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Star Scrapbook: Aaron Crumbaugh

Aaron was one of two finalists eliminated in Week 2 of Food Network Star, Season 12. Relive the most-memorable moments from his time in the competition.
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Aaron's Goodbye

Aaron, a self-described "farm boy" and the owner of a catering company, is passionate about his love of all things meat. After two weeks in the competition, he was ultimately sent home after offering the panel a flopped throwdown against fellow finalist Rob and a lackluster mash-up of fried chicken and pho.
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Introductory Dish

The finalists were given journals to use during their time in the competition, and Aaron filled his with plans for his recipes and notes on how to execute his dishes. Here he outlined the basic ingredients for his flat iron steak, which he served at the iPic Theater in Week 1.
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Looking for More

"To me this feels like a dish of garnishes," guest judge Tyler Florence said after sampling Aaron's beef. "If he's, like, the meat guy, I want to taste the beef."

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Mixed Impressions

Aaron's presentation in Week 1 also left much to be desired. "He's like the awkward teenager — in a sort of charming way," Bobby said of Aaron's cold open video, in which he jumbled his words while attempting to proclaim his passion for meat.

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