It's no secret that the road to stardom is a brutal one, paved with mentors' honest critiques, pressures from fellow rivals, plus, of course, finalists' internal drives to succeed. So you know that by the time a Star is crowned at the end of 11 weeks, the winner is simply the best of the best, both on camera and in the kitchen. Guy Fieri, Melissa d'Arabian, Damaris Phillips and other past Star winners are proof of that, and when it comes to their culinary chops, their abilities to turn everyday ingredients into wow-worthy meals is second to none.
There are many ways to build up your collection of sweet and savory favorites, but perhaps the best is to start with Star-powered recipes, those classic dishes from past Food Network Star winners. From Guy's bacon-studded macaroni and cheese to Melissa's saucy pulled pork and Damaris' rich, creamy chocolate pudding, these tried-and-true bites are crowd-pleasers. Click here to get these recipes and more from some of the most-memorable past victors, then get set for a new season of Star, premiering Sunday, June 7 at 9|8c.