Guy Fieri signs new deal with Food Network after 15 years on TV

The mayor of Flavortown isn’t giving up his post at the Food Network anytime soon.

Guy Fieri has signed a new three-year contract with the Food Network after 15 years on the network, The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Monday.

Guy Fieri signed a new three-year contract with the Food Network. (Getty Images)

Guy Fieri signed a new three-year contract with the Food Network. (Getty Images)

The spiky-haired celebrity chef, perhaps best known as the host of “Diners Drive-Ins and Dives,” cooked up a claim to fame for himself almost two decades ago when he won the second season of the “The Next Food Network Star” in 2006. Since then, he’s hosted a number of spin-off shows like his namesake “Guy’s Grocery Games.”

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“Guy Fieri infuses his unmatched energy and passion into every show he makes,” Food Network president Courtney White told the outlet. “He is truly one-of-a-kind, adored globally for his own

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Food Network debuting cannabis cooking show ‘Chopped 420’

The Food Network has high hopes for cannabis content.

The network is launching “Chopped 420,” a new twist on its cooking competition “Chopped,” which will task contestants to cook with cannabis, Deadline reported.

The network is launching "Chopped 420," a new twist on its cooking competition "Chopped." (iStock). 

The network is launching “Chopped 420,” a new twist on its cooking competition “Chopped.” (iStock). 

The spin-off will reportedly feature four chefs competing for culinary supremacy — and a $10,000 grand prize —  using a basket of ingredients to create a full course meal comprised of an appetizer, main course and dessert all incorporating cannabis.

Comedian Ron Funches will host alongside chef judges including

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Food Network reveals Chopped 420, a cannabis cooking competition

Food Network plans to launch a spinoff of its popular Chopped cooking competition. The new series, Chopped 420, will feature contestants who compete with each other to prepare meals using provided ingredients — one of which will be cannabis, which is now legal at the recreational level in a number of US states.

Cannabis cooking shows are a thing, but they’ve largely existed as YouTube series. Netflix got in on the genre last year with its Cooking with Cannabis reality show, which is joined by select other shows like Bong Appetite and Cooking on High.

Food Network will expand the genre with its first cannabis cooking show, arguably introducing the most mainstream reality competition currently focused on the increasingly legal (though generally still illegal) substance.

Chopped 420 will feature four chefs who compete with each other to cook a main dish, appetizer, and dessert using provided

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Food Network Plans Cannabis Cooking Series ‘Chopped 420’ Competition

The Food Network is about to launch a true “high concept” television series.

Chopped 420 is a spin-off of the popular Chopped series, in which four chefs battle it out through appetizer, main course and dessert stages using picnic baskets filled with challenging foods. As the name of the new series suggests, it will explore cannabis cookery as a basket element.

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The host will be comedian Ron Funches, and judges include chefs Esther Choi, Luke Reyes and Sam Talbot; drag performer and cannabis activist Laganja Estranja, and comedian Tacarra Williams. The show will start streaming on discovery+ on April 20, the annual holiday by those who indulge celebrating the best time of day to fire one up.

The new series will mark the “first time in Chopped history” that chefs will “utilize cannabis to enhance their dishes,” says Food Network president Courtney White. “Viewers are in

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