Chefs Speak Out on What Not to Do: Food Network Star Edition

Bobby, Giada, Rachael and more stars share advice with Food Network Star finalists on what they ought to avoid doing on their road to stardom.

Often in the Food Network Star competition finalists are told what they need to do to succeed — hone their culinary points of view, master time management, bring bold flavors to their dishes — but it's not often that they learn what pitfalls to avoid on the road to stardom. No one knows these lessons quite like established Food Network stars, and recently Star Talk caught up with mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis, and more of your favorite chefs, for their takes on what each contestant ought to avoid and how to shine as a Star hopeful.

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Mark your calendars for the premiere of Food Network Star on Sunday, June 7 at 9|8c.

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