Some cooking competition shows on the Food Network include "Chopped," "Cutthroat Kitchen" and "Beat Bobby Flay," while some shows that showcase restaurants around the country include "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" and "Great American Food Finds." The shows "$40 a Day" and "$24 in 24 Hours" showcase budget-friendly dining options. "Burgers, Brew & 'Que" highlights down-home barbecue establishments, while "Best in Smoke" pits barbecue masters against each other for prizes and bragging rights.
Cooking competition shows on the Food Network that pit professional establishments rather than individual competitor against each other include "24 Hour Restaurant Battle" and "Food Truck Faceoff." "All Star Academy" puts home cooks into competition, while "Chopped Junior" gives young chefs a chance to test their skills. "American Diner Revival" gives small establishments modern makeovers, and "30 Minute Meals" shows home cooks how to make quick, delicious meals when time runs short. The show "5 Ingredient Fix" highlights how to make the most out of a limited selection of ingredients.
"Ace of Cakes" shows viewers the inner workings of a high-end cake shop, while "Cake Masters" and "Cake Wars" give bakers a chance to test their skills against other professionals in the field. "Celebrity Food Fight" lets actors, musicians and other famous people compete against each other, and "Iron Chef" and "Iron Chef America" both give professional chefs an ingredient to showcase for judging and bragging rights.