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Foodies, you’re in for a surprise this season as amateurs and experts from young to old face off in some of Food Network’s most engaging competitions ever. Amateurs, seasoned chefs, and culinary experts alike will explore new flavors, discover new techniques, and create cuisines that “wow” the palette. As passions unfold in the kitchen, these culinary enthusiasts will tell their story through their food.
If you are a Food Network fan, then you know Kaniyah Cary of Portsmouth, Virginia, the outgoing, feisty 11 year-old pastry chef who competed on the Kid’s Baking Championship earlier this year. From carnival cupcakes to pastry specialties, Kaniayah (aka KC) designed a sweet line of fine masterpieces that blew the judges away!
Well, from the mouth of babes, little Kaniyah (aka KC) will again be featured on the FN this season on Kid Chef Nation, where she will face off and showcase her savory culinary talents at various outdoor festivities. Kid Chef Nation premieres Monday, April 3rd.
When it comes to competition, no one knows more than UFC’s tiny little strawweight, Paige “12-Gauge” VanZant. This competitive twenty-three year-old (who “Danced With the Stars” in season 22) is a U.S. mixed martial artist who will compete on the FN’s Chopped Star Power Tournament which premieres on Tuesday, April 4th. She will face off with fencer Mariel Zangunis, NFL’s lineback LaMarr Woodley, and retired figure skater Dorothy Hamil. http://mmajunkie.com/2017/03/ufcs-paige-vanzant-to-compete-on-food-network-show-chopped#slideIdslide-7
This series of Chopped will feature judges Scott Conant, author and restauranteur, Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, and guest judge Eddie Jackson to decide the fates of this 16 celebrity tournament. Chopped is known for choosing unusual culinary items that challenge contenders to showcase their talents.
Finally, Iron Chef host Alton Brown will present 7 brand new Iron Chef contenders in the upcoming competition Iron Chef Guantlet premiering on Sunday, April 16th in Kitchen Stadium. As usual, the aim is to create amazing dishes that excel in taste, presentation, and creativity. Iron Chef Guantlet will feature 7 seasoned Chairmen, with one contender left to face off with Iron Chefs Morimoto, Flay, and Simon.