For the final challenge, the remaining three each had to do a pilot episode of their potential cooking show. Gordon Elliott was the producer for all of those shows.
Lisa Garza's opening pitches were "Beautiful Basics", "Pure & Simple" and "Fashion Feast". Eliott liked the "Beautiful Basics" concept the best.
For Aaron McCargo, Jr., he had a concept of "Bold & Flavorful". But Eliott suggested "Big Daddy's Kitchen", based on the "Big Daddy" nickname some of the other finalists gave Aaron during the season.
And Adam Gertler came up with a title of "Hungry in Philadelphia". He wanted to use the Internet in some way with his show.
All of the pilots were shot at the studio where Rachael Ray does some of her cooking shows for Food Network (obviously not her sydnicated talk show).
Lisa did her show first and demonstrated how to make a black cod dish topped with an Italian custard. She wasted lots of time during her presentation and didn't finish on time initially. Also, like most of this season, she was uncomfortable.
Adam's show was second. He talked live to a lady named McCall while she was on the computer monitor.
That meant Aaron went last. After all of the takes were done, he didn't feel very confident about his show.
The final pilots were then put on a big screen in front of a studio audience. The finale was hosted by judge Bobby Flay.
I will tell you right now...
...that one of the men starting with the letter A has won, meaning Lisa was out of this. The winner of the fourth season of "The Next Food Network Star" is...
...AARON "BIG DADDY" McCARGO, JR!!!