Star-a-Day: Josh Lyons

by in Food Network Star, May 9, 2012

Josh Lyons

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.

Team Giada's Josh Lyons was a singer in a rock band when he decided to switch gears and enroll in culinary school. He lives in Jupiter, Florida, where he's now a sushi chef and restaurant consultant. Josh, 42, still writes songs and performs with his band on the side.

Fun facts about Josh from Food Network Magazine:

  • Claim to fame: He was the lead singer and songwriter of a rock band that signed with Maverick Records, a label founded by Madonna. He has opened for the Goo Goo Dolls, Kid Rock and Pearl Jam.
  • Dream-show concept: Sushi fusion. "I'm the love child of Paula Deen and Morimoto," he says. He makes Southern sushi rolls by wrapping fried chicken with collard greens.
  • Secret ingredient: Togarashi seven spice, a Japanese spice blend. He makes his own.

Get to know Josh 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 (23)

  1. guest says:

    I see in his bio that he's in a band. Funny, he didn't even mention that on the show, did he? (eye roll)

  2. Guest says:

    I had the same impression about Giada having a crush on this guy. It's one thing to champion your team members, but this guy should never have gotten this far. Giada's behavior has been less than professional and very disappointing.

    • Elise says:

      Giada has been a disappointment. Dressing like that, and being goo goo eyed over the men, really pathetic. She's only got one thing on her mind, and it isn't cooking!

  3. kaycee says:

    Give the guy a chance, damn. You people are so uptight.. Have fun with it a little bit.

  4. Food network becca says:

    I CANT BELIEVE THEY PICKED HIM OVER CHRISTINE!!! He is so unlikable, can't cook. He is prob sleeping with Giada that's why he didn't get eliminated.

  5. Franklyn says: Josh by any chance related to the Italian pop rock artist Nek?