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 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 7, Episode 10

Iron Chef

In the ultimate Food Network Star challenge, the finalists face off in the Iron Chef Kitchen Stadium. Alton Brown hosts the showdown while guest judge and Iron Chef Michael Symon lends his palate to the panel.

Aug 12
8pm | 7c
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?

Jun 30
2pm | 1c
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!

May 31
5pm | 4c
Season 9, Episode 1

Are You Ready for Prime Time?

In the premiere episode of Food Network Star, 12 hopefuls arrive in Los Angeles to compete for the ultimate dream job: to host their own show on Food Network. The finalists arrive at the Food Network kitchens to greet their mentors; Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis and Alton Brown, who help prepare the finalists for the biggest audition of their lives. Each finalist films a pitch tape and prepares one dish to present to the network, Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson, and to a focus group of Food Network viewers who will help decide who has a shot at becoming a Food Network Star.

Jun 9
7pm | 6c
Season 9, Episode 3

A Star Is Chopped

In this week's episode someone is getting Chopped. A Food Network Star must have the knowledge and ability to use a wide range of ingredients and be able to take any combination to new culinary heights. Each of the 10 remaining finalists will be given an exotic ingredient and must be able to use their palate to identify and present what it is. The top two winners will win a seat at the judge's table, alongside Chopped judge Alex Guarnaschelli, while their competitors battle it out in the kitchen, Chopped style.

Jun 16
9pm | 8c
Season 9, Episode 4

Big Screen Bites

From foods, to products, to restaurants, Food Network Stars are participating in the latest culinary trends. The movie theater experience is being transformed with luxury cinemas popping up all over the country. This week, the finalists will compete at a one of these extravagant cinemas. Paired into teams of three, they will have to create a menu and a movie trailer for a focus group of movie enthusiasts. Whose concept will be a hit at the box office and who will go home?

Jun 28
2am | 1c
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.

Jul 14
9pm | 8c
Season 10, Episode 5

Live Demo at Knott's Berry Farm

Live demos are a staple of every Food Network Star's repertoire. In this week's challenge the finalists take the stage at Knott's Berry Farm — an amusement park built on a deep culinary tradition — to perform a food demo for hundreds of park visitors. The finalist who fails to wow the crowd with his or her show and food goes home.

Jul 5
12pm | 11c
Season 10, Episode 7

Vegas Pool Party

The finalists are challenged with creating dishes that represent them, and each finalist must describe his or her dish to guests at a pool party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The Selection Committee decides who did the best overall and sends one finalist home.

Jul 14
12am | 11c
Season 11, Episode 3

Trendy Dinner

It's all about keeping up with the latest food trends when the Finalists first create and photograph their own versions of tiny foods, and then compose a five-course meal where each course corresponds to a buzzword. The Kitchen's Sunny Anderson and Geoffrey Zakarian join Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay to decide which Finalist failed to trend.

Jun 22
12am | 11c
Season 11, Episode 4

4th of July Cookout

The Finalists are split into teams of three, tasked with creating and presenting a cohesive menu to a crowd of hungry families at a 4th of July cookout. Guest judge Bobby Deen joins Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay to determine which team is safe and which Finalist will be sent home.

Jul 2
6pm | 5c
Season 11, Episode 4

4th of July Cookout

The Finalists are split into teams of three, tasked with creating and presenting a cohesive menu to a crowd of hungry families at a 4th of July cookout. Guest judge Bobby Deen joins Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay to determine which team is safe and which Finalist will be sent home.

Jul 4
12pm | 11c
Season 12, Episode 6

Good Mythical Morning

Duff Goldman joins Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay as the finalists take their culinary prowess to new levels with "edible art." Then, Rhett and Link, hosts of the wildly popular YouTube channel "Good Mythical Morning," challenge the finalists to take a spin as a guest on their show. Each finalist participates in their very own "Will It?" segment, pairing unlikely ingredients and asking questions like "Will It Jell-O?" and "Will It Cookie?"

Jun 27
12am | 11c

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