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 7, Episode 11

Cook For Your Life & Pilots

The three remaining finalists think they are all making a pilot, but are shocked to find out there is one challenge left. It's time to "Cook For Your Life," and everyone must pull out all the stops to create their ultimate dish. After one finalist is sent packing, it's down to the final two. Guy Fieri returns to direct them in their pilots and, in a surprise twist, all of the eliminated finalists return as the focus group who will help decide who will win the ultimate prize: their own show on Food Network.

Aug 19
8pm | 7c
Season 8, Episode 3

Dessert Chopping Block

The 13 remaining finalists meet Chopped judges Alex Guarnaschelli, Scott Conant, and Marc Murphy and are given their Star Challenge: desserts. But it's not just any dessert challenge. Each team must use a basket of ingredients to create their best sweet concoction in a head-to-head inter-team battle -- Chopped style!

May 27
9pm | 8c
Season 8, Episode 4

Fashion Week Food Makeover

It's Fashion Week in New York and the finalists are thrilled to learn that, as potential stars, a "makeover" is essential ... but THEY aren't being made over; it's a food "makeover!" Each finalist will have to "make over" a bland dish, making it look (and taste) good for the most fashionable crowd on the planet. Ted Allen will be on hand to judge the fashion shows, plus an extra prize is announced for the winning finalist.

Jun 9
2pm | 1c
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 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 2

Burger Bash

This week Food Network Star is throwing its very own Burger Bash, an over-the-top burger competition. The remaining finalists are tasked with creating the best burger of their lives and presenting it to 100 burger enthusiasts. After the presentations, the burger fans must decide whose burger they want to try based on their live-demo presentation. After a vote on which burger has the best flavor, the least successful finalist is sent home.

Jun 13
11pm | 10c
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 9, Episode 10

Network Pitch

The four finalists get their chance to pitch a show to Food Network. Executives Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson are back to choose the final three: Based on the finalists' presentations, Bob and Susie will greenlight three concepts, which will be made into pilots directed by season two Food Network Star winner Guy Fieri.

Aug 5
8pm | 7c
Season 10, Episode 11

A Food Star Is Born Finale

The results are in! America has voted to determine who will be the next Food Network Star. Before the winner is revealed, all of the finalists are back in the studio to tell all and view never-before-seen footage from the season. Bobby Flay, Alton Brown and Giada De Laurentiis each share their favorite moments during an emotional look back at the final three's journey to the finale. Then, suspense rises as the time comes to reveal who will walk away as the new Food Network Star.

Aug 11
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 4
12pm | 11c
Season 12, Episode 2

Mash-Up Throwdown

Cooking Channel's Haylie Duff and Rev Run join as guest judges, and first, Haylie helps Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay determine which pair of competitors should earn an advantage based on their culinary travelogue report. Then, Rev Run challenges the finalists to mash up two different cooking styles into one dish and compete in the food world equivalent of a rap battle! In a surprise twist, two finalists are sent packing.

Jun 4
2pm | 1c

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