Food Network Star (season 11)
|Food Network Star (season 11)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||11|
|Original network||Food Network|
|Original release||June 7– August 16, 2015|
|No. of contestants||12|
The eleventh season of the American reality television series Food Network Star premiered June 7, 2015 on Food Network. Food Network chefs Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis returned to the series as judges, with Alton Brown not returning for undisclosed reasons. This season also continued the inclusion of Star Salvation, a six-week webseries that featured the most recently eliminated contestant competing against the remaining previously eliminated contestants for a chance to re-enter the main Food Network Star competition.
- 1 Contestants
- 2 Contestant progress
- 3 Star Salvation
- 4 Episodes
- 4.1 Week 1: Food Star Food Festival
- 4.2 Week 2: Savory Baking
- 4.3 Week 3: Trendy Dinner
- 4.4 Week 4: 4th of July Cookout
- 4.5 Week 5: The Perfect Match
- 4.6 Week 6: Improv
- 4.7 Week 7: Food Truck Throwdown
- 4.8 Week 8: Lifestyle Brand
- 4.9 Week 9: Live TV
- 4.10 Week 10: Dish of a Lifetime and Pilots3
- 4.11 Week 11: We Have a Winner
- 5 References
- 6 External links
(In order of elimination)
- Christina Fitzgerald – St. Louis, Missouri
- Matthew Grunwald – Scottsdale, Arizona
- Sita Lewis – New York, New York
- Rosa Graziano – Los Angeles, California
- Rue Rusike – Brooklyn, New York
- Emilia Cirker – Reston, Virginia
- Michelle Karam – Santa Barbara, California (withdrew)
Dominick "Dom" Tesoriero – Staten Island, New York(Returned to competition after winning Star Salvation)
- Alex McCoy – Washington D.C.
- Arnold Myint – Nashville, Tennessee
- (WINNER) The contestant won the competition and became the next "Food Network Star".
- (RUNNER-UP) The contestant made it to the finale, but did not win.
- (WIN) The contestant won the challenge for that week.
- (RETURNED) The contestant won Star Salvation and returned to the main competition.
- (HIGH) The contestant was one of the selection committee's favorites for that week.
- (IN) The contestant performed well enough to move on to the next week.
- (LOW) The contestant was one of the selection committee's three or four least favorites for that week, but was not eliminated.
- (OUT) The contestant was the selection committee's least favorite for that week, and was eliminated.
- (QUIT) The contestant voluntarily left the competition.
^Note 1 : Having withdrawn from the competition, Michelle did not compete in Star Salvation this week.
- (WIN) The chef won Star Salvation and returned to the main competition.
- (IN) The chef continued in the competition.
- (OUT) The chef lost in that week's Star Salvation and was eliminated from the competition.
Week 1: Food Star Food Festival
- Top 3: Jay, Eddie and Arnold
- Bottom 3: Dom, Matthew and Christina
- Eliminated: Christina
Week 2: Savory Baking
- Top 2: Eddie and Arnold
- Bottom 3: Emilia, Sita and Matthew
- Eliminated: Matthew
Week 3: Trendy Dinner
- Top 2: Dom and Arnold
- Winner: Michelle
- Bottom 3: Eddie, Rosa and Sita
- Eliminated: Sita
Week 4: 4th of July Cookout
- Winners: Eddie, Arnold and Alex
- Bottom 3: Dom, Michelle and Rosa
- Eliminated: Rosa
Week 5: The Perfect Match
- Top 4: Eddie, Alex, Jay and Emilia
- Bottom 4: Arnold, Dom, Michelle and Rue
- Eliminated: Rue
Week 6: Improv
- Top 2: Eddie and Jay
- Bottom 3: Alex, Dom and Emilia
- Eliminated: Emilia
Week 7: Food Truck Throwdown
- Top 2: Jay and Arnold
- Bottom 4: Dom, Eddie, Michelle and Alex
- Withdrew: Michelle2
^Note 2 Michelle chose to withdraw from the competition to be with her family. She did not compete in Star Salvation.
Week 8: Lifestyle Brand
- Top 2: Jay and Alex
- Bottom 3: Arnold, Eddie and Dom
- Eliminated: Dom
Week 9: Live TV
- Top 2: Eddie and Jay
- Bottom 2: Arnold and Alex
- Eliminated: Alex
- Top: Jay
- Bottom 2: Eddie and Arnold
- Eliminated: Arnold
^Note 3 Dom returned to the competition, having won Star Salvation.
Week 11: We Have a Winner
- Winner: Eddie
- Show on Food Network: BBQ Blitz
- Runners-up: Dom and Jay
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- Dehnart, Andy (April 29, 2015). "Alton Brown out of Food Network Star season 11". Reality Blurred. WordPress.com. Retrieved June 22, 2015.
- "Star Salvation". Food Network. Scripps Networks Interactive. Archived from the original on July 6, 2015. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
- Matt (August 9, 2015). "Food Network Gossip: Food Network Star Winner Poll". Food Network Gossip. Blogger. Retrieved December 14, 2015.