Food Network Stars Reveal Their Lessons Learned After Years on TV

Hear from the mentors and other chefs as they reflect on their most-important takeaways from years on TV.

The job of Food Network Star is a highly specialized one, which is why there are only a select few chefs who are worthy of the title — and why 12 hopeful finalists are willing to battle to claim that title in this summer's fiercest culinary competition. Before those rivals take the stage on June 7 to begin their journey to potential stardom, established pros like mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis, as well as Rachael Ray and Alex Guarnaschelli, are coming together to offer the contestants industry advice in the form of top lessons learned.

Giada admits that for her, one of the most-important takeaways after years on TV has been "not being fearful to create my own path" and simply concerning herself with her own future, though for Bobby it comes down to the practicality of being on-air. "I know that I'm better on television when I'm even just a little bit prepared," he explains.

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Mark your calendars for the premiere of Food Network Star on Sunday, June 7 at 9|8c.

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