes. The first: A super-sized, super-cool fantasy demo derby car with lights, exhaust and moving parts. The second: A smaller, remote-controlled cake on wheels for TV's first cake demo derby! $2,000 goes to the derby winner. $10,000 goes to the best big cake.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the popular television show Dora the Explorer, four cake designers will make cakes inspired by some of Dora's greatest adventures. However, the competitors find out that they have to go on an adventure of their own and perform a task in order to earn an item that they must incorporate into their cake design. Someone will crash and burn before it's done. And someone will go home with ten thousand dollars.
They say Rome wasn't built in a day. But at Challenge, two teams of pastry chefs have just eight hours to create an entire city out of chocolate, sugar and cereal treats. That means the skyline, the buildings and the life within the city. The team that best captures the spirit of their chosen city will earn ten thousand dollars and a gold medal.
It's the toughest chocolate Challenge yet. Four ace chocolatiers visit Hersheypark to find inspiration for their own original chocolate roller coasters. Not only do they have to make their roller coasters move, they find out during the competition that they have to incorporate Hershey's candies into their design. It's a whole lotta work to get done in eight hours. And the competitor that can rise to this Challenge will take home ten thousand dollars.
Four cake designers tap into their dark side as they create original villains and tell their stories in cake. The cake designers also need to make their creations move or spin or shoot fire -- making for a truly extreme competition. The competitor who can wow the judges with both the story and the special effects will take home ten thousand dollars.
Four cake artists have to make a wedding cake for a tattooed couple. But this engaged couple doesn't want an ordinary wedding cake; they want an extreme cake that is a show stopper. So, to have a chance at ten thousand dollars, the cake artists have to figure out a way to make their cakes spin, shoot fire, and otherwise "wow" these discerning clients.
Top pastry chefs will make cakes inspired by the fun, food, and relaxation that each person enjoyed on a cruise. Only one competitor can take home the ten thousand dollar grand prize.
Four cake artists will make cakes inspired by the fall collection of Stacey Bendet's fashion line, Alice + Olivia. What the competitors don't know is that fashion models with no culinary experience will assist them in making their cakes.
Four adventurous sugar artists have a near impossible assignment: create a fantasy flying machine out of sugar that moves through the air
Three teams made of fruit and vegetable carvers, artists and construction workers accept the challenge to make a real looking landscape scene in food.
Four of the best food stylists compete over three rounds: breakfast, mystery lunch box, and romantic dinner for two. They don't need to make the food taste good; they need to make it look irresistible. The competitors with the best photograph wins!
Two teams of three pastry chefs face off to build six feet tall gingerbread houses.
This competition is all about going big or going home.
Four passionate barbecue teams come to Greenwood, South Carolina, armed with their best barbecue recipes. The teams must ace all four competition categories: pork, chicken, ribs and beef brisket in order to win $2500 and the title of "grand champion."
Four cake artists have to make cakes to celebrate a tenth high school reunion. And who better to assist with the cake than the former classmates of the class of 2000? The rebel, the cheerleader, the jock and the nerd all have a bone to pick with each other. And it will be settled in the Food Network Challenge studio. The winning competitor will earn ten thousand dollars.
This competition is a Challenge first. Three teams of pastry chefs have to transform boring storefront windows into edible holiday wonderlands.
Four cake artists go prehistoric in this Challenge by making cakes that celebrate the trials, triumphs and friendship of Manny the Mammoth and friends. The winning cake artist will take home ten grand and a gold medal.
Four of the best cake designers in the country must make a cake for a couple celebrating their Golden Anniversary. The competitor that can distill 50 years of marriage and put it into one great cake will take home ten thousand dollars. But when the couple feels that the cakes aren't personal enough, all the competitors are at risk of being disqualified.
Four cake artists are assisted by four newly married husbands. Their challenge is to create a custom "newlywed cake" for the new brides. The judges will pick the best cake. The twist is that in order to unlock the $10,000, at the end of the challenge, the bride must be able to identify which cake was designed exclusively for her. If she gets it wrong, then the competitor who made the best cake cannot win. The bride whose cake places second must then figure out which cake is hers. The match game continues until one lady picks the right cake.
Four of the country's best amateur pumpkin carvers square off to put a new face on a Halloween classic. There are three rounds of competition: the traditional Jack O'Lantern, 3-D pumpkin carving and a free-style round where anything goes.
Chef Robert Irvine heads to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for a music inspired mission.
In this knock down, drag out Challenge, four cake designers make cakes inspired by teams in the Denver Roller Dolls League.
Four chocolatiers create chocolate showpieces inspired by a mode of transportation. The hard part? These delicate chocolate vehicles will have to move.
Four top cake artists will create Sesame Street inspired cakes that celebrate the past, the present and the future of this beloved American institution. The winning competitor will win ten thousand dollars and a gold medal.
To celebrate the release of Sex and the City 2, four cake designers create cakes inspired by the high style of Sex and the City's four main characters, Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte. In order to take home the ten thousand dollar grand prize, the cakes need to be as fabulous as the characters themselves.
Four top cake artists compete for the honor of making a birthday cake for a seven-year-old boy who just happens to be SpongeBob Squarepants’ number one fan. The competitor who best captures the high silliness of SpongeBob and all his friends in Bikini Bottom will win ten thousand dollars.
Four top pastry chefs face off to create amazing sugar showpieces inspired by four classic adventure novels.
Four top pastry chefs go on a seven-day Western Caribbean cruise to four ports of call. The competitors' assignment is to design a colorful sugar and candy showpiece inspired by particular shore excursions found at each destination. The chefs will then come to Food Network Challenge studios and attempt to create their sugar showpiece in an eight-hour competition. The winning showpiece is worth ten thousand dollars.
Four sugar artists take on a potentially impossible task in this Challenge: make a four foot tall science fiction scene in sugar. The catch? The showpiece must move. Potential for crashes and disaster looms. But the competitor that can make a great showpiece that is still standing strong at the end of the competition will win ten thousand dollars.
Four families face off in the Challenge kitchens to prove that their Thanksgiving traditions trump all. They have six hours to tell their Thanksgiving story in food‹and wow the judges. The winning family will take home ten thousand dollars.
The Simpsons is now the longest running sitcom in television history. To celebrate the shows twenty years, four cake designers will make cakes based on the series' four main characters: Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa.
It's three rounds of cookies like you've never seen before.
Ten thousand dollars is on the table for the cake designer that tells the best urban legend story in cake.
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