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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.

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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.

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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

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Greer chef on Food Network show

A chef at a Greer, South Carolina, restaurant will appear on a popular Food Network show this week. Mike Sibert is the chef at White Wine & Butter on Trade Street.”The experience of being on Guy’s Grocery Games has given me the opportunity to represent My State, Greer, My Friends and Family,” Sibert said in a release.Sibert will appear on “Guy’s Grocery Games” on Wednesday night at 9 pm Sibert is a graduate from Cornell University and was taught by world renowned chefs in New Orleans. His first executive-chef position came when he was 22 years old.”They get to see me break down barriers and help build a bridge of hope in my community for the little boys and girls who were told they weren’t good enough to do certain things,” Sibert said. “I just want them to know anything is possible and hopefully this experience will continue to give me purpose, and opportunities to make an impact in people’s lives.” Sibert is holding a watch party Wednesday night at the Cartwright Food Hall in Greer. You can find more information on that here.

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Selena Gomez serves up culinary favorites with two new Food Network shows

Selena Gomez is going to be a busy woman in 2024.

She’s already working on season 4 of “Only Murders in the Building” and making music. Now, she’s going to have two shows on the Food Network.

The first was a limited-run holiday special, “Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays,” which made its Food Network debut on Nov. 30. The series features Gomez preparing holiday meals with her favorite chefs and was inspired by her “Selena + Chef” series, which ran for three seasons on Max.

If you missed the first episode, don’t worry! You can stream all the episodes on demand on Max.

Host Selena Gomez and the Cavatelli with Spicy Lobster Sauce, as seen on Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays
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Gomez shared her excitement over the holiday series and worked with world-renowned chefs, including Eric Adjepong, Alex Guarnaschelli, Michael Symon and Claudette Zepeda.

“The holidays have always meant so much to me. “It was an honor to have these amazing chefs in my kitchen to introduce some of their favorite foods and what makes the holidays special for them,” Gomez said in a statement.

Viewers can expect to learn how to prepare such holiday favorites as roast beef and chantilly mashed potatoes,