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The Food Network Challenge is a competitive television series show that will air on the Food Network channel. Each one of the episodes will feature a professional chef who is on a time limit within their own professional specialty. The winner of the challenge will receive a gold medal along with a check for $10,000.

The competition is going to be judged by other specialists within the culinary bracket who fit into the specific challenge. The contestants, or rather the chefs, on the show are given an 8-hour window to complete the test where there are specific rules that must be followed. For example, the cake competitions will require that the cake be a maximum and minimum height. The cake must also adhere to a specific theme and has to be moved to be judged without the cake falling or tipping over. At the end of the challenge, the host of the show will say, Competitors, Stop Your Work.

The episodes for the show are actually filmed in front of an audience where there is a tourist attraction nearby or filmed at the tourist attraction. The challenges will depend on the exact competition and can range from two people to hundreds of people. There are some competitions that are held to examine which of the competitors is best each week. There are the occasional competitions that are held as championships or even by invitation only.

The winner of the competition will receive a check, usually for $10,000, along with the gold medal. In the more invested challenges, the winner will be competing for different levels of medals along with a higher stake of prize money. In these competitions, the winner will generally receive a check for up to $50,000.

Sunday 8:00 PM et/pt on Food Network
11 Seasons, 217 Episodes - Currently Airing
June 10, 2006
Reality
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Food Network Challenge Full Episode Guide

  • In this holiday special, four cake designers use inspiration from Christmas tales and carols to create their cakes.

  • Four of the top cake designers in America are celebrating Thanksgiving by making cakes inspired by "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving." Plus, a special surprise is in store for the competitors that will make this holiday unforgettable.

  • Four cake designers compete to create masterpieces inspired by the LEGO toy universe. The winner will receive ten thousand dollars.

  • Four top cake artists compete to create ghost story cakes that thrill and chill. The winner will receive ten thousand dollars.

  • Things get weird when four of the best cake designers on Earth give us their take on aliens from outer space. The alien cakes must also come to life with special effects. The winner will walk away with $10,000.

  • Extreme cakes inspired by Disney's The Lion King are created by four competitors. $10,000 is awarded to the winner of the challenge.

  • Four pastry chefs create pirate-themed cakes in a competition for $10,000.

  • Top cake designers compete to create the ultimate dinosaur cake for the grand prize.

  • Four of the best cake designers in the country compete to create the best Smurfs cake for the grand prize.

  • Four chocolatiers will create their version of a mythical creature and must bring it to life.

  • Four gifted cake artists create Star Wars cakes to celebrate the grand re-opening of Disney Resort's Star Tours ride.

  • Four top cake decorators get in touch with their passionate side by creating the cover of their very own original Romance Novel out of cake.

  • Four cake designers create cakes that celebrate the fads, fashion and music of the 1980s, with surprise guest judge - 80's pop superstar Tiffany.

  • Four top chocolatiers create scenes straight out of the old west.

  • Four cake designers compete for the Challenge Championship Title. Their task includes creating WWE Wrestling cakes that include the Superstars and their signature moves.

  • Four Sugar Artists create four tres chic sugar ensembles, complete with accessories for four mannequins that are four miles away.

  • Three pastry chefs must build a Rube Goldberg machine - an elaborate machine that accomplishes a simple task - out of sugar.

  • Four of the best donut bakers prepare some of their original recipes.

  • Four cake artists are given eight hours to create cakes inspired by the original film, Hop, in which the Easter Bunny's son EB runs away from Easter Island to pursue his dream of being a rock & roll drummer.

  • Four Cake Designers compete in a cake car demolition derby and create two cakes. The first: A super-sized, super-cool fantasy demo derby car with lights, exhaust and moving parts. The second: A smaller, remote-controlled cake on wheels for TV's first cake demo derby! $2,000 goes to the derby winner. $10,000 goes to the best big cake.

  • Four Cake Designers attempt to capture the spirit of Fat Tuesday in their cakes. The cake with best take on the bayou's biggest party dances away with $10,000.

  • Four cake designers create life-size replicas of show dogs.

  • Four chocolatiers create a backdrop for a wedding proposal.

  • Four Cake Designers create cakes that actually tell jokes!

  • Four Cake Designers recreate bugs at least 3-feet tall - with moving parts - using cake.

  • Four top pastry chefs go on a seven-day Western Caribbean cruise to four ports to design a colorful sugar and candy showpiece inspired by particular shore excursions found at each destination.

  • Three teams of pastry chefs have to transform boring storefront windows into edible holiday wonderlands.

  • Four regular families try to prove that their Thanksgiving meal is the best around. Unbeknownst to them, a distant loved one has come to help them cook up the feast.

  • The competitors must tell an urban legend in a cake and their cakes must be extreme.

  • Four sugar artists must create a fantasy flying machine out of sugar that moves through the air.

  • Three talented pumpkin carvers face off with their sculpting skills.

  • Four cake designers create Beauty and the Beast inspired cakes.

  • Four chocolatiers create masterpieces inspired by transportation.

  • Four cake designers create cakes inspired by the Denver Roller Dolls League. The best cake will earn the grand prize.

  • Four cake designers compete to create an adventure cake to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the children's show "Dora the Explorer."

  • Four pastry chefs compete with their best cookie recipes.

  • Four cake designers must create a cake that tells a ghost story. The winner will take home $10,000.

  • Three teams made up of construction workers, fruit and vegetable carvers, and artists compete to design a landscape made of food.

  • Four cake designers compete to have their cake featured at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 25th Anniversary.

  • Four chocolatiers must create chocolate roller coasters after receiving inspiration from Hersheypark.

  • Four cake designers must create a cake inspired by one of the characters on Toy Story 3.

  • It's a grill-off between the girls and the boys.

  • Four cake designers must create a Sex and the City 2 cake.

  • Four cake artists compete to create cakes for a 10-year high school reunion.

  • Four sugar artists compete to create a four foot tall science fiction scene.

  • Four cake designers must create their own villain cakes. The cake must spin or shoot fire.

  • Four master cake builders compete to create a Spongebob birthday cake for a 7-year-old boy.

  • Four master cake builders have to create an anniversary cake for a couple celebrating their Golden Anniversary.

  • Top chocolatiers recreate some of the world's most famous art sculptures using only sweet, sweet chocolate. Can these works of art survive the heat and their own massive weight?

  • Pageant moms help 4 contestants make cakes to celebrate the "Universal Royalty Beauty Pageant."

  • Four barbecue teams come to Greenwood, South Carolina to battle each other in 4 categories: pork, chicken, ribs and beef brisket in order to win $2500 and the title of "grand champion."

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