Star-a-Day: Rodney Henry

by in Food Network Star, May 27, 2013

Rodney HenryYou heard it here first: Food Network Star is kicking off an all-new ninth season on Sunday, June 2 at 9pm/8c, and returning judge-mentors Alton BrownBobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis will be there at the helm. This year the mentors are tasking 12 hopefuls with weekly Mentor and Star Challenges in the ultimate multi-month interview for the chance to earn their dream television job: their own show on Food Network. While the contestants bring with them a mix of backgrounds — including culinary school, restaurant management, private chef and food blogging — they have but one dream, which is to become the next Food Network Star. From now until next month's premiere, Star Talk will introduce one finalist a day until you, Star fans, meet them on camera during the show.

Owner of several Dangerously Delicious Pies shops, Rodney Henry, 47, lives in Baltimore, and he is known for challenging the meaning of everyday pies by creating sweet and savory interpretations of this all-American classic. This father of two is a former musician who's appeared on multiple Food Network shows, including Chopped, Down Home With the Neelys and Paula's Home Cooking.

Click the play button on the video below to watch Rodney's casting video.

Visit the Food Network Star Headquarters for more exclusive interviews, plus behind-the-scenes images and videos of the finalists and mentors, and tune in to the Season 9 premiere on Sunday, June 2 at 9pm/8c.

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Comments (7)

  1. tsuscrumhalf says:

    Go Rodney!!! Red Dye #9. Towson Rugby. Gotta love some Dangerously Delicious Pies...........

  2. Christy says:

    This is the contestant I would most enjoy cooking along side! Not only is he an accomplished chef, but he looks like he knows how to have a good time! Besides, the man makes PIES!!! I hope you do really really well on NFNS!!!

  3. @BRAVERMUSIC says:

    Retired Musician??? HA!!! The most ridiculous 2 words associated to Rodney Henry. They don't know Bubkus! Rock on Mr Henry.

  4. Lindsey says:

    Gotta love pies :)

  5. sijgh says:

    This guy is a jerk! Cannot speak clearly. He is no Guy Fieri. Should buckle down and cook instead of goof off.

  6. Tiki says:

    I can't believe he's still on the show! I mean, really!?!!! Nicki cooked consistently great dishes and I would have loved to see more of her, but Rodney is a joke. Maybe a goof-ball reality show...but not cooking. PS I make much better pies.

  7. guest says:

    Sorry Rodney-you may make good pies but I haven't understood one word out of your mouth on the show.