Watching Big Bad Budget Battle on Food Network, it occurred to me that I’d seen part of it before: on Guy’s Grocery Games. So I set out to do the biggest investigative work of my journalism career and prove that they are, in fact, filmed on the very same set.
Taking Guy’s Grocery Games out of the grocery store and into chef’s homes works very well, keeping the competition light and playful while also really challenging the chefs.
The chef was first featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, and later became a regular judge on Guy’s Grocery Games, which he also competed on.
Reality TV production designer Scott Storey shares behind-the-scenes details about his designs of two of cable TV’s most well-known reality competitions.