The Next Food Network Star

Fort Dix Challenge

Season 3, Ep 5, Aired 6/23/07
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  • Episode Description
  • Giada deLaurentiis is guest judge for the first of two challenges which take the contestants to Fort Dix, New Jersey. In this competition, the finalists must add some flavor to an Army MRE (Meal Ready to Eat.) Later, Guest Chef Paula Deen joins the group, who must prepare a "home cooking" style meal in teams of two, to be served to 750 soliders from the base.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bob Tuschman

    Judge

  • Giada De Laurentiis

    Guest Judge/Host

  • Paula Deen

    Herself

  • Susie Fogelson

    Judge

  • Adrien Sharp

    Season 3 Finalist

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • ATTENTION!!

    By xblvr, Jun 28, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (2)

    • Bob: (To Paul) Last week I said you reminded me of a frantic Jack Russell Terrier. This week, you were best in show.

    • Jag: You can't take Rambo, put him back into Vietnam and expect him to bake a cake.

    Notes (4)

    • Challenge #8: Meal Ready to Eat (MRE) The finalists must "jazz up" a Meal Ready to Eat, using all the components of the MRE and a limited pantry of pre-packaged food. The MRE consists of an entree (beef patty, chicken filet or pork rib), side and dessert, all of which must be used. Most Successful (Food/Presentation): Paul Least Successful (Food): Adrien Least Successful (Presentation): Jag

    • Challenge #9: Home Cooking In teams of two, the finalists must prepare a home-style meal for 750 soldiers from the base. Each team was assigned an entree, to which they added two sides. The challenge ended with a three-minute presentation to the soliders. Teams for home-cooking challenge: Paul and Jag (Meat Loaf) Amy and Rory (Lasagne) Adrien and Michael (Chicken Pot Pie) Favorite food: Paul and Jag Least favorite: Adrien and Michael

    • Guest judges for the Fort Dix Challenges: Sgt. Major Davidson, Sgt. Velasquez (MRE Challenge). The Home Cooking Challenge was evaluated using comment cards from each of the soliders in addition to the opinions of the four Food Network judges.

    • Eliminated: Michael

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