The best barbecue teams in the south gather in Memphis, Tennessee to compete for a $24,000 prize and the title of world champion. More than 200 teams come to this week-long party and pork-only contest, hoping their ribs, shoulder or whole hog will stand out above the rest.
Top Chefs from America's coastal states, including Food Network's own Paula Deen, gather in New Orleans to compete in a seafood showdown that highlights the best fish and shellfish this country has to offer.
Get a glimpse of America's culinary future, as the nation's top teen chefs compete for a full scholarship at the 16th annual Johnson & Wales recipe contest. Competitors create either a healthy dinner or healthy dessert. One student in each category will take the top prize, worth nearly $80,000.
Considered one of the top five cook-offs in the country, Build a Better Burger draws hundreds of recipe entries. But only ten finalists are chosen to compete for the top prize of $50,000 at the cook-off in Napa Valley, California.
It's a bride's fantasy and a cake decorator's dream. Dozens of decorators travel to Tulsa to compete for a cut of the $10,000 purse. Art is the name of the game at this show, only these sculptures and paintings are done with sugar and icing. It is three days packed with taste, style and beauty, making for one grand reception with a sweet reward in the end.
Beautiful homes, amusement parks, rustic barns, and ornate churches all made of America?s favorite holiday treat: gingerbread! A record 300 gingerbread creations (decorated with gum drops, wafers, and noodles!) were brought to this 12th annual championship in Asheville, North Carolina. Watch as participants spend months planning their structures and then cringe with every pothole as they drive their creations to the show.
Food Network brings you a Wedding Cake Competition in Beaver Creek, CO. 5 Teams will compete to create the most spectacular wedding cake. Watch the world's most creative decorators and pastry enthusiasts craft cakes beyond your wildest dreams.
Ready to be inspired by the World's most outrageous birthday cake? Food Network brings together six of the country's top cake designers for one amazing battle and a $10,000 first place prize. From a 360-degree rotating Ferris Wheel to a retro inspired sock monkey, these entirely edible creations will spark your own inner artist.
Food Network invites six top pastry chefs from across the country to build a showpiece entirely of sugar that captures the excitement and energy of this vivacious city. Top prize is $10,000 and the title Food Network champion.
Travel to Birmingham, to witness 15 amateur cooks braise, bake, broil and battle for the top prize. Some of the recipes are new twists on southern classics, other recipes are creative new inventions. It's one of the most prestigious cooking contests in the country, hosted by one of the most popular lifestyle magazines. And one amateur chef will go home with all the glory and an impressive jackpot of $100,000.
Extremely large and very delicate sugar sculptures are brought to life by five of the top pastry artists in the country. There has never been a more dramatic pastry competition as these competitors must carry their delicate sugar art over an obstacle course if they want the top prize.
It's a cake competition with a mystery twist. The best cake makers in the country came to Phoenix with no idea what they'd be asked to do. Just hours before the competition, the theme was announced: sports cakes! Watch as the pros squirm under the pressure, with just a few hours to plan, and 7 hours to build world-class cakes.
The smallest cakes get the big-time treatment. Six top cake teams fight to create the tastiest cupcakes in America, and then decorate and stack the little treats into showpieces you have to see to believe. Chef Scott Liebfried hosts this unprecedented winner-take-all competition.
Eight of the nation's best back-country cooks compete for the title of America's best camp chef and a $3,000 vacation package. They each make the dish that won a recipe contest after meeting several other challenges, including the pancake breakfast, mystery basket lunch, and s'more test.
Premier pastry chefs from twelve different countries travel to Las Vegas for a two-day competition that's known for setting new standards in the industry. Each team shows its artistic talent with a sugar showpiece and a chocolate showpiece, and its culinary prowess with pastries.
Ten of America's best grillers meet in Napa Valley to build the ultimate burger. Five competitors compete in the non-beef category for $10,000 and five competitors compete in the beef category for a whopping $50,000! Viewers will be treated to some of the most amazing burgers ever thrown on the grill...from salmon, to steak, to lamb and of course, good old ground beef. The recipes are mouth-watering and include flavors from around the globe, stretching from Morocco, to Hawaii, to Italy. After this Challenge, you'll never look at burgers the same way!
Five Pastry Chefs face off over Chocolate. Their challenge, create a work of art made out of chocolate. And the theme for this work of art was "Dreams". The winner of the competition goes home 10-thousand dollars richer.
Six teams of student pastry chefs face off in the Happiest Place on Earth. On the line, a 14-thousand dollar scholarship and an internship in the prestigious Disney kitchens. These students will be tested. In eight hours, they will not only have to create four different desserts, but at the end of the day, they must also create a three foot tall chocolate and sugar centerpiece.