The contestants that will compete on Comeback Kitchen are:
- Penny Davidi (season 7)
- Matthew Grunwald (season 11)
- Martita Jara (season 8)
- Brianna Jenkins (season 6)
- Chris Kyler (season 10)
- Michele Ragussis (season 8)
- Dominick Tesoriero (season 11)
Comeback Kitchen will be hosted by Tyler Florence and Valerie Bertinelli and in the first episode the contestants have to redeem their downfall dish that eliminated them in their season. Contestants will also have to film a "Where are they now?" video that updates viewers on what they have done since the show.
The winner of Comeback Kitchen will appear on the season 12 premiere of Food Network Star on May 22nd and will compete with the 12 new contestants on the season.
People have been wanting a season where former contestants compete, so this somewhat satisfies what they wanted. It seems some of the contestants returning were cast for being villains, while others were cast for being fan favorites. Who do you think will make it through?
I will have a few more posts on the upcoming season of Food Network Star, so stay tuned.