Testing their ability to think on their feet, finalists are tasked with solving a culinary problem for a Rachael Ray viewer. They must create a dish which addresses the viewer's problem, then demo their dish on Rachael's show.
Vegas is all about one-of-a-kind experiences. The finalists are divided into two teams who must each create a memorable dining experience for the selection committee along with special guest, Penn Jillette.
Each finalist is challenged to create a dish which represents them, and describe it to guests at a pool party at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The selection committee decides who did the best overall and sends one finalist home.
Each finalist is tasked with creating a product that represents their unique brand and culinary style. After receiving feedback from the judges, the finalists make a commercial for their product in an unorthodox setting.
Live demos are a staple of every Food Network Star's repertoire. In this challenge, finalists take the stage at Knott's Berry Farm, an amusement park built on culinary tradition, to perform a food demo for the park visitors.
Finalists team up to make an internet marketing video for a Hershey's candy
Finalists bid on sabotages for competitors then battle it out.
A Food Network Star must be able to teach home viewers how to prepare great meals. In the Mentor Challenge, Alton Brown challenges the finalists to teach him how to make one of his own recipes.
Twelve hopefuls arrive in L. A. to compete for their own Food Network show.
America has voted, and it's time to reveal the new Food Network Star.
The final four get to pitch a show to Food Network. Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson are back to choose the final three, based on the finalists' presentations, which will be made into pilots directed by past winner Guy Fieri.
An 'impossible' challenge: to rehabilitate dishes on a restaurant's menu.
Teams of finalists film 'food story shows' to be screened and critiqued.
Each finalist must use an unusual ingredient in a dish to be auctioned off.
Finalist come up with products representing their unique brands and styles. Then they must create, package and pitch them to a panel of successful food executives from Target, Kellogg's and Kraft, who will decide the winners.
Special guest Terrence Jenkins, from E! News, will host the finalists as they do live cooking demos - with some curveballs. Then the finalists participate in 4th of July Live, a one-take interactive show.
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Find out which finalist failed to communicate his or her culinary passion.
Find out who's leaving due to a lackluster 30-second cooking demo.
Find out which finalist is eliminated in the POV Pizza challenge
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Alton, Bobby and Giada share insights on how to survive Food Network Star.
Chefs, food experts and enthusiasts compete to become a Food Network Star!
Get a sneak peek at the drama coming up on Episode 1 of Food Network Star.
After the Product Pitch episode (season 8, episode 6), in round three of Star Salvation, another finalist eliminated from Food Network Star joins the battle for a chance to reenter the competition.
Following the Big Screen Bites episode (season 8, episode 4), four previously eliminated finalists fight for another chance at stardom.
After the Star Charity Auction episode (season 8, episode 7), in round four of Star Salvation, another finalist eliminated from Food Network Star joins the battle for a chance to reenter the competition. Find out who wins Star Salvation.
After the 4th of July Live Challenge (season 8, episode 5), in round two of Star Salvation, another finalist eliminated from Food Network Star joins the battle for a chance to reenter the competition.
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