Halloween Baking Championship
Halloween Baking Championship is an American cooking competition show that premiered on Food Network on October 5, 2015. Like its sister show, Holiday Baking Championship, it's a seasonal program that runs for a few weeks and aims to crown the best baker of spooky, creepy desserts; each episode has two rounds. The first round is the "Preliminary Heat" where the bakers are first told of their themes and get varying cook times to create a small pastry; the person who wins the first round gets an advantage going into the next round, aren't told until after the second round is announced. The advantage varies by episode; the second round is called the "Main Heat" and the contestants get a longer time to bake than the "pre-heat". This larger dessert must fit a new theme presented. One baker is eliminated every episode except for the last one. In the finale it's down to the final three or four contestants competing in a winner-take-all final round; the winner gets $25,000. Unlike its sister show, Holiday Baking Championship, the panel of judges has changed each of the first three seasons.
In each episode, the judges come out dressed in costume for the Main Heat, to keep with the spirit of Halloween. The first season was hosted by Richard Blais with chefs Carla Hall, Ron Ben-Israel and Sherry Yard serving as judges; the second season saw Carla Hall as the only returning chef/judge. She was joined by Food Network personality Sandra Lee and Damiano Carrara to help judge, Comedian Jeff Dunham was the host; the third and fourth seasons are hosted by John Henson, the two judges joining Carla Hall were Lorraine Pascale and Zac Young. Official website Halloween Baking Championship on IMDb
Ace of Cakes
Ace of Cakes was an American reality television show that aired on the Food Network. The show focused on the daily operations of Duff Goldman's custom cake shop, Charm City Cakes, in Baltimore, Maryland. Ace of Cakes highlights the frantic activity encompassing the production of a substantial number of custom edible art cakes in a short period of time; the staff consists of Duff Goldman's good friends who have varying personalities. They are shown working long hours to build and decorate the cakes, yet are always making jokes to offset the alleged stress of hitting each deadline. Staff members sometimes drive the cakes to their final destinations, which can require road trips of several hundred miles. Goldman has an informal approach to running Charm City Cakes, he is known for using non-traditional cooking utensils such as blowtorches, belt sanders, power saws, more to construct his designs. Some of the notable cakes created by Charm City Cakes include cakes for the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico in Maryland, Baltimore Zoo, the premiere of the 2007 film Hairspray, a replica of Radio City Music Hall for The Rockettes, a hatbox-shaped cake for an 80-year-old grandmother, the Hogwarts castle for the premiere of the fifth Harry Potter film in Los Angeles, an edible replica of Wrigley Field, a replica of the shark ray at the Newport Aquarium, a cake for the Paramount Pictures premiere of the DreamWorks Animation film Kung-Fu Panda, a replica of the Hubble Space Telescope for NASA.
For the season finale of Season 5, the bakery's staff traveled to Hawaii to create a cake for the 100th episode of Lost. Season one of Ace of Cakes consisted of six episodes airing in early fall 2006; the show proved to be one of the highest-rated prime time shows in Food Network's history, causing the network to order 15 episodes for season two including a 2-hour-long episode featuring the official NFL cake for Super Bowl XLI. A one-hour special featured the show's first international delivery in an episode aired in December 2010. Season 10, planned to be the program's last, had six episodes; the final episode featured a large-scale Delorean time machine cake created for Universal Studios' Back to the Future anniversary event in New York City. Seasons 1–5 have been released on DVD. Ace of Cakes was shot on location at the bakery in a converted church; the show has featured other locations where Duff and others travel to in delivery of cakes such as Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D. C. Miami, Boston and Hawaii, among others.
