FORMER CHAMPIONS RETURN TO BATTLE IT OUT IN THE AISLES IN "GUY'S GROCERY GAMES TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS"
Five Episode Stunt Premieres November 29th at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network
NEW YORK - November 10, 2015 - Guy Fieri welcomes back past GGG champions in Guy's Grocery Games Tournament of Champions, premiering Sunday, November 29th at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network. In this special five-part stunt, four of the most unforgettable previous winners battle it out each episode, competing in a number of culinary challenges testing each champions' culinary prowess and innovation, earning a spot in the grand finale to claim ultimate bragging rights as a two-time winner and an extra run at the Shopping Spree for a chance to become the biggest prizewinner in Guy's Grocery Games history! In each episode, the contestants who are not up to the task will one-by-one check out, determined by a rotating panel of judges that includes Melissa d'Arabian, Richard Blais, Madison Cowan, Duskie Estes, Troy Johnson, Brian Malarkey, Catherine McCord and Aarti Sequeira. The winners from each heat meet in the grand finale for one last battle and title of GGG Grand Champion.
Fans can head to FoodNetwork.com/GroceryGames to relive video and photo highlights, take quizzes, collect grocery shopping and cooking tips from the judges and much more. Join the conversation on Twitter using #GroceryGames.
Premiering Sunday, November 29th at 8pm ET/PT - TOURNAMENT PREMIERE!
"Tournament of Champions: Part 1"
Things get dicey when four returning Guy's Grocery Games champions make an innovative appetizer whose details are dictated by four tumbling dice. Then, chefs must make an upscale lunch using Clearance Cart items that rate low on the gourmet scale. Finally, pigs fly when the two final chefs turn the ingredients for gingerbread cookies into a pork dinner. The winner earns an encore Shopping Spree and a spot in the tournament finale.
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Madison Cowan, Catherine McCord
Premiering Sunday, December 6th at 8pm ET/PT
"Tournament of Champions: Part 2"
Four returning champs are out to prove their first win was no fluke when they make their best breakfast featuring ingredients like frozen kale and kumquats from Guy's Grocery List! Next, the chefs are challenged to make a hearty sandwich and side, but can only shop the odd-numbered aisles. The finalists must shop for the Red Light Special for their decadent dinner even though they are told the store will be closing in a few minutes. The winner gets a repeat Shopping Spree and a spot in the finale.
Judges: Troy Johnson, Brian Malarkey, Catherine McCord
Premiering Sunday, December 13th at 8pm ET/PT
"Tournament of Champions: Part 3"
Four returning champs battle it out for more money and a spot in the Tournament of Champions finale. First, the chefs must use both their cooking and spelling skills to make an adventurous lunch using only ingredients that begin with "M." Next, the champions are challenged to make their best dish fusing the flavors of Greece and China! Finally, the remaining two chefs will have to create a contemporary American dinner with coconut prepared two ways, using items from only three aisles!
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Richard Blais, Duskie Estes
Premiering Sunday, December 20th at 8pm ET/PT
"Tournament of Champions: Part 4"
Four returning champs first must prove they are upper crust by making a pizza without using any traditional pizza ingredients. Next, the chefs must search the store for clues that lead to the mandatory ingredients in their best Asian dish. Then, the finalists must face the feared Food Wheel and make an extravagant dinner using a randomly selected protein and money amount. The winning chef will get to go on their second Shopping Spree and a shot at becoming the GGG Grand Champion!
Judges: Melissa d'Arabian, Richard Blais, Catherine McCord
Premiering Sunday, December 27th at 8pm ET/PT - TOURNAMENT FINALE!
"Tournament of Champions: Finale"
It is the ultimate throw down as the final four champs compete for the title of GGG Grand Champion! First, these two-time winners discover the road to victory will not be easy when they are forced to make a hearty lunch with a total of seven ingredients from the canned or frozen sections only. Then, they must conquer the Fieri Food Pyramid and prepare their best breakfast using odd items you would never think of putting in a morning meal. The two remaining contenders bowl to determine which aisles they can shop for their winner's dinner before they get caught off guard by a station swap. Only one will be crowned the first-ever GGG Grand Champion and become the biggest prizewinner in Guy's Grocery Games history!
Judges: Richard Blais, Troy Johnson, Aarti Sequeira
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