Recently I had a chance to sit down and chat with Iron Chef and Food Network culinary king Bobby Flay to discuss his series The Next Food Network Star which airs Sunday’s at 9pm/9c on the Food Network. Bobby Flay kicked off season five of The Next Food Network Star with another crop of ten hopefuls vying for the chance to win their very own show on The Food Network.
Which one of these finalists can stand the heat long enough to take home the prize? Only time will tell!
EclipseMagazine: Once people get to the competition on air, what is the process to actually get to that point, what hoops do they have to jump through to even make it to become a contestant on the show?
Bobby Flay: They have to send in a disc or a tape and the selection committee at the Food Network take a look at it and if they make that cut then they bring them in to meet them and if they make that cut then they have to cook a little bit in front of them and they narrow it down to ten people. It’s just the process of elimination.