Guy’s Grocery Games Takes the Competition to the Supermarket

by in Food Network Chef, Shows, September 12th, 2013

Going to the supermarket can often feel like a competition, especially when you’re racing to get in and out in record time, or trying to get the best bang for your buck with specials, sales and coupons. And when you’re looking for all the ingredients for a recipe, just finding everything can be an exercise in frustration while getting to know the store’s stocking system. Wouldn’t it be great if you could actually get rewarded for all the troubles of grocery shopping? Well, now Food Network is turning the supermarket into a battleground with the new show, Guy’s Grocery Games (premiering Oct. 20 at 8pm/7c), hosted by the one-and-only Guy Fieri.

“I think that Triple G is a first of its kind,” Guy recently told FN Dish. “There are two common concepts here: cooking and shopping. But we’ve never really highlighted the shopping before. We’ve seen shopping competition shows before, but now we’re taking the shopping component and the chef’s creativity and mixing in time, money and challenges. Bundle it altogether and you’ve got a super high powered, family-friendly show on Food Network. That’s what this show is going to be.”

Guy's Grocery GamesSet in an actual grocery store, which Guy likes to call “Flavortown Supermarket,” each episode will have four talented chefs competing against one another in three cooking challenges that will require them to navigate the aisles against real-life shopping challenges. “These chefs will come in — they all have their own specialty, but they have no idea what the challenge is going to be. They have to work and shop within a budget to create a meal for four people that has a particular theme. These are chefs getting the chance to play in the everyday arena: the supermarket.” Guy adds.

Each round will be judged by a rotating list of judges including Melissa d’Arabian, Richard Blais, Beau MacMillan, Jet Tila, Marcela Valladolid and Catherine McCord, among others. The last chef remaining will get to go on a shopping spree, with just two minutes to collect all the items on his or her shopping list. With each item worth $2,000, a total prize of $20,000 is at stake. Let the grocery games begin.

Guy’s Grocery Games Premieres Oct. 20 at 8pm/7c.

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Comments (22)

  1. Kerry says:

    Non chefs against pro chefs would be a good idea. Have the everyday person run thru the store get the items and start cooking

  2. Jerry says:

    Another reality show. Great. Good job there FOOD network.

  3. dottie says:

    come on bring back the old days.Just good cooking shows with a clean looking chief.No fooling around.Listen to the people.thank you

  4. Ellena says:

    Has Food Network not read any of the comments posted lately? Stop! You are driving a lot of viewers away with the never ending "competition shows".

  5. joseph says:

    Sounds to me like supermarket sweep meet's chopped, I like the sound of it.

  6. MeMyseldAndI says:

    Just a version of super market sweep .
    I've also noticed that food network copies certain British shows.
    When on earth will food network get its own mind ????!!
    What a joke for American television !!!!!!!!

  7. pam says:

    I'm not a professional chef, just a regular working mom, but would LOVE to play a game like this with Guy hosting. FUN!

  8. Denny says:

    Please, please not more Guy. He may be a good chef but he looks like a troll doll with shorts 10 times to big for him. I and some of my other friends are tired of him. He's wearing out his welcome!!

  9. Wes says:

    Food Network needs to get back to it's roots…we want cooking shows like Paula Deen. Please, there is enough boring reality TV already.

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