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All-Star Academy is a cooking show. Four celebrity chefs will mentor up and coming chefs with the hopes of their chef in training become the winner. The show is competitive in nature, so expect to see the contestants and the coaches be highly competitive. Each celebrity chef will have a team of chefs that they will coach.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on Food Network
2 Seasons, 16 Episodes
March 1, 2015
Food, Gaming
7.0/10
Cast: Ted Allen As Himself Alexandra Guarnaschelli As Herself Bobby Flay As Himself Curtis Stone As Himself Michael Symon As Himself
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  • The class is given a history lesson, which shows the members updating the good old-fashioned meatloaf in order to get ahead for their home cooks, who, in order to earn the $50,000 grand prize, have to impress with ingredients they put to use on the first day of school.

  • The home cooks take part in a literature-inspired "Win and You're In" competition to decide who will contest for the final prize of $50,000. Dishes are prepared that feature the genres of romance, horror, science fiction and fairy tale.

  • Guest professor Adam Richman joins the Academy to test the cooks on science, so first they must dissect iconic dishes and use those ingredients in a new way. Then, Adam makes the mentors switch teams to test how well they can train students. Whoever mentors the cook with the winning dish also gets to save one of their own team members, and the remaining cooks face off creating dishes featuring the four elements — earth, air, fire and water.

  • Scott Conant and Geoffrey Zakarian serve as guest professors for snack time, and they mix things up by having the mentors cook a gourmet dish featuring a popular snack food. The winning mentor gets a big prize: to bring back any cook that has been eliminated and add them to their team. After the eliminated cook returns, all five cooks try to avoid elimination as they create a gourmet dish using pretzels.

  • The Kitchen's Katie Lee and Jeff Mauro join the Academy as guest professors, where the subject is math and the group test is a numbers game: they'll be split in two groups of three to create an appetizer trio featuring one main ingredient! The trio sent to the elimination test must create a dish using only seven ingredients from the pantry, plus a surprise ingredient from the opposing team's mentor.

  • Duff Goldman serves as guest professor for a set of art-inspired challenges. First, the mentors face off in two battles featuring desserts in different colors. The teams with the least successful dishes then compete making a structural dessert that features chocolate and incorporates a circle, a square and a triangle on the plate.

  • The home cooks enter to meet their new guest professors, Debi Mazar and Aaron Sanchez. The subject is geography, and for their group test, they must compete in a tag team challenge cooking dishes that combine the styles of where they are from. The two teams with the least successful dishes then compete in an elimination test using ingredients from the most popular cuisines in the world: Thai, Italian or Mexican.

  • Nine home cooks enter the kitchen and meet their All-Star mentors.

  • Three home cooks remain, with one chance to win the grand prize of $50,000!

  • The four remaining home cooks face off in three tough challenges.

  • Food Network star Robert Irvine steps in to fill the mentors' shoes.

  • Five home cooks remain as the mentors battle head-to-head to bring back an eliminated contestant of their choice, facing tough ingredients to make a dish worthy of a second chance.

  • The mentors, Bobby, Alex, Curtis and Michael, form two teams and create three-course steak dinner with their home cooks. The losing team goes from friends to instant enemies as they cook off against each other in the elimination round, judged by Chopped judge Amanda Freitag and Chef John Li.

  • For the first time ever, best friends Bobby Flay and Michael Symon try to take each other's teams down when all the mentors battle head-to-head for a crucial advantage. Special guest judge Elizabeth Falkner helps get in on the action, determining which home cook is sent home.

  • The eight remaining home cooks must reinvent famous food pairings to stay out of this week's elimination round. And these cooks won't want to disappoint, because they'll be judged by Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. The home cooks that move on will be one step closer to the $50,000 grand prize.

  • Ten home cooks from around the country are about to embark on the greatest culinary adventure of their lives. But first, they will need to cook for a spot on a mentor's team. Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Curtis Stone and Michael Symon will each have two home cooks to guide through the competition. Special guest judge Simon Majumdar will help decide which home cooks will have a chance to move on.

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