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Star-a-Day: Sarah Penrod

by in Food Network Star, Interviews, May 16, 2014

Sarah Penrod, 30, is a born-and-bred Texan who comes from a family of entertainers. She's been performing for her whole life and also has serious culinary chops, as she now owns her own business. This feisty chef has worked with celebrities and athletes, and she always keeps things entertaining in the kitchen. Read on below toRead more

Star-a-Day: Reuben Ruiz

by in Community, Food Network Star, May 15, 2014

Reuben Ruiz, 27, grew up in a traditional Cuban family that owns restaurants, and he started working in kitchens when he was just 10 years old. After struggling with his weight for many years, he now specializes in healthy dishes with a Latin influence, and he's honest, outspoken and high energy with a strong workRead more

Star-a-Day: Nicole Gaffney

by in Food Network Star, Interviews, May 14, 2014

Nicole Gaffney, 29, isn’t just another personal chef — her magnetic personality and innate culinary talent set her apart from the crowd. She grew up cooking with her Sicilian grandparents and comes from a family of commercial fishermen, and her "coastal cuisine" take on food is heavily influenced by her family and growing up inRead more

Star-a-Day: Luca Della Casa

by in Food Network Star, Interviews, May 13, 2014

Luca Della Casa, 38, was born in Italy and is an adventurous, rugged outdoorsman with a passion for food. He worked his way up from dishwasher to executive chef, and he is determined to bring people together around a table to share food, Italian style. Read on below to hear from Luca, and learn about hisRead more

Star-a-Day: Loreal Gavin

by in Food Network Star, Interviews, May 12, 2014

Loreal Gavin, 26, is motorcycle-riding, guitar-playing chick who loves tattoos, and she's been trained in culinary arts, baking and pastry. She was raised by her grandmother, who taught her to cook from her soul. Read on below to hear from Loreal, and learn about her style of cooking and thoughts on the competition. Describe your cookingRead more

Star-a-Day: Lenny McNab

by in Food Network Star, Interviews, May 11, 2014

Lenny McNab, 42, is a one-of-a-kind gourmet cowboy with over-the-top confidence and culinary skills. He trained in Germany and is now the executive chef at a hunting ranch. With his signature hat, belt buckle and boots, you can’t miss Lenny in a crowd — and he is ready to bring his unique take on foodRead more

Star-a-Day: Kenny Lao

by in Food Network Star, Interviews, May 10, 2014

Kenny Lao, 36, grew up making Chinese dumplings with his mom, and his passion for that signature dish led to the creation of his fast-casual restaurant business. He wants to take the intimidation out of cooking and share how to make food that is simple but delicious. Read on below to hear from Kenny, and learnRead more

Star-a-Day: Emma Frisch

by in Food Network Star, Interviews, May 9, 2014

Emma Frisch, 30, is the girl next door who has traveled the world, and she has family members on five continents. Now residing in upstate New York, Emma is a food blogger and business owner, and she believes anyone can become a good cook. Read on below to hear from Emma, and learn about her styleRead more

Star-a-Day: Donna Sonkin Shaw

by in Food Network Star, Interviews, May 8, 2014
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Donna Sonkin Shaw, 42, is dedicated to making health and nutrition taste delicious. She believes eating properly leads to overall health inside and out. She is a certified holistic health coach who works privately with clients, and her twist on healthy comfort food delivers the flavor and satisfaction to keep anyone on track. Read on belowRead more

Star-a-Day: Christopher Lynch

by in Food Network Star, Interviews, May 7, 2014
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Christopher Lynch, 39, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, spent time working with some of the country’s finest restaurateurs and has become a rock star chef in his own right. Christopher carved his own food path with a modern take on the Cajun and Creole cuisine of his adopted hometown of New Orleans. Read onRead more