The spring forecast calls for nothing but sun as we premiere some bright new shows and bring back some of your favourites. It may be getting warmer outside, but it’s the kitchen where things are really heating up!
In Cook vs. Cons, industry experts face off against amateur cooks in a blind completion where no one — not even the judges — will know the culinary skill level of the contestants. The new series, hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian, offers unexpected twists throughout the season. Kardea Brown, Josh Elkin, Daphne Oz and Graham Elliot round out the judges panel. If a professional’s dish is best, they’ll take home a prize of $10,000, but if an amateur beats the odds, they’re rewarded with an even bigger prize of $15,000!
The adventurous Noah Cappe is back on the road travelling coast to coast in search of the best and boldest carnival eats. The journey begins at Toronto’s Royal Winter Fair for a veritable feast before venturing to America, with stops in Florida and Denver. The third season of Carnival Eats promises to be the most decadent season yet.
Spring Baking Championship returns with a new season that is bound to satisfy your sweet tooth! Eight of the best bakers will compete to create impressive springtime treats for the approval of judges Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller and Lorraine Pascale. And it’s good news for Bobby Deen fans, as he returns to host the confectionery competition. Only one baker will rise and take home the $50,000 prize plus the title of Spring Baking Champion.
Guy Fieri welcomes back former Triple G competitors for a chance to redeem themselves and prove their culinary skills. The five-part Grocery Games special begins with chefs trying their luck at bowling in hopes of making a hometown favourite to win them a spot in the Redemption Tournament finale. Strap yourself in for a wild ride through Flavourtown!
In this wildly popular series, 12 passionate Food Network Star hopefuls compete for the chance to have their very own Food Network show. Culinary stars Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay return to judge the fierce challenges in order to discover the best and brightest new face in food television. And of course, your favourite Food Network stars will make appearances.
Food Network Star premieres Sunday, May 22 at 9 E/P.