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

by in Interviews, July 27, 2014

With only one episode until the final-four rivals will pitch their would-be Food Network show to executives, the pressure was on this week as the top-five hopefuls arrived in New York City for the last leg of their Food Network Star journey. If you haven't yet watched the episode, read no further because Star TalkRead more

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

by in Interviews, July 20, 2014

Sarah and Emma found themselves surviving elimination in Episode 7, and because anything can happen in Vegas, with luck changing by the minute, these ladies had the advantage of selecting the teammates they wanted to work with in this week's challenge: an unforgettable four-course dinner for the Selection Committee. It didn't seem like there wasRead more

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

by in Interviews, July 13, 2014

Just as the finalists were getting used to Food Star Kitchen, the competition moved from Los Angeles to the bright lights of Las Vegas this week. But that wasn't the only road bump the remaining finalists hit. Within the first few moments of the show, they learned that while they were competing, eliminated finalists fromRead more

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

by in Interviews, July 6, 2014

Being a Food Network Star means not just hosting a television show, but building a brand indicative of a unique point of view, and Episode 6 was all about honing that perspective and the products that would support it. The seven remaining finalists had to create products and package them in this episode, but thenRead more

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

by in Interviews, June 29, 2014

"The elite eight," Bobby dubs the finalists as they arrive at Knott's Berry Farm, an all-American amusement park, for their first-ever live demo this week. The finalists are tasked with preparing a typical 4th of July feast (but matching it to their POVs), as well as presenting it to a live audience — 400 peopleRead more

Shay Carl Gives the Finalists a Tutorial in Viral Videos [Interview]

by in Interviews, June 24, 2014

In an age where everything seems to be available online, Food Network Stars also have to have a presence on the Web — it's a one-stop shop to talk with fans and share everyday activities, photos and Post-its. This week's episode of Star challenged the finalists with two different social tasks: Create a behind-the-scenes videoRead more

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

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