'Food Network Star' winners: Where are they now?

Cheryl Kahla
Jun 11, 2018
07:41 P.M.

Season 14 of the popular reality TV show Food Network Star premiered this weekend, prompting viewers to ask what happened to the previous seasons' winners.


Alton Brown, Bobby Flay, and Giada De Laurentiis will return as judges and is sure to keep viewers at the edge of their seats as contestants battle it out.

The first season aired in 2005 on The Food Network and the show has changed the lives of 13 hard-working chefs since it's inception. But where are those chefs today?

Guy Fieri was a fan-favorite from the moment he walked onto the set during season 2. Since being crowned winner, Fieri launched his own reality show titled Guy's Grocery Games.


His show gives one lucky chef the opportunity to win $20,000 as four chefs compete in three themed-challenges to test their culinary skills.


Since the inception of Guy's Grocery Games, more than 40 fun and creative challenges have been completed, with exciting themes such as the One Ingredient Per Aisle challenge or the Emoji List.


Aaron McCargo Jr rose to fame after winning Season 5. He has since penned a best-selling book, Simply Done Well Done, and launched a line of MrCargo's Flavor of Bold, and Jersey BBQ spices.


Like Fieri, McCargo is the host of his own show, the Food Network's Big Daddy's House, and also serves as the National Spokesperson for Fresenius Medical Care.

Viewers of the show will also remember Melissa D'Arabian from Season 5. After reaching the coveted first place in 2009, D'Arabian became a best-selling author and show host.

The proud mother-of-four hosts Ten Dollar Dinners, as well as her own YouTube channel, called It's Tuesday Night Somewhere and is the online host of The Picky Eaters Project web series.


Eddie Jackson from Season 11 also made a big impression on viewers. After being crowned as the winner in 2015, he launched his own shows, BBQ Blitz and Eddie Jackson's Fitness Playbook.

The successful chef also owns the Rosehill Beer Garden and Food Truck park in Texas, as well as the Fit Chef Studio. Fans can also peruse his recipes on the Food Network's website.


E-Online has been following their careers closely and shared a complete list of all the winners.

Season 14 premiered on June 10th, and viewers can tune in every Sunday evening at 9 pm on the Food Network. For more details, follow our Twitter account, AmoMama USA.

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