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Food Network Star

Food Network Star

About the Show

In this long-running competition series, 12 passionate Food Network Star hopefuls compete for the chance to have their very own Food Network show. Three culinary icons lead the charge to discover the best and brightest new faces in food television, Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay. Each episode before the finale features a first-round Mentor Challenge, second-round Star Challenge and an elimination determined by the selection committee, including returning judges Food Network executives Susie Fogelson and Bob Tuschman. Tune in to find out who has the personality, on-camera charisma and kitchen chops to follow in their idols' footsteps and helm their own Food Network show.

Star Salvation

Star Salvation

An eliminated Food Network Star challenger can rejoin the competition after a journey on Star Salvation. This exclusive web series is hosted by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and Damaris Phillips, season 9 Food Network Star winner.

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Judge and Mentor

Judge and Mentor

Giada De Laurentiis

Emmy Award-winning personality Giada De Laurentiis has become a household name. With an impressive background of culinary training and a unique, personable charm, she is a globally revered celebrity chef who continues to prove her skill and accessibility not only with her expanding presence beyond Food Network but also with the great success of her cookbooks, brand alliances, newly launched food products and recurring role on Today.

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Judge and Mentor

Judge and Mentor

Alton Brown

Although Alton Brown spent plenty of time in his mom's kitchen growing up, his real interest in food sparked in college when he discovered that girls who said "no" to dates sometimes said "yes" if he offered to cook for them. His social life never ignited, but the food spark did and after spending a decade behind the camera in the TV industry, he headed to culinary school in hopes of one day creating a new kind of cooking show. Good Eats, the show that Brown would go on to wrote, produce, and host ran for 13 years on Food Network before making the move to Cooking Channel where it airs to this day.

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Judge and Mentor

Judge and Mentor

Bobby Flay

Bobby Flay's versatility is evident in the multiple talents he brings to the field as a chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and media personality.

Bobby discovered his culinary identity at the age of 17, working as a cook at the famed theatre district haunt, Joe Allen's. The job had been arranged by his father, who was a partner in the restaurant. After a short time, Joe Allen himself became so impressed by Bobby's talents that he paid the young cook's tuition to The French Culinary Institute.

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