Guy Talks Celebrity Cook-Off on Twitter and Facebook
Two of Food Network’s most popular personalities, Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri, are going head-to-head in a new series, Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-Off. Both Rachael and Guy serve as coaches and mentors to eight multi-talented celebrities, ranging from an Olympic gold medalist to Grammy-winning artists to a Golden Globe-nominated actor — contestants who are all passionate about food and cooking.
@Rbrittenham: What are you going to do to make your team stand out? What will set you apart?
GF: I want them to be individually creative and do their best.
@jcaonguyen: Which celebrity had no cooking experience at all prior to being on the show?
GF: All had some sort of experience, but I can’t give away insider info. You’ll be surprised just how strong they really are.
@sometimes2kind: At any point did you want to jump in and help your team?
GF: At any point? At ANY point? At every point. I'm still stressed about it.
Nicolas Christian Lopez: Guy, what's your strategy against the 30 minute-meal queen?
GF: There’s really no strategy. We didn’t have enough awareness of the celebrities' culinary experience to have a strategy ahead of time, but we knew Rachael would bring it, so we knew we had to go big, too.
Philesha Evans: Which "celebri-chef" are you most looking forward to working with on the cook-off?
GF: I'm a big fan of Coolio, Lou Diamond Phillips ( Young Guns) and Cheech Marin (Cheech and Chong!). If these three dudes can cook as talented as they are, this should be interesting.
Sherissa Gonzales Go: Did you really get to choose the celebrities on your team?
GF: Yep. It was just like picking a team for kickball in elementary school.
Damita Johnson: How are you going to motivate and inspire your team to win as many challenges as possible?
GF: I'm going to have them push their culinary limits and not play it safe. This was the time, this was the moment — it was go big or go home, literally.