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Next Food Network Star, Season 6: Behind the Scenes of Episode One's Finalist Challenges

In this season's first Camera Challenge, each finalist must express their personality with a chicken-and-potatoes dish. Next, the Star Challenge: Create a dish from a team-built menu for Wolfgang Puck, then show a promo they filmed earlier.
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Here They Come

Judges Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay and Susie Fogelson walk onto the set.

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Marching Orders

Giada and Bobby, along with judge Bob Tuschman, prepare their comments and instructions for the initial Camera Challenge, "You On a Plate." This contest requires each cook to create a reflection of their own personality — via a chicken-and-potatoes dish.

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On Your Mark ...

After taking their places on the Star set, the 12 finalists anxiously await instructions for their very first test of culinary skill.

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Lights, Camera ... Cooking

The camera crew perfects their focus on the lineup of finalists.

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