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The Best Food Network TV Shows

Updated December 30, 2020 10.0k votes 932 voters 26.0k views86 items

List RulesVote up the best original TV shows that have ever debuted on The Food Network.

This list of the top current and canceled Food Network shows of all time includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best Food Network TV shows of all time includes old Food Network shows, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

Answering the question, “What is the best Food Network show of all time?”, this list includes favorites like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Chopped, and Good Eats. If you're interested in competitive baking shows there’s everything from Cupcake Wars to Iron Chef America. If gentle cooking shows are your thing, then Food Network has got your back with Barefoot Contessa. For fans of reality shows, Food Network has you covered with shows like Ace of Cakes and Restaurant: Impossible.

What are the best Food Network TV series ever? Vote up the best Food Network shows, or use this list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.

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  • Chopped1
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    Chopped

    Ted Allen, Alex Guarnaschelli

    Premiered2009

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  • Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives2
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    Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

    Guy Fieri, Duff Goldman

    Premiered2006

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  • Cupcake Wars3
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    Cupcake Wars

    Candace Nelson, Florian Bellanger

    Premiered2010

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  • Good Eats4
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    Good Eats

    Alton Brown, Vickie Eng

    Premiered1999

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  • Barefoot Contessa5
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    Premiered2002

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  • Iron Chef America6
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    Iron Chef America

    Bill Murray, Anderson Cooper

    Premiered2005

  • Chopped Champions7
    122
    109

    Premiered2010

  • The Next Iron Chef America International8
    67
    51

    The Next Iron Chef America International

    Alton Brown, Mark Dacascos

    Premiered2009

  • Nigella Feasts9
    79
    66

    Nigella Feasts

    Nigella Lawson

    Premiered2006

  • The Best Thing I Ever Ate10
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    The Best Thing I Ever Ate

    Ted Allen, Sunny Anderson

    Premiered2009

  • Worst Cooks in America11
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    Worst Cooks in America

    Anne Burrell, Bobby Flay

    Premiered2010

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  • Throwdown! with Bobby Flay12
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    Throwdown! with Bobby Flay

    Bobby Flay, Stephanie Banyas

    Premiered2006

  • Iron Chef13
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    Iron Chef

    Masaharu Morimoto, Hiroyuki Sakai

    Premiered1993

  • Food Network Star14
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    Food Network Star

    Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis

    Premiered2005

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  • Paula's Home Cooking15
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    Paula's Home Cooking

    Paula Deen, Bobby Deen

    Premiered2002

  • Ultimate Recipe Showdown16
    56
    52

    Ultimate Recipe Showdown

    Guy Fieri, Marc Summers

    Premiered2008

  • Guy Off the Hook17
    60
    57

    Guy Off the Hook

    Guy Fieri

    Premiered2008

  • Tyler's Ultimate18
    82
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    Tyler's Ultimate

    Tyler Florence

    Premiered2003

  • Food Detectives19
    47
    47

    Food Detectives

    Ted Allen

    Premiered2008

  • 30 Minute Meals20
    90
    104

    30 Minute Meals

    Rachael Ray

    Premiered2001

  • Unwrapped21
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    Unwrapped

    Marc Summers

    Premiered2001

  • Cake Wars22
    22
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    Cake Wars

    Jonathan Bennett, Ron Ben-Israel

    Premiered2015

  • Ask Aida23
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    Ask Aida

    Noah Starr

    Premiered2008

  • Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee24
    56
    66

    Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee

    Sandra Lee, Reggie Southerland

    Premiered2003

  • The Next Iron Chef25
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    The Next Iron Chef

    Alton Brown, Simon Majumdar

    Premiered2007