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 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.

Saturday
Aug 13
8pm | 7c
Season 8, Episode 8

Deen Family Beach Party

This week, the finalists head to Miami for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Paula Deen is having a summer beach party for friends and family at SOBE -- and the finalists are cooking up the meal! Each finalist must create an adult dish for the party and a kids' version of the dish for this beachside bash. The final eight will also have to perform a 30-second "entertaining tip" on camera, which will be watched by the judging table.

Monday
Jul 2
12am | 11c
Season 8, Episode 8

Deen Family Beach Party

This week, the finalists head to Miami for the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Paula Deen is having a summer beach party for friends and family at SOBE -- and the finalists are cooking up the meal! Each finalist must create an adult dish for the party and a kids' version of the dish for this beachside bash. The final eight will also have to perform a 30-second "entertaining tip" on camera, which will be watched by the judging table.

Wednesday
Jul 4
11pm | 10c
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.

Monday
Jul 16
12am | 11c
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.

Friday
Jun 7
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.

Sunday
Jul 28
9pm | 8c
Season 9, Episode 11

America Picks a Star

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

Sunday
Aug 18
4pm | 3c
Season 10, Episode 3

Cutthroat Food Star

A Food Network Star must have the knowledge and ability to adapt to any circumstance that arises. In two heats of five, the finalists bid on sabotages to saddle their competitors with, then battle it out in the kitchen, Cutthroat Kitchen style. Alton Brown runs the festivities, and the finalists' dishes are critiqued by Bobby Flay and Chef Jet Tila. The winning finalist in each heat keeps his or her winnings, while the least-successful competitor hits the road.

Sunday
Jun 22
6pm | 5c
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.

Thursday
Jul 17
7pm | 6c
Season 11, Episode 7

Food Truck Throwdown

In their first challenge, the Finalists create and present a portable version of their favorite brunch dish to Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay. Then, guest judge Richard Blais pairs the Finalists into teams to create a social media promo video for their own food trucks. These videos will be shown to food truck enthusiasts, who will get food from the truck whose offerings they most want to taste. 

Saturday
Jul 25
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.

Sunday
Aug 9
9pm | 8c
Season 0, Episode 8

Comeback Kitchen: Second Chance at First Place

Seven competitors from previous seasons return for a second shot at becoming the next Food Network Star. For the first challenge, hosts Valerie Bertinelli and Tyler Florence ask the competitors to redeem themselves by making a dish that haunts them from their first go-around, then shoot a one-minute video to explain what they've been up to and how they've improved. Based on the dishes and videos, the least-improved alumnus is eliminated.

Thursday
May 12
4pm | 3c
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.

Thursday
Jun 2
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