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Charlotte’s Jeremy Davis will compete on Food Network’s ‘The Big Bake’ in November

Charlotte resident and baker Jeremy Davis on the set of Food Network's Easter Basket Challenge, which aired in March 2021. Davis will compete for a third time on a Food Network show next month.

CHARLOTTE — A Charlotte man is set to check off a bucket list item as he competes on a Food Network baking show for the third time in four years this month.

Jeremy Davis, who started Designed by Daddy Custom Cakery, his own home-baking business, six years ago is set to appear on the Nov. 13 episodes of “The Big Bake: Holiday,” Food Network’s Director for Public Relations Julie Chudow said in an email.

Davis will be part of a three-person team competing for $10,000 on the show, now in its fourth season. Show judges Ron Ben-Israel, Eddie Jackson and Danni Rose will select the winning team after each bakes a cake.

The episode was filmed in Toronto over the course of one day, Davis said. He’s not allowed to discuss the outcome until after it airs, but said his team, which includes bakers Seema Acharya and Matthew Marotto, all are former Food Network show contestants.

“The three of us had all been on Food Network shows before, competing against each other,” Davis said. “We decided to come together as a team and put our collective abilities together.”

A veteran Food Network contestant

Charlotte resident Jeremy Davis of Designed by Daddy Custom Cakery.

Davis first appeared on the Food Network

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Food Network Star Valerie Bertinelli Gets Honest About ‘Kids Baking Championship’ in New Video

Less than a year after Valerie Bertinelli announced the end of her Food Network series, Valerie’s Home Cookingshe made the shocking revelation about another one of her projects.

In an emotional new video uploaded on Instagram on January 20, the actress revealed she won’t be returning as a host and judge on the hit competition series Kids Baking Championship after 12 seasons. As she appeared on camera, she explained her feelings were really hurt, even though she understood the reasons behind the decision.

I’ve been avoiding facing what I got confirmation for last night,” she sadly began the two-minute clip. “I wanted to sleep on it because it really hurt my feelings… Logically, I know that it’s business. Budget cuts, right? But that really hurt my feelings to know that I’m not going to be asked back to be on Kids Baking Championship. It really sucks.”

In addition to saying that she will miss working with her co-host, Duff Goldmanand all the crew who put together Kids Baking Championship, Valerie also detailed how much being on the show meant to her while going through her 2022 divorce from ex-husband Tom Vitale.

‘Kids Baking Championship’

'Kids Baking Championship'

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Intense culinary battles, ‘Randomizer Wild Cards,’ unpredictable upsets & more on Food Network’s ‘Tournament of Champions V’

Guy Fieri hosts `Tournament of Champions` on Food Network.  (Warner Bros. Discovery photo)

Guy Fieri hosts “Tournament of Champions” on Food Network. (Warner Bros. Discovery photo)

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New season premieres Sunday, Feb. 18, on Food Network; Guy Fieri returns as host – and all 4 champions are back

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Guy Fieri’s iconic culinary competition, “Tournament of Champions,” returns for an epic fifth season on Sunday, Feb. 18 (8 p.m. ET/PT). The skills and abilities of 32 of the most talented chefs from the East Coast and West Coast – including all four previous champions – will be pushed to the limit in the most difficult sudden-death, bracket-style culinary competition.

The pressure is intense, and emotions are high as the elite chefs do not know who their opponents will be and what challenges “The Randomizer” will dish out, getting progressively harder and harder in each round. Each battle will feature blind judging by some of the biggest names in the food world as competitors watch their critiques from backstage.

After eight weeks and 31 grueling head-to-head battles, one talented chef will win it all and be crowned champion, taking home the coveted “Tournament of Champions” belt and the largest cash prize in the history of the tournament of

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‘Summer Baking Championship’ Renewed for Season 2 at Food Network

Food Network has renewed its latest “Baking Championship” spinoff, “Summer Baking Championship, for a second season.

“Summer Baking Championship” features 10 talented bakers from around the country competing in unique summer-themed baking challenges featuring the flavors, ingredients and celebrations of the season for a chance to earn the title of Summer Baking Champion and win $25,000, per the cable channel’s official description for the competition series.

The show is hosted by Jesse Palmer, with Duff Goldman, Carla Hall and Damaris Phillips serving as judges.

The eight-episode first season of “Summer Baking Championship” ran May 15-June 26.

“Summer Baking Championship” averaged a 0.83 rating overall and a 1.20 rating among women over 18, according to Live + 3 Day Nielsen data, which is up 84% and 114%, respectively, from Food Network’s year-to-date primetime average. The series currently boasts Food Network’s best Season 1 ratings among women ages 25-54 since 2020 and among adults over 18 since 2019. To date, the episodes have reached nearly 12 million viewers across Food Network and streamers Max and Discovery+, per Warner Bros. Discovery.

Production on Season 2 is scheduled to begin later this year.

“Baking championships have long been a favorite of Food Network fans

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MVSU students to compete on Food Network’s Halloween Wars

Corterrius “DaCakeGoat” Allen, a 20-year-old Mississippi Valley State University student, will be competing for a chance to win $50,000 on Halloween Wars. The episode airs Sunday, Sept. 19 at 8 pm CST.

Five teams, each made up of cake sculptors, sugar artists and pumpkin carvers, will compete to create the ultimate Halloween display.


Allen, a 20-year-old social work major at Mississippi Valley State University, began baking in high school and has since launched a thriving cake business.

