Guy Reveals 8 Techniques to Survive Guy’s Grocery Games

by in Food Network Chef, Shows, July 25th, 2014

Guy Reveals 8 Techniques to Survive Guy's Grocery GamesGuy’s Grocery Games: the only show where chefs have the supermarket to themselves, have to cook in it and have the chance to win some serious dough. “During the first season of the show, when chefs walked in the door, you’d hear, ‘Well, now what do we do?'” Guy shared. “But since most have seen the show, they understand how it progresses,” he continued. But even though they think they know the game now, many still make the same mistakes. And the competition is only getting fiercer.

With that said, FN Dish asked Guy to share eight ways (from his point of view) to survive Guy’s Grocery Games:

1. Don’t over-portion.

2. Don’t add a frivolous garnish.

3. Use more acid.

4. Make sure to check your seasoning — the dish probably needs more.

5. Don’t make a dish that competes against itself (meaning don’t make two or three items).

6. Make sure the temperature of the proteins is correct — under or over is a fatal flaw.

7. Less is more (see strategy No. 5).

8. Use your imagination. Don’t rely on the defining term of what the dish is. Don’t play it safe.

Let Guy take you around the set of Grocery Gamesclick play on the video below to go behind the scenes with him.

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Comments (10)

  1. Virginia says:

    Patiently Weighting Episode on Triple G ———wrong person won! Sorry judges, you blew this one. Presentation is key and baby puke puke purple on granola with a deli style grilled cheese, (I included deli-style because of the toothpick insert) (not edible I might add) would NOT be something I would order off a menu. And, some people don't like all their food touching, they like to add flavors together on their own plates, so yeah, the wrong person won. In fact, Guy Fieri, that should be a one of your dish contests…..make a dish that when the judges put it together, it is cohesive. Plus, your setting is a grocery store, Melissa D'Arabian, not Iron Chef, a little seaweed garnish is ok, you may want to rein in your own self worth.

    • Jean says:

      You are correct Virginia. The wrong chef won. Chef Veronica cheated and did not use one of the required items in dish number 3 and she was allowed to stay in the game. This is wrong. If it was required and is left out then that chef should be gone.

  2. Vickie Edinger says:

    Why doesn't Guy get to taste the food? They make 4 plates.

    • MoHub says:

      The fourth plate is the camera, or "beauty" plate. It has to remain intact to allow the camera to show screen shots of the original presentation.

  3. Harry says:

    I would like to say from the episode with the food network all stars. "F" only foods Alex dragon fruit does not start with an F it's not the letter F is anywhere in the name the word dragon comes first therefore should have been eliminated for cheating

  4. Kit says:

    I enjoyed the celebrity episode tonight so much, until the end. Unfortunately you rewarded one of your wn instead of the chef the panel clearly said had the better flavors. I called it though. I knew you would.

  5. shirley says:

    Please explain why the judges change seats during the show? Its making me crazy.

  6. Mike says:

    The episode with the burgers-the winner had onion buns not an (s) like soft torts both lost he shouldn't have had the buns

  7. MoHub says:

    Why are we not given per-episode blogs with corresponding message boards? And why do some programs not have blogs or message boards at all?

  8. Sharon says:

    I would love to see a show with some cart with bad wheels , anybody ever go into the grocery store and you can't hardly push the cart because of some of the wheels or you feel like you have a flat tire ?

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