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Guy's Grocery Games

Guy's Grocery Games

  • Premiered: 
    October 20, 2013
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  • Network: Food Network
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: food, cooking

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Plot Synopsis

Each week, four chefs vie for a $uper $hopping $pree worth $20,000, as they compete against each other in three cooking challenges, while navigating their way through the aisles of a grocery store to find ingredients for tasty dishes. One-by-one the losing chefs are eliminated by a rotating list of guest judges that include Melissa d'Arabian, Richard Blais, Beau MacMillan, Jet Tila, and Marcela Valladolid, among others. The last chef standing goes on a shopping spree of a lifetime, as they have two minutes to get through the aisles to collect all the items on their shopping list. Each item is worth $2,000 and if the chefs can gather all the items on the list they win $20,000. Each 60-minute episode includes three elimination rounds, with each show featuring some combination of a trio of these challenges: the Out-of-Stock Challenge, during which the contestants must make their best version of a dish, even though the shelves don't contain key ingredients; the Five-Ingredient Challenge, during which competitors must create dishes using five or fewer ingredients; the Budget Battle, during which chefs use their supermarket savvy and couponing genius to make a meal under budget, usually $7 or $8 to feed a family of four; the Single-Aisle Showdown, during which contestants are restricted to the items found on one aisle in a grocery store; Guy's Grocery-List Challenge, during which competitors must incorporate all ingredients on a shopping list provided by the host; the No-Carts-Allowed Challenge, during which chefs cannot use their carts when gathering ingredients for their dishes; the Closing-Time Challenge, during which contestants have only two minutes to purchase all the items they need for their meal; and the Ingredient Swap, during which competitors shop for ingredients and then switch baskets or bags just before they start to cook.

GUY'S GROCERY GAMES returned for its second season on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network. In the Season 2 premiere, four devoted moms and talented chefs competed in a special Mother's Day showdown. Later in the season, GUY'S GROCERY GAMES featured: a special NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR showdown with four past winners; and a Food Network All-Stars battle with CHOPPED judges Alex Guarnaschelli and Marc Murphy, AMERICA'S BEST COOK mentor Cat Cora, and NEXT IRON CHEF competitor Marcel Vigneron.

On Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 8pm ET/PT, Food Network aired the Season 3 premiere of GUY'S GROCERY GAMES. In the third-season opener, "Around the World in Three Carts," the chefs create an international dish using only items found in the Clearance Carts. Next, the chefs set out to make a delicious dessert until Guy surprises them with a savory Red Light Special. In the final game, the chefs try to make their best dish in the letter-limiting challenge, ABC. Later in Season 3, four chefs from DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES meet under Guy's roof for the ultimate culinary smack down, and four Food Network All-Stars compete for $20,000 for their chosen charity.

GUY'S GROCERY GAMES returned for its sixth season on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network. In the season opener, "Music and Mayhem in the Market," the chefs must make their best dish using only ingredients that start with the letter S and it's not that simple! Next, they must prepare a lavish lunch that won't break their $10 budget. Then, the last two chefs standing must shop to make a comfort meal while trading carts in a chaotic game of Musical Carts.

Season 9 of GUY'S GROCERY GAMES premiered on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network. In the season opener, "Budget Games Blowout," the chefs must start by making an elevated sandwich using only ingredients that are under $4. Next, the Food Wheel determines that they must make a childhood favorite on an unfavorable budget. Then, the final two must dig deep to make a decadent dish using only ingredients whose price begins with the number six.

On Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT, Food Network premiered the tenth season of GUY'S GROCERY GAMES. In the season opener, "Guy's Summer Games," the fireworks are flying as four chefs compete in Guy Fieri's Summer Games for once-in-a-lifetime shopping spree. First, the chefs are asked to make an all-American meal featuring varied items from the store's star-spangled sample tables. Next, the chefs "roll" their way to Guy's arcade where they pick a protein for their seafood spectacular. Finally, the last two chefs tee off for must-have ingredients for a summer family favorite dish.

Season 11 of GUY'S GROCERY GAMES premiered on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network. In the season opener, "Halloween Spook-tacular," it's frightful fun and games in Flavortown! First, the chefs must use tiny jack-o'-lanterns to grab all the ingredients to make a tricked-out treat. Then, things get weird as chefs wear blindfolds to find the key item for their "dinners to die for." Finally, the chefs can only use their bare hands to shop for a mummified dish, all while contending with a frightening trick-or-treater.

On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 8pm ET/PT, Food Network premiered the thirteenth season of GUY'S GROCERY GAMES. In the season opener, "GGG vs. Iron Chefs," three of Grocery Games' biggest winners are taking each other on to earn the right to battle an Iron Chef. First they must flip the ingredients in the camping classic, s'mores, into a high-end dinner. Then, the two survivors must make an elevated lunch using only one ingredient per aisle. The last GGG chef standing goes head-to-head against Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli in a battle featuring three secret ingredients! With $10,000 on the line, the question is: Whose cuisine will reign supreme?

Food Network premiered the fourteenth season of GUY'S GROCERY GAMES on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 8pm ET/PT. In the season opener, "Blogger Battle," four of America's hottest food bloggers go head-to-head in a culinary battle worth up to $20,000! First, the bloggers have to make something "between two buns" using a list of top-searched ingredients on the web. Next, they must make their best taco platter without any of the traditional taco ingredients. Finally, the last two bloggers must turn out a "trending dinner" featuring hot and not-so-hot ingredients chosen by Guy Fieri's dreaded Food Wheel.

Season 15 of GUY'S GROCERY GAMES premiered on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network. In the season opener, "Spice City," Flavortown turns into Spice City when four chefs who like their food with some heat fight for the title of Spice Master. First, the chefs must flip the ingredients of bread pudding into a spicy high-end dinner. Next, chefs play Spree Ball to determine which pepper they must feature in their signature spicy dish. Then, the final two must make a spicy guilty pleasure using four ingredients with pepper in their name, with the hottest chef winning up to $20,000.

Season 19 of GUY'S GROCERY GAMES premiered on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network. In the season opener, "First Round Redemption," four GGG competitors who previously checked out early return to Flavortown to try their luck again. In each round, Guy Fieri hits them with his Wheel of Redemption, which features the games that the chefs went out on. In order to earn redemption and a shot at up to $20,000, these chefs must face their earlier shortcomings and beat the games -- and the competition -- once and for all.
Food Network premiered the 23rd season of GUY'S GROCERY GAMES on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 9pm ET/PT. In the season opener, "Resolution Royale," four chefs arrive in Flavortown ready to prove that traditionally unhealthy dishes can be made healthier and even more delicious. To start the New Year off right, Guy Fieri asks them to make a burger and fries without using any of the traditional burger ingredients. Then the chefs are challenged to make healthy lasagna with a weight limit on their ingredients, and they get a strict budget for making a fried chicken dinner. One chef will stick with their resolutions, take down the rest of the competition and win a shopping spree worth up to $20,000.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Relativity Lifestyle Television