The show was edited in Los Angeles at the show's production company, Authentic Entertainment, a subsidiary of Endemol. During Season 8, Ace of Cakes launched a new promotion concept involving a deck of Las Vegas-style playing cards. Ace of Cakes has been a large success with fans and critics alike; the show has brought Food Network some of the highest ratings it has received for a prime-time program. Ace of Cakes is broadcast in the United Kingdom on food network, in México and Latin America on FOXlife, in New Zealand on the Food Channel, in Australia on LifeStyle Food, in Portugal on SIC Mulher. On November 19, 2010, Food Network announced. Season 10 began ending shortly thereafter in February. In 2019, Food Network announced that Goldman would appear in a new series known as Buddy vs. Duff, where he will compete against Buddy Valastro of the similar TLC series Cake Boss. Ace of Cakes on IMDb Ace of Cakes at TV.com Ace of Cakes' official website at Food Network Charm City Cakes' official website
Barefoot Contessa is an American cooking show that premiered November 30, 2002 on Food Network, is the oldest show on the network's schedule. Hosted by celebrity chef Ina Garten, each episode features Garten assembling dishes of varying complexity. Though her specialty is French cuisine, she prepares American, Asian and Italian foods, her show gives tips on decorating and entertaining. The show's title, which comes from the Italian word for countess, was used by Garten in her best-selling cookbook, The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook; the cookbook was in turn named after Garten's specialty food store, which she bought named in 1978. The store, no longer in operation, opened in 1975 and was named after the 1954 film of the same name. Garten sold the store to the employees prior to its closure. Garten's show features the preparation of a multi-course meal for her close friends, colleagues or husband, Jeffrey, her recipes include fresh herbs, which she hand-harvests from her backyard garden. Table settings include both simple and elegant dishes, are accompanied by her own flowers or those brought in by Michael Grim, a friend and local florist, on the show.
Garten deconstructs complex French recipes like Baba au Rhum cake. She focuses on allowing more time to spend with guests; the show is recorded in Garten's home in East Hampton, New York and features fast-moving camera shots and closeups. Barefoot Contessa airs in Australia on Food Network and the Lifestyle Food Channel on the Foxtel platform, in the UK on the channels Good Food and Food Network UK, in Poland on the channel Kuchnia.tv, in the Middle East on the Fatafeat Channel. The show was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in 2005 in the category Best Service Show. Barefoot Contessa on The Food Network Barefoot Contessa in the UK Official website Barefoot Contessa on IMDb
Chopped Junior is an American reality-based cooking television game show series hosted by Ted Allen that pits four adolescent chefs against each other competing for a chance to win $10,000. Like its predecessor Chopped, four chefs compete, these contestants are between the ages of 9 and 15, their challenge is to take a mystery basket of ingredients and turn them into a dish, judged on its creativity and taste. On each round, the chefs are given a basket containing between four ingredients, the dish each competitor prepares must use each ingredient in some way, although forgetting an ingredient isn't an automatic disqualification, the judges will take it into consideration; the ingredients are not prepared together. The competitors are given access to a pantry and refrigerator stocked with a wide variety of other ingredients. Unlike the adult version of Chopped, the younger competitors are given 30 minutes for the appetizer round, but the entrée and dessert rounds are both still 30 minutes; the dishes prepared by the competitors are critiqued by a panel of judges.
The dishes are scored based on presentation and creativity. The judges decide which chef is "chopped," and is eliminated from the competition; the winner receives $10,000 and a coveted Chopped Junior chef's coat
Best Baker in America
Best Baker in America is an American cooking competition television series that airs on Food Network. The first season of the series premiered on September 27, 2017; the second season of the series premiered on May 7, 2018. The third season will premiere on May 13, 2019. Official website Best Baker in America on IMDb
The Kitchen (talk show)
The Kitchen is a cooking-themed talk show that airs on Food Network. The series is presented by Jeff Mauro; the series premiered on January 4, 2014. On February 20, 2014, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season, which began airing on April 19, 2014; the series is in its eighteenth season, which began airing on July 28, 2018. Marcela Valladolid announced her departure from the show on October 18, 2017 citing desire to focus on family. Official website
Chopped After Hours
Chopped After Hours is an American cooking show on the Food Network, hosted by Ted Allen. A spin-off of Chopped, this show features a similar format with mandatory ingredients and time restriction. Episodes consist of each featuring the judges from a different Chopped episode; the judges are given one of that episode's mystery ingredient baskets and must cook a dish that incorporates them. No one declared the winner. All episode titles include the word "and". Official site List of Chopped After Hours episodes on IMDb