New York – Celebrities are once again teaming up for food and charitable causes as Food Network icons Rachel Ray and Guy Fieri prep for a second season of “Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off.”
"I am thrilled to be returning with Guy for a new season of Rachael vs. Guy," Rachael Ray said. "We are upping the ante this season, with eight new celebrity contestants, thrilling challenges and great humor. Viewers will be amazed at the contestants' skills in the kitchen as they battle it out for their charity. And it is always great to compete for ultimate bragging rights against Guy."
"Rachael's like family, and when we go into the show, our sibling rivalry comes out. It's fierce, but we have a blast," Guy Fieri said. "The great part of Rachael vs. Guy, outside of Rachael and I spending 14 hours a day together, is that our celebrity guests can actually cook. The reason they're on the show is because they truly want to become better cooks while raising money for charity."
The celebrity contestants competing for their shot as Cook-Off champ include Chilli (member of pop/R&B group TLC), Gilbert Gottfried (actor, comedian), Cornelia Guest (designer, author, philanthropist), Dean McDermott (actor, reality television star), Kathy Najimy (actress, Sister Act), Hines Ward (former NFL player; Super Bowl Champion and MVP), Carnie Wilson (singer, Wilson Phillips) and
Johnny Weir (two-time Olympic Figure Skater, three-time U.S. National Champion).
Competitors are put through a series of challenges including a farm-to-table challenge as well as cooking and serving food at West Hollywood’s famed Mel’s Diner where they have to develop an old school menu.
If the celebrities face the odds, they have a chance in earning $50,000 for the charity of their choice.
Rachel vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off airs on January 6, 2013.