Here's What Really Happens To The Leftover Food In Guy's Grocery Games

Food Network personality and celebrity chef Guy Fieri sure knows how to entertain his fans. According to E! Online, Fieri's Guy's Grocery Games is as fun as it looks. The participants on the show are chefs who are required to prove their mettle by taking on cooking challenges. The best part? The challenges can be really funny at times, making it even more interesting to watch as the participants try to outdo one other.

Fieri is a big fan of the show's concept. He reflected on what makes the show so relatable to E!, saying, "You go to the store and you're shopping sometimes on a budget. Sometimes you're shopping on a timeline. Sometimes you're shopping with your kids. So what we're doing is...putting that into a culinary arena and I've got to tell you it's crazy."

Eater's Jaya Saxena was full of praises for the show last year, calling it a cross between Supermarket Sweep and Chopped. Participants are essentially supposed to follow a basic rule: they'll be asked to pick one ingredient from every aisle and come up with a signature regional dish or cook with just frozen items. The cherry on top? They have 30 minutes to get it right. 

There are many fun, quirky inner workings of food-centric TV shows, and of course with any series like this, there's often a lot of leftover food. Here is how the team at Guy's Grocery Games deals with the problem.

The leftover food on the show is put to good use

According to Cheatsheet, the team takes their work very seriously when it comes to ensuring that leftovers are never wasted. Basically, any remaining items or those left unused that haven't expired yet are given to local food banks. Dishes that have already been created also aren't scrapped (if they haven't been eaten, that is). Nope, the crew members have also found a solution for that, too.

The items and food products that are leftover from the cooking challenges are handed over to farms so that their four-legged inhabitants can enjoy food straight from Guy's Grocery Games or it's composted, according to Food Network. Pretty cool, right? But you might be wondering where all the leftovers come from to begin with.

For starters, the show puts immense pressure on its participants who need to race against time to prepare scrumptious meals, so at times items might be grabbed and not used or only used partially in efforts to get a dish done quickly. The set itself is also full of products, as an entire warehouse was converted into a supermarket to house a huge variety of produce and fresh ingredients for contestants. So it makes sense that contestants can't utilize everything at their disposal before they start to go bad. Thankfully, not much goes to waste!