The 15 finalists meet in Los Angeles at Hollywood's famous Grauman's Chinese Theater to kick off the competition for a chance to win their own Food Network show. To kick off the competition in "Star Kitchen," Bobby Flay challenges the contestants to cook a breakfast dish that best represents their personal culinary style. Next, the competitors head to the Original Farmer's Market in Los Angeles to meet guest director Alton Brown, who places the finalists in five groups of three, challenging them to create an on-air promo for a "night of programming." He then ups the ante revealing each group has to prepare a four-course meal and present their on-air promo for a panel of media member judges. Written by
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Alton Brown: If she cooks like this, she can cry all she wants.