Star Salvation Finalists Reinvent Beloved Childhood Snacks
This week the Star Salvation finalists must put signature spins on childhood snacks before presenting them to the judges (in just 25 minutes). Here's the kicker: In addition to regular judges Geoffrey and Damaris, Star Salvation added one child who knows all about food competitions. Brandon Scawthorn, the winner of Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off, is no stranger to the network, and he's an ace at Web series, hosting his own, called Cooking in the Fast Lane. This challenge was an easy task for him: "For me growing up, crepes was one of my favorites," Brandon says of his go-to snack.
Star Talk caught up with Brandon on the set of Star Salvation to talk about his experience. Read below for his interview and click play on the video below to watch his episode.
Brandon Scawthorn: This is so exciting. First I won Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off, now I'm here as a judge — it's just amazing.
BS: You know, actually, that one was one of the first things that popped in my mind. What's next? I can’t believe what I'm going to do next!
BS: Of course I am. I've been watching Food Network Star almost forever.
BS: Watching the finale — seeing who's going to win. It's constant anticipation. I like that fans can vote for the winner too.
BS: You know what I’d tell them? Just keep on trying. Keep on trying, always practice, learn those recipes, make them better and do whatever you can to do your absolute best.