Family Food Showdown

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  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 4.2  (18)

Family Food Showdown is a cooking competition show on Food Network that premiered in March 2019. The show is hosted by Valerie Bertinelli, a Food Network veteran who has hosted several other competition shows on the network. She is joined by Clinton Kelly, another familiar face on the network who has also served as a co-host on a number of shows.

The show focuses on families competing against each other in a series of cooking challenges. Each episode features two families facing off in the kitchen, with the winning family advancing to the next round of the competition. The final episode features the two remaining families battling it out for a $10,000 cash prize and the title of Family Food Showdown champion.

The show’s format is similar to other cooking competition shows on Food Network, with a few key differences. The challenges are designed to test the families’ abilities to work together, communicate effectively, and think creatively in the kitchen. The families are often tasked with creating meals that are not only delicious, but visually appealing and on-theme.

One of the unique elements of the show is the focus on family dynamics. The families are often made up of multiple generations, with grandparents, parents, and children all working together to create a winning dish. The show’s hosts often comment on the family interactions, highlighting the strengths and weaknesses of each family’s dynamic.

The judges on Family Food Showdown are another highlight of the show. Chef Isaac Toups, a New Orleans-based chef known for his southern cooking, serves as the show’s resident judge. He brings an expertise in regional cuisine and a discerning palette to the competition. Toups is joined by a rotating panel of guest judges, who provide additional perspectives and feedback.

Throughout the competition, the families are guided by Bertinelli and Kelly. They offer encouragement, advice, and feedback throughout the challenges, helping the families to make adjustments and improvements as needed. The hosts also provide a bit of levity to the show, with their banter and jokes adding a fun and lighthearted tone to the competition.

Family Food Showdown is a fun and entertaining cooking competition show that is perfect for families to watch together. The challenges are exciting and creative, and the focus on family dynamics adds a unique twist to the typical cooking competition format. With a talented cast and engaging challenges, Family Food Showdown is a must-watch for fans of the genre.

Family Food Showdown is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on March 3, 2019.

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Southern vs. Greek Families
9. Southern vs. Greek Families
April 27, 2019
A Greek family with generations of family recipes takes on a Southern family with a scratch-made restaurant legacy. Host Valerie Bertinelli challenges them to make a surf-and-turf dinner, a smothered dish and more.
Competitive Family vs. Sibs
8. Competitive Family vs. Sibs
April 19, 2019
A family of competitive cooks who claim they can cook anything must put their money where their mouth is as they face off against a family that represents six different cultures between the three of them.
Old-World Cooking vs. Spicy
7. Old-World Cooking vs. Spicy
April 9, 2019
Three generations of chefs inspired by Grandma's Old World recipes face off against a tight-knit family of young Mexican women with their own family recipes.
Kebab Twins vs. Island Bros
6. Kebab Twins vs. Island Bros
April 9, 2019
Self-proclaimed "Kebab Twins" with a Persian restaurant legacy take on Portland, OR, brothers with Pacific Island-inspired food carts. Host Valerie Bertinelli challenges them to make a handheld sweet and savory eats and more.
Military Family vs. Cousins
5. Military Family vs. Cousins
April 2, 2019
Cousins from a large Dominican family compete against a military mom and daughters whose Southern roots inspire their food truck menu. Valerie Bertinelli challenges the two teams to make hometown pork favorites and more.
Siblings vs. Siblings Showdown
4. Siblings vs. Siblings Showdown
March 26, 2019
It's a battle of family restaurant owners as Sicilian-American siblings take on first-generation Korean-American siblings, making their best taco night spreads, noodle dishes and more.
Cuban Restaurant Family vs. Cajun Seafood Family
3. Cuban Restaurant Family vs. Cajun Seafood Family
March 18, 2019
The Santana family, backed by traditional Cuban recipes, takes on the Harris family of restaurateurs inspired by Grandpa's Cajun cooking. Both teams have parents ready for their children to step up at the family restaurants, but will the children be able to take the heat of the competition? Host Valerie Bertinelli challenges them to make their specialty rice dishes, sandwich duos and Sunday suppers. Judges Kardea Brown and the Voltaggio brothers, Bryan and Michael, decide which family conquers in the kitchen and brings home $10,000.
VA Twins vs. Soul Food Ladies
2. VA Twins vs. Soul Food Ladies
March 11, 2019
Wild identical twins and a father-in-law who own a waterfront Mediterranean restaurant in Virginia Beach, Va., take on a trio of Southern soul food masters with a catering company in Alabama.
Mom Vs. Mom
1. Mom Vs. Mom
March 3, 2019
A loud and proud Italian family from New York takes on a Filipino-American family from Utah. The matriarch of the Cipriano family claims that she taught her son everything he knows, and he and his fiancee own an acclaimed pizza food truck on Long Island. The Gollahers are a young married couple who operate a food truck in Salt Lake City, with her Filipino mom as their chef.
Where to Watch Family Food Showdown
Family Food Showdown is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Family Food Showdown on demand at Philo.
  • Premiere Date
    March 3, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    4.2  (18)