Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri had the Midas touch when it came to picking the best of unpretentious food in America. He first burst onto the scene as winner of season two of the reality competition series, "The Next Food Network Star," (Food Network, 2005- ), where his unconventional look, infectious personality, and fresh take on California cuisine won over celebrity chefs and judges. A successful restaurateur in Santa Rosa, CA, Fieri changed the cooking show landscape with his high energy and a palpable love for creative dishes that he frequently whipped up on his show, "Guy's Big Bite" (Food Network, 2006- ). Fieri was then catapulted into fame as host of the Food Network's top-rated series, "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" (2006- ), where he tooled around the country in search of the most unique "greasy spoon" spots - from breakfast cafes to burger and barbecue joints. The popular series not only showcased the best in good eats, but also established Fieri as one of the country's most original and well-liked food personalities.