Season 1 Episodes

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Next Food Network Star, Episode Five

Season 1, Episode 5 - Air Date: 6/26/2005
Tonight's extended finale is chock full of tasty events as the four remaining finalists present a dish for a morning show, and then create a "mini-pilot" of the show they've conceptualized.
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Season 1, Episode 4

Season 1, Episode 4 - Air Date: 6/19/2005
Tonight is all about multi-tasking, and Paula Deen drops by for a demonstration of the art. Two finalists go home tonight amid three challenges.
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Season 1, Episode 3

Season 1, Episode 3 - Air Date: 6/12/2005
Tonight's theme is the finalists' culinary philosophy, and Mario Batali is part of the first segment as he discusses his own and gives them their first challenge: design a pizza that demonstrates the finalist's philosophy.
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Season 1, Episode 2

Season 1, Episode 2 - Air Date: 6/5/2005
Part two of the series premiere features a warm-up and two challenges as the finalists continue to attempt proficiency in stressful situations on-camera.
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Season 1, Episode 1

Season 1, Episode 1 - Air Date: 6/5/2005
In the first episode of the two-part series premiere, each of the finalists is introduced along with clips of their audition videos, and reminiscing from the likes of Alton Brown and Mario Batali.