Season 5, Episode 1 Press Party for Food Network's 16th Birthday

First Aired: June 7, 2009

Season 5 premieres as 10 aspiring TV chefs arrive in New York for their first challenge: catering a press party for the Food Network's 16th anniversary. They'll have to impress members of the national press, as well as some of the biggest Food Network stars, including Bobby Flay; Giada De Laurentiis; Alton Brown; Duff Goldman; and Aaron McCargo, the 2008 winner of "Next Food Network Star."