Star-a-Day: Yvan Lemoine

by in Food Network Star, April 27, 2012

Yvan Lemoine

To give you a sneak peek at the personalities of Team Alton, Team Bobby and Team Giada, we're introducing a finalist per day leading up to the bigger-than-ever Food Network Star premiere on Sunday, May 13, at 9pm/8c. Don't miss the casting special on Saturday, May 12, at 9pm/8c for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at each finalist’s road to Star-dom, including footage of their final one-on-one auditions with their respective team leaders.

Today we're heading over to Team Giada to meet Yvan Lemoine, a 30-year-old New York chef who's originally from Venezuela.

Fun facts about Yvan from Food Network Magazine:

  • Claim to fame: He has worked at old-guard New York French restaurants La Caravelle and Le Cirque 2000. For his current job at the French Consulate, the Venezuela native once had to sculpt a castle out of food.
  • Dream-show concept: "American tapas," like chili-cheese pigs in blankets. "With small dishes, you're more likely to try new things," he says.
  • Secret ingredient: Liquid smoke. "Living in New York, I cook indoors most of the year. This adds that grill flavor without a grill."

Get to know Yvan in his Star bio video:

Are you rooting for #TeamAlton, #TeamBobby or #TeamGiada? Who’s your early favorite among the Season 8 Star finalists? Cast your Fan Vote up to 10 times per day.


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Comments (11)

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  2. Belkis says:

    Someone with the talent, the experience, the spirit, and the wish to share with others and learn from others... someone who has worked hard to be where he is now... cute, charming, brilliant, humble, funny.. You my dear, you truly deserve to be the great and new STAR of Food Network. And, you will be!!!

  3. guest says:

    He needs to get the attention of the audience. Right now, he's kind of forgettable. Step out of the shadows and make sure the audience sees you!

  4. Jessica says:

    Yvan is such a nice person. It radiates out of him.

  5. daisy says:

    LOVE LOVE Yvan! He's that kid from queens you already know so well, relatable with a great personality. I am rooting for you Yvan. Your story last week made me cry. I was sitting there sobbing like a baby. I really felt your story and i believe it can inspire many. Good luck to you!

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  7. Lucia says:

    Yvan, you have no idea how much I want you to win..!! I'm voting for you.. BESOS!!

  8. afsaneh says:

    love yvan

  9. swtcj2000 says:

    Saw you on Chopped! I was rooting for you.

  10. Susan Moffaat says:

    I would really like your macaronii and cheese recupe but can't seem to get it. Any clue how I could? My husband is really sicj of the bland dishes I keep trying. Thanks and I was rooting for you!