All Posts By Sarah De Heer

One-on-One with the Latest Star Finalist to Go Home

by in Interviews, June 22, 2014

First the finalists are asked to "create a social media presence" in the Mentor Challenge by Bobby, then they are met with the toughest challenge of the competition yet. The contestants arrive at YouTube Space LA this week, where they'll have to create a buzz-worthy online marketing video for popular candy. Emma, coming off aRead more

Star Salvation Finalists Reinvent Beloved Childhood Snacks

by in Interviews, June 18, 2014

This week the Star Salvation finalists must put signature spins on childhood snacks before presenting them to the judges (in just 25 minutes). Here's the kicker: In addition to regular judges Geoffrey and Damaris, Star Salvation added one child who knows all about food competitions. Brandon Scawthorn, the winner of Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off,Read more

“Two Worlds Collided Today.” — Jet Tila on Episode 3

by in Interviews, June 17, 2014

Sabotage. Evilicious. Cutthroat. All of these words describe Food Network's popular show Cutthroat Kitchen, where host Alton Brown auctions off one crazy antic after another every Sunday night. In the most-recent episode of Food Network Star, however, Alton's world of mini kitchens and missing ingredients was dished out to the remaining finalists. Bobby was onRead more

One-on-One with the Latest Star Finalist to Go Home

by in Interviews, June 15, 2014

Star has seen many themed challenges over the seasons, including takes on Chopped, Burger Bash and even Thanksgiving Live. But for the first time in Star history, finalists faced off in a round of Cutthroat Kitchen-inspired competition. Alton brought all of his antics and even Cutthroat judge Jet Tila made a special appearance. If youRead more

“This Challenge Was Like a 20-Layer Sandwich.” — An Interview with Alex Guarnaschelli

by in Interviews, June 10, 2014

Alex Guarnaschelli is no stranger to Food Network Star. We've seen her dish out her opinions on the judging panel of two Chopped-themed episodes during seasons 8 and 9. But this past Sunday, Alex took off her judge's hat and took to the kitchen. During the Star Challenge, the remaining finalists were tasked with tapingRead more

One-on-One with the Latest Star Finalist to Go Home

by in Interviews, June 8, 2014

With the first challenges behind the them, the remaining 11 finalists took to Star Kitchen and were hit with two big surprises this week: teaching Alton how to prepare two of his favorite dishes (Green Bean Casserole and Chicken-Fried Steak) in the Mentor Challenge and having Alex Guarnaschelli follow along their live cooking demos inRead more

Watch: Chad Rosenthal and Martie Duncan Are Back

by in Videos, May 31, 2014

On Sunday, fan favorites Chad and Martie will return to battle the first ousted finalist on Star Salvation. Click play on the video above to get a sneak peek of the competition.  

New This Season: Food Network Star Sound-Off

by in Community, May 30, 2014

For the first time on Food Network, fans have the chance to voice their opinions in real time with Star Sound-Off. How It Works 1. Every Sunday while you're watching the live show at 9|8c (Eastern time zone only), you'll see live trivia and polls appear on the screen. 2. To participate, go to FoodNetwork.com/StarVoteRead more

Alton Explains What Not to Do, the Deal with POVs and the Hardest Part of Being a Judge

by in Interviews, Judges, May 27, 2014

As Food Network's resident food historian and overall respected voice of reason, Alton Brown has a lot to say when it comes to finalists vying for the ultimate job — the job that will allow one person to join the roster that he shares with fellow judges Giada and Bobby. Star Talk: What are youRead more

Bobby Talks Pet Peeves, the Biggest Mistake Finalists Always Make and Cooking vs. On-Camera Skills

by in Interviews, Judges, May 23, 2014

Earlier this week Giada dished on her fellow judges and behind-the-scenes moments (read the interview here.) Now we're asking Bobby Flay about his time on Star, what it's like to be a judge, what mistakes he's tired of seeing and if he could have survived the show as a contestant. Star Talk: What are youRead more