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 7, Episode 1

Lights, Camera, Cook

Fifteen eager Food Star Finalists arrive at Hollywood's famous Grauman's Chinese Theater, where they meet each other for the first time and are welcomed by Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis. For their first Camera Challenge, the finalists must create a breakfast dish that reflects their personality and culinary point of view. Their first Star Challenge finds them shooting promos for their shows as well as cooking for a panel of Hollywood's press, including Mario Lopez from television's Extra. The first finalist is sent packing.

Thursday
May 10
10am | 9c
Season 0, Episode 2

Food Network Star Casting Special

For the all new season of Food Network Star, Bobby, Giada and Alton are competing head to head to find the network's next star. They each scoured the country, looking at thousands of applicants and selected a group to come audition live for them. This process decides who gets to compete to become the next Food Network Star.

Sunday
May 13
12am | 11c
Season 0, Episode 2

Food Network Star Casting Special

For the all new season of Food Network Star, Bobby, Giada and Alton are competing head to head to find the network's next star. They each scoured the country, looking at thousands of applicants and selected a group to come audition live for them. This process decides who gets to compete to become the next Food Network Star.

Sunday
May 13
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 8, Episode 2

NYC on the Go

This week's challenge is a food tour of New York! The finalists are split into three teams and will each take a busload of tourists on a tour of three different New York neighborhoods. How entertaining are they? What landmarks will they highlight? How much food knowledge do they impart? Then each finalist will have to prepare and serve a dish to the judges based on the research they do in the neighborhoods.

Thursday
May 24
12:30am | 11:30c
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.

Thursday
Jun 7
2am | 1c
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.

Thursday
May 29
1pm | 12c
Season 10, Episode 2

Please Try This at Home

A Food Network Star must be able to teach home viewers how to prepare great meals. In the Mentor Challenge, Alton Brown challenges the finalists to teach him a recipe. Then for the Star Challenge, the finalists must create a video demonstrating one of their own dishes for the home viewer. What they don't know is that Chef Alex Guarnaschelli will be playing along, trying to make the dish. After Alex is revealed to the finalists, she helps the Selection Committee decide who will be sent home.

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

One-of-a-Kind Experience

As Las Vegas is all about one-of-a-kind experiences, the finalists are divided into two teams, and each must create a memorable dining experience for the Selection Committee along with special guest Penn Jillette. The team voted least successful lands in the bottom three.

Thursday
Jul 24
7pm | 6c
Season 11, Episode 6

Improv

In the Mentor Challenge, the Finalists are tasked with creating and presenting an enticing pizza with kicked-up flavors for Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, and guest judges Duff Goldman and Darin Harris, CEO of CiCi's Pizza. In the Star Challenge, Bobby and guest David Alan Grier randomly assign each Finalist several criteria for their dishes, which they'll present in a demo for a crowd filled with fans of food and comedy. Susie Fogelson and Bob Tuschman assist Giada and Bobby in eliminating the least successful Finalist.

Saturday
Jul 18
12pm | 11c
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.

Monday
Aug 10
12am | 11c
Season 11, Episode 11

We Have a Winner

The final three are joined by the nine eliminated Finalists to view their pilots, along with Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, Susie Fogelson and Bob Tuschman. After the screening, the Selection Committee deliberates, and Brooke Johnson, president of Food Network, announces the winner of Food Network Star! 

Sunday
Aug 23
6pm | 5c
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.

Sunday
May 22
9pm | 8c
Season 12, Episode 8

Guilty Pleasures Dinner

The finalists join forces to create a five-course meal composed of nothing but indulgent, over-the-top, guilty pleasure dishes. Each finalist gives a presentation of their course, describing their unique take on the dish and all its guilty glory to Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, and guest judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Trisha Yearwood.

Monday
Jul 11
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