The Next Food Network Star is a reality television series produced by and aired on the Food Network in the United States which awards the winner his or her own series on the Food Network.
For the all new season of Food Network Star, Bobby, Giada and Alton are competing head to head to find the network's next star. They each scoured the country, looking at thousands of applicants and selected a group to come audition live for them. This process decides who gets to compete to become the next Food Network Star.
Star Salvation is a six-week competition, hosted by Alex Guarnaschelli and Eddie Jackson, that allows eliminated contestants from Food Network Star to prove their worth and for one last chance to re-enter the competition.
The final three finalists become four again when a previously eliminated competitor re-enters the competition thanks to a win on FoodNetwork.com's Star Salvation. With the help of eliminated finalists to serve as sous chefs, the final four must cook for their lives to determine which three will get a chance to shoot their own pilot. Former Food Network Star winners Tregaye Fraser and Jason Smith help determine which three finalists will move on to shoot pilots directed by Food Network's Sunny Anderson, Duff Goldman and Robert Irvine.