“I was on Google searching for an opportunity to test my skills. I felt I was getting better, and I wanted to find a competition that would challenge me. I found a company called Super Delicious and reached out to them. They emailed me that I could apply for Halloween Wars. So I signed up, did an interview and a call sometime later that I made it, and they flew me out,” said Allen.

Allen’s team will include Holly Webster from Las Vegas, Nevada and Amy Strickland from Orlando, Florida.

“There is something calming about baking and designing cakes,” he said. “I love

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Food Network show will feature head chef of Wiscasset Red’s Eats

Shannon Brown is the executive chef of Red’s Eats in Wiscasset. She’s filming for “Alex vs. America” ​​at the end of August.

WISCASSET, Maine — In the coastal town of Wiscasset, there’s a place that has captured the hearts and taste buds of people from all over the country. Nearly every day during on-season, the line stretches around the corner at Red’s Eats.

On Saturday, June 17, visitors braved some rainy elements to try one of the iconic Maine lobster rolls from Red’s Eats. For them, this isn’t just a restaurant. It’s an experience, a pilgrimage to savor the essence of Maine.

“We heard all about this place and couldn’t miss it, no matter the weather. It’s the only place to get a lobster roll in Maine,” a couple from Michigan said, huddled under an umbrella in the rain.

Behind the success of Red’s Eats is Shannon Brown, the executive chef who started her journey in the kitchen at the age of 14. With dedication and passion, she has worked her way up through the ranks over 25 years, honing her skills and becoming an integral part of the establishment.

Now, Brown is taking her talents beyond the local scene.

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Food Network Turns 30! Check Out These Throwback Photos of Its Original Stars

Celebrate the Food Network’s milestone anniversary with a look back at the OG chefs



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It’s been 30 years since a delicious television channel called the Food Network hit the airwaves.

In that time, it’s become the go-to for home cooks and couch critics alike, turning chefs into celebrities (see: Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri) and inspiring viewers to shout “BAM!” among other kitchen catchphrases.

In honor of the Food Network’s 30th anniversary, see photos of some of its biggest stars in their early years.

Bobby Flay



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Bobby Flay in 1998

Bobby Flay joined Food Network in 1995 — when he was in his early 30s — and hasn’t looked back since.

“That place has been my family for a long time,” the

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Batavia woman on Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge

Batavia resident Priscilla Sarmiento-Gupana, who is currently practicing pediatric medicine in Aurora, has found a way to relieve stress and unleash her artistic side by producing fabulously decorated cookies that have gotten her some national attention.

Not only has she wowed neighbors and friends with her creations, thanks to social media posts she found her way to the Food Network’s “Christmas Cookie Challenge” TV show back in 2021 and will be back on the show again at 8 pm Thursday in an episode featuring her and four other contestants.

Sarmiento-Gupana, 41, said she began developing a passion for baking as a child.

“As a youngster, I started making things from boxes as most people start with. My first thing made from scratch was chocolate chip cookies. “I later progressed to sugar cookies and other things as an adult,” she said.

“I’ve always enjoyed art,” she said. “I have a lot of artists in my family. I’d say it’s in my blood. I realized that I was pretty good at making things look beautiful – not just delicious – and I continued to build my skill sets over time. When I started doing this, there weren’t a lot of YouTube tutorials

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Middle Georgia baker whisks it all for a sweet comeback on Food Network’s Holiday Wars!

HOUSTON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) – A Middle Georgia baker is back in the national spotlight just in time for the holidays.

Cory Jones owns Sweet Evenlyn’s in historic downtown Perry. He opened the Carroll Street bakery in June of 2023. The store, named after his grandmother, offers home decor and some of Jones’ sweetest treats, including cookies and cupcakes with creative names to match the unique ingredients.

Jones appeared on Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge in 2022. A year later, he’s back in the national spotlight.

Jones announced on Sweet Evenlyn’s Facebook page Monday that he’ll be competing in the upcoming season of Food Network’s Holiday Wars!

Jones calls Unadilla home, but between the small town in Dooly County and his store’s location in Perry, Jones believes regardless of how small of a town you come from you can do whatever you put your mind to.

He may not have walked away with the championship in 2022, but Jones admitted he couldn’t wait for his next chance at a victory this year.

Set your DVR now for Sunday, November 5 at 9 pm on the Food Network.

Good luck Cory, from all of us at WGXA News.

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Local chef, co-owner of RND Coffee to compete on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — One local chef is getting ready to show off his talents on the Food Network.

Co-owner of Roasters Next Door (RND) Coffee in Roanoke, Quincy Randolph announced on social media that he will be making his debut in the Food Network’s series, “Chopped.” The show will air on Jan. 9 at 8 pm EST.

Even though this is Randolph’s first time in the fierce “Chopped” cooking competition, in 2022, he competed in “Beat Bobby Flay.” On Season 31 Episode 15, Randolph dukes it out with Chicago Chef, Cam Waron.

“Every time the Food Network calls, I am always over the moon,” said Randolph. “I am also very grateful and very appreciative to get to go on and show my skills and try to represent Roanoke in the best way that I can.”

RND is a small-batch roastery and coffee lounge that first sprouted in the Wasena neighborhood in Star City. The cafe fosters the community through coffee, culinary, creativity, and hospitality. In 2021, Randolph hosted a grand opening introducing its second RND location in Vinton.

Now he is Kicking off 2024 with a bang and bringing his authentic flavors