Food Network Star Extras

A Letter from Alex

She welcomes Tregaye to the network with hearty congrats.

Her Advice for the New Star

The Mentors' Missteps 14 Videos

Even Bobby and Giada flub their lines sometimes.

The Best Outtakes

Drama, Drama, Drama 14 Videos

Never-before-seen clips reveal rivalries among the finalists.

Who Said What

Star Scrapbooks for the Final 3

Are You a Food Network Superfan?

Learn Your Star Potential

Do you have winners' chops, or would you go home early?

How Far Would You Go?

Can You Guess the Chefs?

See if you know who prepared a recipe by looking at the dish.

Get Started Now

Your Food Network Victory

Take this quiz to find out which show you'd win.

Answer These Questions

Season 12 Finalists

Get to know all 13 of the hopefuls who competed for the coveted title of Food Network Star.

Their Culinary Pasts and More Facts

Star Talk

PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes of Episode 7 Jul 5, 2016

By: Maria Russo

Find out what the Food Network Star mentors and finalists are up to on set when the cameras stop rolling.

Food Star Kitchen by the Numbers Jun 16, 2016

By: Maria Russo

We're sharing the details of Food Network Star's Food Star Kitchen and dishing out little-known facts about what it takes to stock the space for competition.

Take a Photo Tour of Food Star Kitchen Jun 1, 2016

By: Maria Russo

Browse these exclusive photos for a look at the Food Network Star set that you won't see while watching the competition unfold at home.

Behind the Scenes of the Food Network Star, Season 12 Premiere May 24, 2016

By: Maria Russo

Go on the set of the Food Network Star premiere to see what it took to make the show possible.

PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes of the Premiere of Comeback Kitchen May 9, 2016

By: Maria Russo

Browse behind-the-scenes photos from the Comeback Kitchen premiere.

Inside Food Star Kitchen: Exclusive Photos and Culinary Trivia Jul 28, 2015

By: Maria Russo

Take a behind-the-scenes photo tour inside Food Star Kitchen for an exclusive look at where the finalists compete each week.

New Photos: Go Behind the Scenes of Food Network Star, Season 11 Jun 23, 2015

By: Maria Russo

Get an insider's look behind the scenes of Food Network Star, Season 11.

PHOTOS: Behind the Scenes of the Food Network Star Premiere Jun 9, 2015

By: Maria Russo

Get an insider's look at the making of the Food Network Star premiere, and see how the cast spent its time between takes.

Watch: Top Outtakes from Star Salvation Jul 23, 2014

By: Sarah De Heer

If you've seen an episode of Star Salvation, you probably know that it takes much more time to actually film one episode than the 10 to 13 minutes that is shown on FoodNetwork.com. So what happens to all that lost footage? Click play on the video above to watch the hilarious cuts that didn't makeRead more

What You Didn’t See on TV — Star Las Vegas Edition Jul 15, 2014

By: Star Talk Editor

It takes dozens of crew members to pull off a production as large as Food Network Star, no matter if the show is being filmed in a studio or on location. This week the show traveled to Las Vegas. Unlike when taping in Food Star Kitchen, the production team had to deal with outside elements,Read more

Season 8, Episode 7

Meet the Press-ure

Being a Food Network Star requires handling yourself with ease in the glare of the media spotlight. Finalists will be more exposed than ever as they film their own promotional video -- without the support of their producers! A panel of journalists grills each of the finalists with tough questions about their techniques, personal background and the show they want to bring to Food Network. Who can handle the journalists and who cracks under the pressure?

Sunday
Jun 24
9pm | 8c
Season 8, Episode 10

Pilot Green Lights

They wanted a show, they got one! The six finalists left will star in promos for their own Food Network shows, directed by their producers: Bobby, Alton and Giada. A focus group made up of A-list Food Network stars gives feedback on the promos and only three finalists make the cut. The finalists who survive will get to make pilots for their very own show led by their producer. The pilots will air for all of America to see, and then viewers will get to vote on which finalist deserves his or her own show on Food Network.

Sunday
Jul 15
9pm | 8c
Season 8, Episode 10

Pilot Green Lights

They wanted a show, they got one! The six finalists left will star in promos for their own Food Network shows, directed by their producers: Bobby, Alton and Giada. A focus group made up of A-list Food Network stars gives feedback on the promos and only three finalists make the cut. The finalists who survive will get to make pilots for their very own show led by their producer. The pilots will air for all of America to see, and then viewers will get to vote on which finalist deserves his or her own show on Food Network.

