The Gourmet Next Door was named after the theme she adopted through the competition, demonstrating the ease of cooking like a gourmet chef at home. The show aired from October 14 to December 23, 2007, for a total of six episodes, after which it was quietly replaced in its timeslot with reruns of Guy's Big Bite.
Following months of speculation, Finley revealed in May 2008 that she had voluntarily turned down the opportunity to return for a second season, citing the stress of the obligations of being a television personality.
Cooking Channel DescriptionEdit
- "Ever wish your next door neighbor were a gourmet cook instead of a nosey-body? Join Amy Finley, winner of season three of Next Food Network Star, as she shows us just how easy gourmet can be. With timesaving tips and tricks, Amy will demonstrate how to turn your everyday meals into gourmet feasts. The Gourmet Next Door, she'll have you going from no star to four-star in no time flat."
- Gourmet Next Door page on Cooking Channel.com