What Not to Do to Succeed on Food Network Star
Act naturally, command your culinary point of view, demonstrate complete mastery in the kitchen and make the camera your friend. After 11 seasons of Food Network Star, we know that having and demonstrating these essential abilities will go a long way toward impressing Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis. But how about the things that finalists ought not to do? We checked in with both mentors, plus a whole roster of Food Network chefs, and it turns out that their advice is pretty straightforward. "I think what they should not do is over-rehearse," Giada told Star Talk. For Bobby, authenticity reigns supreme. "They need to be who they are and not try to be somebody who is already on the network," he revealed.
Hear more from Bobby and Giada, plus stars like Alex Guarnaschelli, Rachael Ray and Anne Burrell as they give their good-to-know tips to finalists for avoiding too-common competition mistakes.
- Bobby and Giada Reveal Their Keys to Success as Food Network Stars
- Exclusive: Giada on the "Ballet" of Camera Work, Plus Her Take on the Job of a Food Network Star
- Exclusive: Bobby on the Importance of Focus, the Meaning of Star Power and the Advice He Follows
- New Star-a-Day Interviews with the Season 12 Cast
- Hear from Tyler and Valerie, the Hosts of Comeback Kitchen
- QUIZ: Can You Guess the Food Network Stars by Their Dishes?
Tune in to the premiere of Food Network Star on Sunday, May 22 at 9|8c.