Guy’s Grocery Games

By Kristina N.

There are many shows on the Food Network. Many of them are cooking competition shows. One of those shows is Guy’s Grocery Games. Guy’s Grocery Games is in its 11th  season. The show is hosted by Guy Fieri. Guy’s Grocery Games is a reality show, a cooking show,  and a game show. The way that the show works is, first, four chefs compete in the first round. Contestants must shop for the ingredients to cook a dish. They are given 30 minutes to make their dish. After the first round, the judges taste and critique the chefs’ dishes and eliminate one chef. Then, the remaining three chefs compete in the second round. They shop for their ingredients to make their dish. They have 30 minutes to make their dish. After the second round, the judges taste and critique the chef’s dishes and  eliminate one chef. Then, the remaining two chefs compete in the final round. They must shop for their ingredients to cook their dish. They are given 30 minutes to make their dish. After the final round, the judges taste and critique the chef’s dishes. Then, the winner of Guy’s Grocery Games is announced. To win $20,000, the winner is given a list of 10 items, worth $2,000 each to find in one minute around the store.

Shopping for the ingredients to make their dish can be a challenge because, the host of the show, Guy Fieri will sometimes throw an obstacle in their way.  He may limit how many items they can use, makes them use a certain item or does not let them use a section of the store such as the produce section, the meat department or dairy section. In addition, sometimes the chefs are given fake money and have to “check-out” before going to their stations to start cooking. When they have to “check-out” they usually are limited to how many items they can have or how much money the groceries are worth, for example, sometimes the groceries can only be worth $10 or less.

If the chefs were able to choose exactly what they wanted to cook for each round, it would be too easy. Therefore, they sometimes have to cook something using ingredients from another dish or their grandchild’s favorite food.

Guy’s Grocery Games is a challenge but everyone enjoys it and especially when they win!

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