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Food Network Star, Season 9: Top Moments of Episode 6

Get an inside look at the finalists' challenges and relive the most memorable moments from the sixth episode of Food Network Star, Season 9.
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Stars as Brands

Bobby, Giada and Alton aren't just food stars — they're also brands that encompass restaurants, food and household goods, and more. They challenge the finalists to see themselves as brands, too, and to create two food products that align with their culinary points of view. After tasting their dishes, the mentors will determine which they think will most impress a panel of marketing experts.

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Sweet and Savory

Leave it to the Pie Man to create the duo of a sweet pie and savory quiche with the help of "pie kits," which come complete with everything needed to prepare the dishes at home. "There's not a doggone soul who's making anything that's close to what I have," Rodney says of his idea.

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Colorful Woes

Nikki prepares two sauces, but the spinach-based one has turned an off-putting brown-green hue. Like she's feared, the Selection Committee notes that it's ultimately unsuccessful because of its lack of visual appeal. "I just simply wouldn't buy a container that had something like that in it," Alton tells her. She decides to pitch her tomatillo sauce, despite the fact that she hasn't perfected its texture.

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Childhood Memories

Given his broad point of view, Chris struggles to decide which products to prepare, but he settles on a corn bisque and apple-bell pepper jam, both dishes that remind him of home in Ohio. His jam is the stronger of the two, but the judges recommend that Chris market it as a ketchup instead. "You want to let them know it's something more of a savory idea," Giada explains.

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