Meet the Special Guests Featured on The Kitchen

From Food Network all-stars to friends of the co-hosts, get to know the chefs and stars featured on The Kitchen.

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Culinary Construction

Just in time for Father's Day, Rachael Ray showed off creative ways to put Dad's power tools to work in the kitchen.

Who Can Beat Bobby Flay?

The famed Iron Chef and the host of Beat Bobby Flay stopped by for a no-holds-barred round of Tool Takedown. Despite Bobby Flay's competition experience, however, several of The Kitchen co-hosts managed to take him down.

Italian-Style Comfort Food

Chopped judge Scott Conant showed off a new take on classic polenta, featuring a topping of earthy mushrooms laced with sweet shallots and fresh thyme.

Get the Recipe: Mushroom Fricassee with Creamy Polenta

A New Kind of Cake

Instead of baking a traditional layer cake, Martha Stewart explained how to build one out of chocolate chip cookies. This icebox cake featured layers of cool, fluffy whipped cream, which helped soften the cookies over time.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate-Chip-Cookie Icebox Cake

Building Burgers

The Harry Potter star has a penchant for burgers, so he played a round of Build a Burger — similar to Twister — with Geoffrey Zakarian and Jeff Mauro. Depending on where their hands and feet landed, Daniel Radcliffe assembled a between-the-bun creation with a mix of toppings.

Watch: The Kitchen Video Gallery

Coastal Influences

Both regulars on Chopped, Marc Murphy and Geoffrey used Marc's time spent on the beach to motivate his recipe for a satisfying salad with scallops.

Get the Recipe: Summer Salad with Scallion Pesto and Scallops

Kitchen Athletics

It was the season of the Winter Olympics when figure skating champion Brian Boitano visited, and he demonstrated a culinary-inspired skating routine for the cast.

Sticking to the Classics

Fresh off of writing her first cookbook, Kelsey Nixon introduced one of her signature recipes, a version of easy-to-make sloppy joes.

Get the Recipe: Sloppy Jane Sliders

Pretzels 2.0

When Rewrapped judge Marc Summers visited the co-hosts, they put their own spin on Rewrapped by giving new life to a common snack food: pretzels.

Get the Recipe: Pretzel Chow Mix

Girl Talk

Haylie Duff, a food blogger and avid cook, showed off a few of her favorite recipes from her brand-new cookbook, including party-ready bites ideal for a ladies' night in.

Get the Recipe: Mushroom and Herb Crostini

Besting the Burger

It was all about burgers when Roger Mooking showed up. He and Geoffrey faced off in a friendly round of Stack It & Stick It to see who can build the best piled-high burger.  

Watch: Memorable Moments

Party Inspiration

Thanks to design expert Sabrina Soto, fans learned how to host a summer soiree in style. She shared easy tricks for decorating serving pieces, plus tips on how to maintain the freshness of flowers.

Snack Central

Author and talk show host Wendy Williams enjoys cooking for her family at home, and on The Kitchen, she sampled Jeff's cheesy crackers.

Get the Recipe: The Forbidden Bite

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