Guy Talks Celebrity Cook-Off on Twitter and Facebook

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Two of Food Network’s most popular personalities, Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri, are going head-to-head in a new series, Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off. Both Rachael and Guy serve as coaches and mentors to eight multi-talented celebrities, ranging from an Olympic gold medalist to Grammy-winning artists to a Golden Globe-nominated actor — contestants who are all passionate about food and cooking.

Food Network recently caught up with Guy to talk about the show and Team Guy on Twitter and Facebook.

@Rbrittenham: What are you going to do to make your team stand out? What will set you apart?

GF: I want them to be individually creative and do their best.

@jcaonguyen: Which celebrity had no cooking experience at all prior to being on the show?

GF: All had some sort of experience, but I can’t give away insider info. You’ll be surprised just how strong they really are.

@sometimes2kind: At any point did you want to jump in and help your team?

GF: At any point? At ANY point? At every point. I'm still stressed about it.

Nicolas Christian Lopez: Guy, what's your strategy against the 30 minute-meal queen?

GF: There’s really no strategy. We didn’t have enough awareness of the celebrities' culinary experience to have a strategy ahead of time, but we knew Rachael would bring it, so we knew we had to go big, too.

Philesha Evans: Which "celebri-chef" are you most looking forward to working with on the cook-off?

GF: I'm a big fan of Coolio, Lou Diamond Phillips ( Young Guns) and Cheech Marin (Cheech and Chong!). If these three dudes can cook as talented as they are, this should be interesting.

Sherissa Gonzales Go: Did you really get to choose the celebrities on your team?

GF: Yep. It was just like picking a team for kickball in elementary school.

Damita Johnson: How are you going to motivate and inspire your team to win as many challenges as possible?

GF: I'm going to have them push their culinary limits and not play it safe. This was the time, this was the moment — it was go big or go home, literally.

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