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The Best Current Food Network Shows 

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Updated May 12, 2020 3.4k votes 343 voters 6.3k views 35 items

Wondering what to watch on the Food Network? This list of the best Food Network shows on now has you covered. Food Network programs can leave you salivating and provide you with some great ideas for new dishes to try out. For fancy cuisine, simple dishes, delectable desserts, check out some quality Food Network programming. 

Some Food Network series that are on right now have been airing for ages. Barefoot Contessa - featuring tips on decorating, food, and entertaining from Ina Garten - has been on since 2002. The reality competition program Beat Bobby Flay has over 10 seasons and running. These programs usually focus on professional chefs and fancier food. In the mood for something less pristine? Other currently airing programs - like Cupcake Wars and Guilty Pleasures - show you how to make some classic junk food. With so many popular Food Network shows, there's something for everyone on the channel. 

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Di... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Guy Fieri, Duff Goldman, Michael Symon

Premiered: 2006

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Chopped is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy

Premiered: 2009

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Beat Bobby Flay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Bobby Flay, Alex Guarnaschelli, Scott Conant

Premiered: 2014

Two talented chefs go head-to-head for the chance to Beat Bobby Flay. To get to Bobby the chefs must first face off against each other, creating a spectacular dish with a secret ingredient of ...more

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Guy's Grocery Games is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Guy Fieri, Troy Johnson, Melissa d'Arabian

Premiered: 2013

Guy Fieri sends four talented chefs running through the aisles in a high stakes, high skills, grocery store cooking competition. The chefs are hit by real-world challenges like finding ...more

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The Pioneer Woman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Ree Drummond, Ladd Drummond, Bryce Drummond

Premiered: 2011

The Pioneer Woman (Food Network, 2011) is an American cooking show presented by Ree Drummond. The series features Drummond cooking for her family and friends, primarily at her ranch in Pawhuska, ...more
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The Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Katie Lee, Jeff Mauro, Sunny Anderson

Premiered: 2014

The Kitchen (Food Network, 2014) is a cooking-themed talk show. Presented by chefs Sunny Anderson, Jeff Mauro, Katie Lee, and Geoffrey Zakarian, the show looks at the lives of different families ...more
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Holiday Baking Champions... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Holiday Baking Championship Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale

Premiered: 2014

The Holiday Baking Championship (Food Network, 2014) is an American cooking competition series. Airing from early November through late December, the show features bakers creating holiday themed ...more
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Kids Baking Championship... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Duff Goldman, Valerie Bertinelli, Natalie Venable

Premiered: 2015

Kids Baking Championship (Food Network, 2015) is a television program hosted by Duff Goldman and Valerie Bertinelli. Talented young bakers compete for the title of Kids Baking Champion, a cash ...more
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The Great Food Truck Rac... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Tyler Florence, Chris Hodgson, Lance Kramer

Premiered: 2010

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Good Eats: The Return is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Alton Brown

Premiered: 2019

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Worst Cooks in America ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Anne Burrell, Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence

Premiered: 2010

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Halloween Baking Champio... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Richard Blais, Jeff Dunham, John Henson

Premiered: 2015

Halloween Baking Championship (Food Network, 2015) is an American cooking competition television series. With a new presenter and judges every season, the show follows seven contestants baking ...more
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Food Network Star is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Bob Tuschman

Premiered: 2005

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Chopped Junior is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Ted Allen

Premiered: 2015

Chopped Junior (Food Network, 2015) is an American reality-based cooking television game show series hosted by Ted Allen that pits four adolescent chefs against each other competing for a chance ...more
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Barefoot Contessa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Ina Garten, Jeffrey Garten, Thomas Pescod

Premiered: 2002

Barefoot Contessa is an American cooking show that premiered November 30, 2002 on Food Network. Hosted by celebrity chef Ina Garten, each episode features Garten assembling dishes of varying ...more
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Cutthroat Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Alton Brown, Simon Majumdar, Jet Tila

Premiered: 2013

Just how far is a chef willing to go to win a cooking competition? Cutthroat Kitchen hands four chefs each $25,000 and the opportunity to spend that money on helping themselves or sabotaging ...more
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Cupcake Wars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Florian Bellanger, Jake Blecha, Justin Blecha

Premiered: 2010

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Valerie's Home Cooking ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Valerie Bertinelli, Tom Vitale, Luna The Dog

Premiered: 2015

Valerie's Home Cooking (Food Network, 2015) is an American television cooking show. Valerie Bertinelli prepares delicious home-cooked meals for her family and friends.
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Spring Baking Championsh... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Spring Baking Championship Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman, Lorraine Pascale

Premiered: 2015

Spring Baking Championship (Food Network, 2015) is an American cooking competition television series. Contestants must create spring themed baked goods for a chance to win $50,000.
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Halloween Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Shinmin Li, Justin Willman, Brian Kinney

Premiered: 2011

"Halloween Wars" is a four-part series from Super Delicious, the prodco behind Cupcake Wars. The show pits five teams made up of cake decorators, candy makers and pumpkin carvers ...more
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Cake Wars is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Jonathan Bennett, Ron Ben-Israel, Waylynn Lucas

Premiered: 2015

Cake Wars (Food Network, 2015) is an American reality competition series hosted by Jonathan Bennett. Four bakers face off to have their cakes featured in a special event, in addition to a ...more
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Chopped After Hours is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Ted Allen

Premiered: 2014

Chopped After Hours (Food Network, 2016) is an American cooking show hosted by Ted Allen. A spin-off of Chopped, the show features judges c cooking and commentating on their dishes.
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Brunch at Bobby's is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Brunch at Bobby's Bobby Flay, Sophie Flay, Stephanie March

Premiered: 2010

Join Bobby in his greatest passion: cooking brunch. With a spatula in one hand and a cocktail in the other, Bobby goes from sweet to salty to savory, drawing inspiration for every-occasion ...more
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Food Network Star Kids ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Tia Mowry, Donal Skehan

Premiered: 2016

Food Network Star Kids (Food Network, 2016) is an American cooking competition television series presented by Tia Mowry and food critic Donal Skehan. The series is a spin-off of Food Network
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Guy's Big Bite is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current Food Network Shows
Guy Fieri

Premiered: 2006

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