April 3, 2014
returns for the second season of the hit supermarket-themed culinary competition
Guy's Grocery Games,
Sunday, May 11 th at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network.
Each episode four talented chefs compete in a number of challenges as they navigate their way through the aisles of a grocery store, adhering to "real-world" obstacles. Whether it is shopping on a budget, substituting out-of-stock ingredients or grabbing groceries at closing time, each chef has to shop, prepare, and plate three different dishes using whatever they can pull off the shelves. Ultimately, the food does the talking, as one-by-one the losing chefs "check out," by a rotating panel of judges that includes
Melissa d'Arabian, Richard Blais, G. Garvin, Troy Johnson, Catherine McCord, Aarti Sequeira
, among others. The last chef standing goes on a shopping spree of a lifetime worth up to $20,000!
"Guy's warm and approachable personality as well as his ability to see almost any task as fun makes him the perfect host of
, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. "With new, never-before-seen games, competitors will have their hands full – literally - in these supermarket-based challenges that are sure to have them scrambling down the aisles for a chance at
In the premiere episode four devoted moms and talented chefs are competing in a special
showdown, as they battle it out in a new game called
, where they can only cook with ingredients that start with the same letter.
three chefs make a brunch for four on a whopping budget of
. Then, Guy throws everyone for a loop in the final game,
, as the two remaining chefs prepare a guilty pleasure. The competitor who makes the most indulgent dish advances to Guy's Shopping Spree in the hopes of winning
. Don't' miss all the fun and games throughout the season, including a special
Next Food Network Star
showdown, featuring past
winners going aisle to aisle against each other, plus battle of the Food Network All-Stars – with
America's Best Cook
Next Iron Chef/Iron Chef America
– going head to head for the charity of their choice along with ultimate bragging rights.
You can catch interviews with host
, get a behind-the-scenes look at the set, and view original videos including
The Making of Guy's Grocery Games on
and follow the games on Twitter using #GroceryGames. And on
, don't miss Guy's fifth cookbook,
Guy On Fire: 130 Adventures in Outdoor Cooking
(William Morrow Cookbook),filled with recipes devoted to cooking in the great outdoors. Whether you are hosting a backyard barbecue, relaxing around the campfire, or tailgating on game day,
Guy On Fire
provides simple ways to get the most out of your outdoor meal experiences with Guy's personal tricks to planning fun trips for the family.
is host of Food Network's top-rated and Emmy® -Nominated show
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives
. In 1996, Guy launched his culinary career with the opening of Johnny Garlics, his first restaurant based in his hometown of
, CA. Guy has gone on to create a culinary empire as a popular TV host, restaurateur and New York Times Best Selling cookbook author. In 2006,
premiered his first show,
Guy's Big Bite,
which was nominated for an Emmy in 2012 for Outstanding Culinary Program. This "Culinary Rock Star" also guest judges on
Food Network Star
and collaborates with
in the star studded competition series,
Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off
Rachael vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off.
Guy's Grocery Games
is produced by Relativity Lifestyle Television, a division of Relativity Television.
) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers' best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise.
is distributed to more than 100 million U.S. households and averages more than 9.9 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine's rate base has grown tenfold and is now the second largest monthly magazine on the newsstand, with over 11.6 million readers. Headquartered in
has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24-hour networks in the
, and the
(EMEA) region. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates
Great American Country
), is the manager and general partner.
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