Tuesday
Jul 17
3am | 2c
Season 8, Episode 11

Finale: A Star Is Born

America has voted and a Food Network Star will be crowned tonight! After taking an emotional look back at each of the three remaining finalists' journeys, Bobby, Alton and Giada discuss why they think their finalist should win. The finalists' families join the final three and America's vote is revealed!

Saturday
Jul 28
4pm | 3c
Season 9, Episode 8

Food Stories From the Road

Since Food Network Stars are always describing food in a way that brings it to life, the finalists are divided into teams to film a three minute "food story show" about a pizza joint and a donut shop. Guest judges from The Hollywood Reporter screen and critique the shows, and the least successful team lands in the bottom three.

Friday
Jul 26
2am | 1c
Season 9, Episode 9

Menu: Impossible

A Food Network Star must be able to offer tips and solutions for any culinary situation. Guest Robert Irvine leads the finalists on an "impossible" challenge: They must rehabilitate failing or outdated dishes on a restaurant's menu. The least successful finalist is sent home.

Monday
Jul 29
12am | 11c
Season 9, Episode 7

Star Charity Auction

This week, the finalists are challenged to be adventurous, both on screen and in the kitchen. They each much use an unusual ingredient to create a dish which they will then auction to a roomful of adventurous eaters. The better their presentations, the higher the bids will get and the finalist whose dish fetches the highest price is safe from elimination. The selection committee will pick the best overall dish and send one finalist home.

Friday
May 30
1pm | 12c
Season 10, Episode 4

Internet Marketing Video

Today's Food Network Stars must have a multiplatform presence. In the Mentor Challenge, Bobby Flay tests the social-media acumen of the finalists by having them each create a behind-the-scenes video selfie in the Food Star Kitchen. For the Star Challenge, the finalists are teamed up to make an Internet marketing video for a Hershey's candy product. The videos are shot at YouTube's soundstages and judged by two YouTube executives. Whose video will have the judges wanting to hit "forward," and whose will have them "deleted" from the competition?

Sunday
Jun 22
9pm | 8c
Season 10, Episode 4

Internet Marketing Video

Today's Food Network Stars must have a multiplatform presence. In the Mentor Challenge, Bobby Flay tests the social-media acumen of the finalists by having them each create a behind-the-scenes video selfie in the Food Star Kitchen. For the Star Challenge, the finalists are teamed up to make an Internet marketing video for a Hershey's candy product. The videos are shot at YouTube's soundstages and judged by two YouTube executives. Whose video will have the judges wanting to hit "forward," and whose will have them "deleted" from the competition?

Monday
Jun 23
12am | 11c
Season 11, Episode 2

Savory Baking

The Finalists are tested on their adaptability in the two challenges today. First, they create inspiring dishes using leftovers, which they present to Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay and guest judge Melissa d'Arabian. Then, they serve and present savory dishes inspired by the world of desserts to five of the country's finest pastry chefs. Guest judge Alex Guarnaschelli will help Giada and Bobby determine which Finalist will be going home.

Thursday
Jun 18
6pm | 5c
Season 11, Episode 10

Dish of a Lifetime and Pilots

The winner of Star Salvation rejoins the competition, and the remaining four Finalists each choose a sous chef from the eliminated contestants to help them cook the best dish of their lives. Following their presentations, Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, Susie Fogelson and Bob Tuschman will determine which three Finalists will get to film pilots directed by special guest Rachael Ray.

Saturday
Aug 15
1pm | 12c
Season 12, Episode 1

Cinematic Debut!

The finalists shoot 30-second screen tests to explain what they are all about, which are then screened at a VIP event in Los Angeles in front of a Hollywood crowd. Mentors Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay surprise the finalists when an eliminated contestant from a previous season also joins the competition, then Valerie Bertinelli and Tyler Florence help decide who will be the first to be sent home.

Friday
May 27
12pm | 11c
Season 12, Episode 3

Show Promos

The finalists pair up to shoot a promo for their version of a show called "Family Road Trip!" Whether their destination is camping, the state fair or even Grandma's house, their promo and dishes had better impress Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay and the guest judges, Food Network Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Maile Carpenter and actress Ali Larter!

Thursday
Jun 9
4pm | 3c

Meet the Hosts

Before one finalist can be crowned the newest Star, hopefuls will have to impress judge-mentors Bobby and Giada during the job interview of their lives.

About the Mentors