Food Stars

In a brand-new series for the 9Network, culinary superstar and CEO Gordon Ramsay and business mogul Janine Allis will mentor and guide competing teams in Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars. Breaking into the multi-billion-dollar food industry can be an impossible feat unless you’re lucky enough to have some big investors. Gordon and Janine are on the hunt for Australia’s most exciting and innovating new food ideas – searching high and low for the next food star to mentor and invest in. Contestants will need to pitch their concept to win a spot in the competition, before surviving high pressure challenges and intense grilling from two reigning food stars, determined to see if they’ve got the raw ingredients to become Food Stars. They’ll need to prove they have what it takes when it comes to service, marketing, branding and event management. Battling it out for their place at the top will be Gordon and Janine’s competing teams – 14 potential food stars who are ambitious, competitive and creative. With one winning idea from each team to take home a cash prize to kickstart their new business, everything is on the line. Produced by Endemol Shine Australia (A Banijay company) and Studio Ramsay Global (a FOX Entertainment company), Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars is a bold and competitive format, already broadcasting in the UK and US and coming to the 9Network in 2023.

Coming in 2023

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I wonder if this will go ahead next year to replace SnackMasters if the latter doesn’t rate well. It seems a bit weird to have two food shows on Nine in a year, considering it never worked on Seven and 10 has struggled with Masterchef spinoffs in the same year.


You may have a food or drink product, a casual eatery, a piece of equipment or tech, a simple idea… or something completely new.
Whether you are in the early days of development, business or fully trading, if you have the drive and passion to succeed in the food industry, Gordon Ramsay & Janine Allis want to hear from you!

The world’s most famous chef, Gordon Ramsay is teaming up with one of Australia’s most respected businesswomen, Janine Allis! They are both on the hunt for the Australia’s most exciting and innovative new food and drink businesses.

Gordon and Janine have always been at the cutting edge of the food industry, and they are prepared to put their money where their mouths are by backing the winner to take their business to the next level with a large cash injection.

But to win Gordon and Janine’s support, contenders will need to prove they possess the raw ingredients required to succeed - DRIVE, DEDICATION, PASSION, AND TALENT.

Gordon & Janine will push everyone to their limits through a series of relentless challenges that test their character and business acumen. The people who impress them the most, will win a life-changing investment.

Closes 11:59pm Monday 19 December 2022

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According to Sunday Herald Sun’s Fiona Byrne, the show begins filming in Melbourne in coming months.

UPDATE 1/2: principal filming will take place from April 12 to May 12.

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Kind of ironic that Lord Sugar’s show, Celebrity Apprentice Australia, was cancelled and this show is going to replace it.

According to Sunday Herald Sun’s Fiona Byrne, filming began on Friday (April 14) in front of a live audience, with shooting to take place between then and May 9.

Seems strange that it would require an audience.