Guy's Grocery Games

Common Sense Media says

Shop-and-cook challenges serve up fun and tasty moments.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

It's a game show, so entertainment is the focus. But it shows how people can shop in average markets to create interesting and tasty meals. 

Positive role models

The contestants are chefs who work in restaurants, private homes, and catering services.

Violence

Occasionally racing grocery carts lead to lighthearted mishaps. Contestants sometimes throw food on the floor out of frustration. 

Sex
Not applicable
Language

Occasionally words such as "ass" are audible. 

Consumerism

Labels for a range of food brands such as Hunt's, Muir Glen, and Kikkoman are visible but not prominently featured.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Wine and other alcoholic beverages are sometimes visible but only for cooking. 

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Guy's Grocery Games offers viewers of all ages a fun way to think about ingredients, shopping, and cooking while offering some entertaining game show moments. Food labels are sometimes visible, though no brands are prominently featured. Occasionally strong words such as "ass" are audible.

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What's the story?

GUY'S GROCERY GAMES features chefs shopping for ingredients and preparing dishes in the middle of food markets. Hosted by Guy Fieri, each episode pits four chefs against each other as they shop, chop, and cook gourmet dishes in three intense challenges. The catch? Each challenge places limitations on how much they can spend, the number or size of ingredients they can use, and other things that make their tasks more difficult. Added to the fray are unexpected twists, such as being forced to exchange collected ingredients with competitors and altering recipes on the fly when key ingredients are suddenly out of stock. When time is up after each round, judges such as Top Chef winner Richard Blais, food editor Troy Johnson, and celebrity restaurateur such as Lorena Garcia decide which dishes are the best. Three contestants go home after checking out empty-handed, but the last chef standing in each episode gets to compete for $20,000.

Is it any good?

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From offering an interpretation of spaghetti and meatballs without pasta or beef to creating a meal for four on a $6.35 budget, the series shows how chefs of all levels work with everyday ingredients and in a limited time frame to cook and adapt recipes to create tasty meals. But most of the show's focus is on the competition itself, which serves up a lot of humorous moments. 

Die-hard foodies may not find a lot here to sink their teeth into, but folks looking to find new ways of approaching food shopping and cooking may find some interesting tips. Some may be inspired to try new ingredients and adapt their own recipes, too. But viewers of all ages who like food-themed shows will definitely find it worth watching. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how chefs go about creating and executing recipes, especially on the fly. How do you know which ingredients will work and which ones won't? Do you think food TV shows such as this one help answer such questions?

  • Why do folks agree to appear on a show like this? What do they get out of it?

  • What don't you see in this show? What gets edited out?

TV details

Cast:Guy Fieri
Network:Food Network
Genre:Game Shows
TV rating:TV-G
Available on:Streaming

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Kid, 10 years old August 31, 2014
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Guys gorserys games

Great show. Parents only one Concern Some of the contestants have tattoos and Guy Ferrari. Lots of consumer cooking products
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models

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