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Season Premiere Thursday, July 2 at 8 PM ET/PT on NBC
Ten of the country’s best home cooks will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to compete against world-class chefs when NBC’s high-stakes culinary game ‘Food Fighters’ returns for season two on Thursday, July 2 (8-9 p.m. ET). And for the first time ever on the show, kids as well as adult contestants will be putting their signatures dishes to the test in this fun, fast-paced competition series hosted by Adam Richman.
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This season’s contestants include a former 49ers NFL cheerleader, a firefighter, a law student, stay-at-home mothers and two kid contestants – a 12-year-old female chef and a 14-year-old male chef who was previously a semi-finalist on ‘Master Chef Junior.’ In a series of compelling, tension-filled showdowns, each home cook will face off one by one against five professional chefs who won’t know in advance what dish they’ll have to cook, thereby leveling the playing field. Armed only with their treasured family recipes, the home cooks will compete and climb a money ladder with increasing cash prizes for every professional chef they knock out, with the chance to win as much as $100,000.
The contestants competing this season are:
• Alyssia Birnbaum, a married, stay-at-home mother of one from Dallas, TX; hometown: Kaneohe, HI.
• Alice Currah, a married, stay-at-home mother of three from Lake Forest Park, WA; Hometown: Seattle, WA.
• Zac DeLap, a married law student from Camarillo, CA; hometown: Los Gatos, CA.
• Troy Glass, a 14-year-old student from Thousand Oaks, CA; hometown, Thousand Oaks, CA.
• Holly Haines, a single web design manager from San Diego, CA; hometown: Philadelphia, PA.
• Jacqueline “Jacky” Herrera, a single convention reporter from Orlando, FL; hometown: El Paso, TX.
• Amber MacDonald, a married stay-at-home mother of one and former 49ers NFL cheerleader from Palo Alto, CA; hometown: Branson, MO.
• Ryan McKay, a married father of two and firefighter from Flowery Branch, GA; hometown: Mission Viejo, CA.
• Danielle McNerney, a 12-year-old student from Ijamsville, MD; hometown: Ijamsville, MD.
• Will Spencer, a married father of four and general manager for a health club from Woodbridge, VA; hometown, Washington, D.C.