|Photo - Multivu|
Food Network's most popular show Food Network Star will return for its 13th season on Sunday, June 4th at 9pm ET/PT. Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis will once again be the hosts/mentors for the season.
Also returning will be Food Network Star: Comeback Kitchen. This concept started last season and the show gives previous Food Network Star contestants a chance to compete on the upcoming season. Food Network Star: Comeback Kitchen is three episodes long and starts on May 21st at 8pm ET/PT, three weeks before the Food Network Star premiere. Comeback Kitchen will be co-hosted by Tyler Florence and Valerie Bertinelli and the returning Food Network Star contestants are:
- Rob Burmeister (season 12)
- Emilia Cirker (season 11)
- Matthew Grunwald (season 11)
- Josh Lyons (season 8)
- Danushka Lysek (season 9)
- Jamika Pessoa (season 5)
- Joy Thompson (season 12)
Matthew Grunwald also competed in last season's Comeback Kitchen, which was won by Martita Jara.
The web series Star Salvation will also be included in season 13 of Food Network Star. Jeff Mauro and Alex Guarnaschelli will be the hosts and eliminated contestants will get a chance to re-enter the competition on August 6th and become one of the final four contestants.
The contestants competing on the actual show Food Network Star season 13 are: Cory Bahr (Monroe, LA); Blake Baldwin (Flemington, NJ); Trace Barnett (Brilliant, AL); Toya Boudy (New Orleans, LA); Addie Gundry (Lake Forrest, IL); Rusty Hamlin (Atlanta, GA); Suzanne Lossia (Detroit, MI); Nancy Manlove (Texas City, TX); Amy Pottinger (Honolulu, HI); David Rose (Atlanta, GA); Jason Smith (Grayson, KY); Caodan Tran (Dallas, TX), and the winner of Food Network Star: Comeback Kitchen.
If you are interested in learning more about the contestants, here are some bios. Also for more information on Food Network Star season 13, multivu has episode descriptions and images.
Below is the press release about the upcoming season. I will do another post about the contestants closer to the season airing.