Top Moments of Guy's Grocery Games, Season 1

Relive the most-memorable moments from Season 1 of Guy's Grocery Games and see what lessons the contestants learned from the competition.

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Great Minds Think Alike

Have you ever found yourself shopping for the same ingredients as someone else? Guy asked Chris and Jill to cook steak and potatoes, but with the market out of stock on both, the chefs each grabbed sausage and boxed mashed potatoes. Jill made her dish slightly different in puff pastry pockets, edging her the win.

Relive the Episode: Cart Your Engines

Hasty Choice, Bad Choice

In a Five Items or Less challenge, Guy asked the contestants to cook an Asian stir-fry. Nick risked cooking tofu and decided to deep-fry it, but it ended up dissolving in the oil. It turned out he grabbed silken tofu. He proved you've got to read labels when you're out shopping.

Relive the Episode: Frozen Feats

Out of Stock, Out of Luck

Guy asked the contestants to make spaghetti and meatballs without pasta or meat. Karen decided to make matzo ball soup using egg noodles, but ran out of time before she could get them into the bowls. The bigger blunder for her was using chicken stock concentrate, which made the broth too salty.

Relive the Episode: Wild in the Aisles

Paying It Back with Prize Money

Chef Geo made it all the way to the Super Shopping Spree after cooking a successful steakhouse dinner using Guy's Grocery list. Geo said he'd give his winnings to his parents for believing in him and funding his culinary education. The sentiment left Guy and the judges in tears.

Relive the Episode: Surf's Up

A Triumphant Win

After surviving all three games, Samuel made it to the Super Shopping Spree. With speed the show had never before seen, he nabbed all 10 items in two minutes, earning the entire $20,000. Samuel's advice: "Look at the clock as your friend and not as your enemy." It's a strategy that put him in the winner's circle.

Relive the Episode: Feisty Fiesta

Supermarket Connection

Can love be found in the aisles of the supermarket? Guy seemed to think so when he tried setting up Lenny and Christina in the final round. After shopping for their dishes, Guy did a Bag Swap so the two had to cook with the other's ingredients. In the end Lenny and Christina learned a lot about one another.

Relive the Episode: The Ol' Switcheroo

Make the Most with What You Have

In a Five Items or Less challenge, Guy asked the final two contestants to cook an elevated chicken dinner using whole chicken. What got judge Richard upset is that no one utilized the entire bird. Both David and Phillip used only the chicken breast and liver. That's a lesson in how not to be a smart shopper.

Relive the Episode: Game Day Rush

Canned Creativity

Guy had the contestants do the Can Can challenge, making an Italian feast using all canned foods. Daniel, the self-proclaimed "happy chef," decided to do a Texas-Italian fusion dish, which left the judges confused but showed off his creativity, a necessary trait when it comes to cooking with canned goods.

Relive the Episode: Yes, Chefs Can

To Each His Own

Guy surprised the contestants with a Bag Swap in the final round, but it worked to one chef's advantage. Luca got Stephan's gourmet bag, whereas Stephan got Luca's disastrous combination of ingredients. It just goes to show someone else's grocery cart — or bag — is oftentimes more interesting than your own.

Relive the Episode: It's Egg-cellent

Do We Have To?

In Round 2 of a No Carts Allowed challenge, Guy asked the contestants to make a healthy kids' meal. But these chefs weren't too happy with the idea of having to shop for what they could carry. It was a challenge, but nothing that hadn't been done before — sometimes there just aren't any carts available!

Relive the Episode: Five Star Frozen Feud

Persistence Pays Off

Jay went at the Out of Stuck taco night game with such enthusiasm that he also went at his finger. Even though he needed stitches for his injury, he got back to cooking and put out three rounds of impressive dishes — and left with the win. He kept on going no matter what.

Relive the Episode: Cart Wars

A Special Shopping Spree

Claude made it all the way to the Super Shopping Spree, and for the first time, a special prize awaited him, if he could find it. Luckily Claude located the red box, which contained $5,000 in cash, a holiday bonus from Guy's Grocery Games.

Relive the Episode: Holly, Jolly Meals

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