FOOD NETWORK STAR Season 7 First Look

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Take a first look photos from Season 7 of FOOD NETWORK STAR which will have its two-hour premiere on Sunday, June 5 at 9pm on Food Network.

This season the 15 finalists will have to prove they have the charisma and culinary prowess to host/judge Bobby Flay, the judges’ newest addition Giada de Laurentiis and the Food Network executives Bob Tuschman (General Manager/SVP, Programming and Production) and Susie Fogelson (Senior Vice President, Marketing, Creative Services & Brand Strategy).

The finalists include: Mary Beth Albright (Washington, D.C.), Justin Balmes (Marietta, Ga.), Whitney Chen (New York), Katy Clark (Long Beach, Calif.), Penny Davidi (Los Angeles), Justin Davis (Minneapolis), Howie Drummond (Highlands Ranch, Colo.), Jyll Everman (Glendora, Calif.), Susie Jimenez (Carbondale, Colo.), Juba Kali (New Orleans), Jeff Mauro (Elmwood Park, Ill.), Vic “Vegas” Moea (Las Vegas), Chris Nirschel (Hoboken, N.J.), Orchid Paulmeier (Bluffton, S.C.), and Alicia Sanchez (New York).

Food Network Star Season 7 Description: In the two-hour season premiere, the finalists get their first taste of Los Angeles with challenges staged at Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the city’s Original Farmer’s Market. Alton Brown lends his behind-the-camera, know-how to mentor teams in developing promotional TV commercials, later critiqued as contestants serve-up a four-course meal served to the judges and special guests, Jess Cagle, Managing Editor, Entertainment Weekly, Extra TV host Mario Lopez and Hal Rubenstein, Fashion Director, InStyle.

With a variety of challenges designed to separate a true star from just another cook in the kitchen, this season’s highlights include creating and advertising a unique food truck under the watchful eye of Tyler Florence, adding fireworks to a meal with MGD 64 for an all-American 4th of July food festival hosted by Guy Fieri, throwing an impromptu dinner party for Wolfgang Puck, having their menus “roasted” by some legendary comedic faces, using Kellogg’s ® cereals, toaster pastries, and snacks to create an impressive appetizer and competing head-to-head Iron Chef America-style in Kitchen Stadium.

The finalists also visit the set of ABC’s hit series Cougar Town and create custom meals for cast and crew with special guest stars, Courteney Cox and show creator Bill Lawrence. This star-studded season also features the industry’s biggest stars and culinary authority such as: Alton Brown, Anne Burrell, Scott Conant, Melissa D’Arabian, Paula Deen, Ina Garten, Duff Goldman, Robert Irvine, the Neelys, Rachael Ray and Michael Symon.

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