Well, the worst-kept secret is a secret no more: Chris Hodgson will be on the next season of Food Network Star, which begins airing Sunday, June 2. The winner of this popular reality show earns his or her own show on the Food Network.
Hodgson, of Hodge's restaurant, taped the show in New York earlier in the year. It is still unknown how far into the season he makes it. But one thing is certain: he has both the chops and the personality to do very well on the show.
Here is the complete list of contestants followed by a link to the release.
Andres Guillama (Waynesville, N.C.)
Chad Rosenthal (Ambler, Penn.)
Chris Hodgson (Cleveland)
Connie “Chef Lovely” Jackson (Los Angeles)
Damaris Phillips (Louisville, Ky.)
Daniela Perez-Reyes (Haleiwa, Hawaii)
Danushka Lysek (New York)
Nikki Dinki (New York)
Rodney Henry (Baltimore)
Russell Jackson (San Francisco)
Stacey Poon-Kinney (Spring Valley, Calif.)
Viet Pham (Salt Lake City)