Food Network Star (season 11)

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Food Network Star (season 11)
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 11
Release
Original network Food Network
Original release June 7 (2015-06-07) – August 16, 2015 (2015-08-16)[1]
Additional information
No. of contestants 12
Winner Eddie Jackson
Season chronology
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Season 10
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Season 12

The eleventh season of the American reality television series Food Network Star premiered June 7, 2015 on Food Network.[1] Food Network chefs Bobby Flay and Giada de Laurentiis returned to the series as judges, with Alton Brown not returning for undisclosed reasons.[2] This season also continued the inclusion of Star Salvation, a six-week[3] 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.

This season also returned to the practice of the winner of the competition being chosen by the Food Network staff, rather than by viewers as in the three previous seasons.[4]

Contestants[edit]

Winner[edit]

Runners-up[edit]

Eliminated[edit]

(In order of elimination)

Contestant progress[edit]

Contestant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Mentor
Challenge
Winner
N/A N/A Dom N/A Rue Eddie Jay Alex Eddie N/A N/A
Eddie HIGH HIGH LOW WIN HIGH HIGH LOW LOW HIGH LOW WINNER
Jay HIGH IN IN IN HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH HIGH RUNNER-UP
Dom LOW IN HIGH LOW LOW LOW LOW OUT IN RUNNER-UP
Arnold HIGH HIGH HIGH WIN LOW IN HIGH LOW LOW OUT
Alex IN IN IN WIN HIGH LOW LOW HIGH OUT
Michelle IN IN WIN LOW LOW IN QUIT
Emilia IN LOW IN IN HIGH OUT
Rue IN IN IN IN OUT
Rosa IN IN LOW OUT
Sita IN LOW OUT
Matthew LOW OUT
Christina OUT
     (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.

Star Salvation[edit]

This season of Star Salvation was hosted by Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli and season 7 winner Jeff Mauro.[3]

Contestant 1 2 3 41 5 6
Dom IN WIN
Rue IN IN IN IN OUT
Alex OUT
Emilia IN IN OUT
Matthew IN IN IN OUT
Christina IN IN OUT
Rosa IN OUT
Sita OUT

^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.

Episodes[edit]

Week 1: Food Star Food Festival[edit]

  • Top 3: Jay, Eddie and Arnold
  • Bottom 3: Dom, Matthew and Christina
  • Eliminated: Christina

Week 2: Savory Baking[edit]

  • Top 2: Eddie and Arnold
  • Bottom 3: Emilia, Sita and Matthew
  • Eliminated: Matthew

Week 3: Trendy Dinner[edit]

  • Top 2: Dom and Arnold
  • Winner: Michelle
  • Bottom 3: Eddie, Rosa and Sita
  • Eliminated: Sita

Week 4: 4th of July Cookout[edit]

  • Winners: Eddie, Arnold and Alex
  • Bottom 3: Dom, Michelle and Rosa
  • Eliminated: Rosa

Week 5: The Perfect Match[edit]

  • Top 4: Eddie, Alex, Jay and Emilia
  • Bottom 4: Arnold, Dom, Michelle and Rue
  • Eliminated: Rue

Week 6: Improv[edit]

  • Top 2: Eddie and Jay
  • Bottom 3: Alex, Dom and Emilia
  • Eliminated: Emilia

Week 7: Food Truck Throwdown[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • Top 2: Jay and Alex
  • Bottom 3: Arnold, Eddie and Dom
  • Eliminated: Dom

Week 9: Live TV[edit]

  • Top 2: Eddie and Jay
  • Bottom 2: Arnold and Alex
  • Eliminated: Alex

Week 10: Dish of a Lifetime and Pilots3[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • Winner: Eddie
  • Runners-up: Dom and Jay

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Russo, Maria (April 29, 2015). "Food Network Star, Season 11: The Search for Star Power Is On This Summer | Star Blog". Food Network. Scripps Networks Interactive. Retrieved June 22, 2015.
  2. ^ Dehnart, Andy (April 29, 2015). "Alton Brown out of Food Network Star season 11". Reality Blurred. WordPress.com. Retrieved June 22, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Star Salvation". Food Network. Scripps Networks Interactive. Archived from the original on July 6, 2015. Retrieved June 16, 2016.
  4. ^ Matt (August 9, 2015). "Food Network Gossip: Food Network Star Winner Poll". Food Network Gossip. Blogger. Retrieved December 14, 2015.

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