Ranking the remaining 7 Food Network Star contestants
We are through five episodes of Food Network Star, which means five contestants have already been sent home. Below we rank the remaining contestants and their odds of taking home the title of the next Food Network Star.
7. Amy Pottinger
The stay at home mom from Hawaii has been impressive early on in the season, but her lack of culinary skills and her failure to relate to the audience by bringing up her own personal experiences will cause her to be one of the next contestants to go home.
Odds to win: 10%
6. David Rose
Mr. Muscle man David Rose has been a joy to watch this season, but his Jamaican-style cooking doesn’t always translate. His spicy jerk-rub in episode 5 failed to impress the judges mainly due to the rub having zero spice.
Odds to win: 25%
5. Rusty Hamlin
Rusty has the personality to make it on Food Network but he will need to show his true culinary chops to make it to the end of the competition.
Odds to win: 40%
4. Addie Gundry
Addie seems to be a favorite of the judges, she has a clean, concise point of view and her cooking skills are solid. But to me, and many I have talked with believe her “polished” or “rehearsed” on-screen presence comes off as fake.
Odds to win: 40%
3. Cory Bahr
Arguably the best cook on the show Cory has the culinary skills to cook with anyone in the world. His southern-style Louisiana cooking always delivers deliciousness to the judges, but if he can’t find comfort in front of the camera he will not be named the next Food Network Star.
Odds to win: 50%
2. Matthew Grunwald
Matthew has completely rejuvenated his potential Food Network career over the past two years. No one ever doubted his cooking as he always delivers stunning, tasty dishes to the judges, but he came on Food Network Star last season as a conceited chef who thought he knew everything. That resulted in his elimination, but this year you can see the maturation he has made. He is a joy to watch and brings the millennial landscape to Food Network.
Odds to win: 65%
1. Jason Smith
By far and away the best personality on the show, Jason Smith makes you smile just watching him cook. He is always delivering top-notch dishes to the judges and who can’t love the trademark phrase “Lord Honey”. Jason has proven he can handle the pressure, previously winning the Holiday Baking Championship and should be considered the front-runner to win the competition at this point.
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