Judge Spotlight: Giada's Take
This season is Giada De Laurentiis’ first as a full-time judge on Food Network Star. The Giada at Home star and cookbook author came on board last year as a mentor for the finalists and then moved into a seat on the selection committee with Bob, Bobby and Susie.
Giada was actually discovered by one of her fellow judges almost a decade ago: Back in 2002, Bob Tuschman saw a magazine article about her and her food-loving Italian family and was intrigued. He gave her a call and soon thereafter Giada had her first show, Everyday Italian.
What Does It Take to Impress Alex Guarnaschelli? The Judge's First Impressions, Plus Lessons Learned
Hear from guest judge Alex as she dishes on the Food Network Star contest, as well as her experience as a competition show finalist.