Guy Fieri makes his appearance on Episode 4 of The Next Food Network Star, Season 5. The episode is called "The Ultimate American Meal."
Bobby Flay tests the remaining seven finalists by having them put their culinary point of view on a classic American dish – the burger! The finalists must whip up their ideal burger while sharing personal stories and their connections to their dish. The best burger lands a place on the menu of Bobby's new restaurant venture Bobby's Burger Palace (www.bobbysburgerpalace.com).
Then, Guy Fieri and USA WEEKEND Magazine associate editor, TJ Walter, surprise the finalists on the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (www.intrepidmuseum.org), challenging each of them to create a dish using a basket of ingredients that represent a specific state or region of the United States for a group of returning American soldiers.
The winner learns that his or her recipe will be featured on the July 3-5th cover of USA WEEKEND Magazine (www.usaweekend.com), and another finalist is eliminated.
This episode airs on the Food Network
Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 9:00 PM ET/PT
Monday, June 29, 2009 - 12:00 AM ET/PT
Thursday, July 02, 2009 - 9:00 PM ET/PT
Sneak peeks of upcoming episodes and recaps of past episodes are found here, www.foodnetwork.com/the-next-food-network-star4/video