Watch: The Making of the Cast

Photo by: Eddy Chen ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Eddy Chen, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

You've already met this year's 12 Food Network Star hopefuls, and just this month Star Talk shared the first exclusive interviews with each finalist to showcase their goals for the competition and their thoughts on the mentors. Now, just ahead of Sunday's all-new Season 10 premiere,  it's time to reveal a look at the contestants before they were competitors, back when each of them was just beginning the road to stardom.

Each now-finalist created a casting video, and these brief clips reveal their cooking styles, histories in the kitchen and culinary passions — and just maybe you'll catch the first glimmers of a future star . Click here to watch all of their casting videos and learn about their pasts plus go-to cuisines.

Don't miss the Season 10 premiere of Food Network Star on Sunday, June 1 at 9|8c.

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