Star Scrapbook: Justin Davis

Flip through a Food Network Star finalist's scrapbook for an up-close-and-personal look at journal entries and snapshots taken inside the Star house.

Photo By: Leanna Creel/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Hanging in Hollywood

Justin Davis, a stay-at-home dad and food blogger from Minneapolis, was the sixth finalist to leave the Star house.

Star Journals

Each finalist was given a Food Network journal upon arrival in L.A. Justin D. filled his with prep lists for challenges and scribbled reflections on the Star experience.

First Challenge

For the very first Star Challenge, which involved preparing a four-course dinner for media personalities, Justin D. wrote out his team's plan of attack.

The Finished Plate

Justin D. contributed a halibut dish that he outlined on the journal page, served here with dishes from head-butting teammates Alicia and Penny.

Making Friends

The finalists also received digital cameras to document life behind the scenes. In their minimal downtime, Justin D. got in a hike in the Hollywood hills with new pals Susie and Whitney.

Home Cooking

Justin D. snapped this shot of Juba preparing some eats back at the Star house.

The Boys

Jeff and the two Justins bonded during their time in the house.


Justin D. captured this shot of three fellow finalists relaxing at the Jacuzzi. Despite the stress of competing on Star, they found time to enjoy it.

New P.O.V.

Justin D.'s first show idea was "Date Night," but mid-season he decided to scrap it in favor of a new concept, "Flavor Factory." In his journal, he reflects on his performance so far.

Finding Flavor

In the Kellogg's challenge, Justin D. tried out his new P.O.V. and got some feedback: "Make sure the flavors you're telling people are coming out are really coming out," advised Iron Chef Michael Symon.

Future Plans

Justin D.'s journal reveals some potential ideas for reinventing classic dishes. Unfortunately, he didn't get to stick around long enough to give them a try.

Last Dish

At the Fourth of July Challenge, Justin D. was tasked with reinventing a burger and watermelon.

Burger Prep

Unfortunately, he missed the opportunity to shine and served unexciting burgers that the judges said lacked seasoning. "That burger was your oyster," lamented Bobby Flay.

Memorable Look

Throughout the competition, the judges loved Justin D.'s unique style. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to keep him around: "Glasses do not a performance make," said Bob Tuschman.

Parting Words

"I'm saddened, but not shocked. I appreciate all the words of wisdom and the insight that you've given me," Justin D. told the judges.

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