The Next Food Network Star - Season 5

Sunday 9:00 PM on Food Network Premiered Jun 05, 2005 In Season




Episode Guide

  • Press Party for Food Network's 16th Birthday
    The 10 new finalists arrive at Food Network and are immediately thrown to the sharks. The selection committee informs them that they are catering the network's "Sweet 16" party, and not only will they be serving the press, but some of their FN heroes as well.
  • Holidays with Giada
    The finalists' challenges range from gender- to holiday-specific tonight as two sister magazines, Esquire and Good Housekeeping, host them. First up is a manly meal challenge, and then they apply their culinary points-of-view to different holidays.
  • Dinner at Ina's
    Dinner at Ina's
    Episode 3
    The finalists demonstrate their ability to gab and grab for Tyler when they grocery shop on-camera. Then they take off for the Hamptons where they must cater an elegant meal for Ina and her guests.
  • The Ultimate American Meal
    The finalists put their spin on the classic burger for Bobby, and then Guy takes them aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum where they get boxes of international ingredients that must be transformed into dinner for some home-bound patriots.
  • FN Star – Rachael Ray
    It's all about the kiddies tonight as Rachael Ray has the finalists prepare dishes for her charity event, and then they get face time on her talk show where kids food is transformed to adult fare.
  • Miami Up All Night
    Miami Up All Night
    Episode 6
    Taking a page from Top Chef, Ted asks the remaining finalists to create dishes for a restaurant at John F. Kennedy Airport, and the winner gets an advantage after they fly to Miami for the main challenge: throwing a hip party at the Nikki Beach night club.
  • Red Lobster Battle on the Beach
    A live TV segment tests the finalists' skills at flying seat-of-pants when complications arise, and the Red Lobster product placement returns as they battle it out Iron Chef-style with wood grills to see whose dish will land on the restaurant's menu.
  • FN Star Miami VIP
    FN Star Miami VIP
    Episode 8
    It's all about the movies tonight as the three remaining finalists choose which course they'll prepare of a three-course dinner served to culinary bigwigs who have just screened the film Julie & Julia, partly inspired by Julia Child's life, but first there's lunch with Emeril.
  • FN Star – Finale
    FN Star – Finale
    Episode 9
    The two remaining finalists have returned to New York where they'll conceptualize their pilots and then film them, but in the midst of this hectic pace they'll have to make time for an interview with the editor of Food Network Magazine, and for Alton who'll review their culinary points-of-view. Later, the winner will be announced during a live segment.moreless