Sunday, June 25, 2023

Summer Baking Championship Winner - Season 1

Summer Baking Championship Winner Season 1

Monday night at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is the season 1 finale of Summer Baking Championship where the winner will take home a $25,000 prize.  The three remaining bakers competing for the prize are Alyssa Alcantara, Zoe Peckich, and Yohann Le Bescond. The final episode will be one hour long and will have a 4th of July theme.

The final episode description states:
"The competition has been hot all summer long, but the finale is SIZZLING! Jesse Palmer takes the final three bakers on a wild roller coaster ride as he challenges them to make three different amusement park treats! Then, fireworks explode as the remaining competitors roll out sparkler-studded 4th of July parade float cakes! The baker who leaves judges Carla Hall, Duff Goldman and Damaris Phillip oohing and aahing walks away with the Summer Baking Championship title and $25,000!"

I will update this post with the season 1 winner of Summer Baking Championship after the episode airs.

Continue reading to see who won Summer Baking Championship season 1.......

Saturday, June 17, 2023

The Great Food Truck Race: David vs. Goliath - Season 16

The Great Food Truck Race season 16 airs Sunday nights at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network starting June 18, 2023.  This season of The Great Food Truck Race has a David vs. Goliath theme where food truck pros will be competing alongside of rookie teams who have never operated a food truck.  There will be nine teams competing for a $50,000 prize and the season will be eight episodes long. 

The pro teams competing on season 16 are: 

  • Da Bald Guy – Honolulu, Hawaii (James Martin, Missy Rabaino, Ali’i Pukahi)
  • Lisa’s Creperie – Atlanta, Georgia (Lisa Thiffault, Ally Marlow, Miranda Moore)
  • D’Pura Cepa – Miami, Florida (Jose Carnot, Janshanic Santos, Louis Del Rio Rubio)
  • Paisani – Boston, Massachusetts (Ryan Palmer, Matthew Minichiello, Tommy Southwick)

The food truck first-timers competing on season 16 are:

  • 2 Girls Jamaican Tacos – Brooklyn, New York (Shelly Flash, Bri Labossiere, Elijah McPhie)
  • 4 Hens Creole Kitchen – St. Louis, Missouri (Brandi Artis, Brittany Artis, Zendrix Berndt-White)
  • Khana – Detroit, Michigan (Maryam Khan, Al Jane, Jake Nielsen)
  • The Block – Indianapolis, Indiana (Terry Anthony, Carl Harris, Crystal Kilgore)
  • The Easy Vegan – Denver, Colorado (Taylor Herbert, Alexi Mandolini, Matt Heikkila)

The whole season will be in Los Angeles, California with the finale airing on Sunday, July 30th.  I will do another post for the finale and feel free to discuss this season in the comments.

UPDATE - To see who won season 16 of The Great Food Truck Race, visit this post.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Ciao House Winner - Season 1

Sunday night at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network is the season 1 finale of Ciao House where the winning chef will win a chance to train with master chefs across Italy. The remaining chefs competing are: Saba Duffy, Natalia Rosario, Corey Becker, and Preston Paine.  Saba and Natalia were the final two chefs until the show decided to allow everybody to compete to get back into the show. Corey and Preston are the contestants still alive to rejoin the show for the finale.

The episode description for the finale states:

"Judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Gabe Bertaccini preside over a cooking duel to see which previously eliminated chef will earn a spot in the finale. The winner will join the other two finalists to cook one last meal, knowing a life-changing prize is within their reach -- an immersive culinary education across Italy to train with renowned master chefs."

I will update this post with the winner of Ciao House Season 1 after the episode airs.  It seems like not a lot of people are crazy about the show, so we will see if it returns for another season.

Continue reading to see who won Ciao House season 1.....