10 Talented Home Cooks Enter All-Star Academy to Compete for the Grand Prize

Premiering Sunday, March 1 at 9|8c, All-Star Academy will feature superstar chefs Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone and Michael Symon, who will guide home cooks through various culinary challenges.

Photo by: Anders Krusberg ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Anders Krusberg, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

From across the country, 10 skilled home cooks have come to enter All-Star Academy, where they will be mentored by some of Food Network's most-revered chefs, all while competing for a $50,000 grand prize. Premiering Sunday, March 1 at 9|8c, All-Star Academy, hosted by Ted Allen, features superstar chefs Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone and Michael Symon, who will guide the home cooks through challenges deemed difficult for even the most-well-seasoned chef. In the end, only one mentor and mentee will emerge victorious.

In the premiere episode, 10 home cooks will embark on the greatest culinary adventure of their lives. But first, they will need to compete for a spot on a mentor's team. Special guest judge Simon Majumdar will help decide who will have a chance to move on to fight another day.

You won't want to miss all the culinary action throughout the season, including an appearance by Robert Irvine, who will challenge each cook to create a dish using only canned meats. Other guests are Donatella Arpaia, Elizabeth Falkner, Amanda Freitag, John Li and Geoffrey Zakarian.

Watch the sneak peek below.

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