Guy Fieri is well known as an expert chef, but on his new Food Network show, Guy’s Big Project, he shows a different side of himself. Introducing: Guy Fieri, the producer. The new series showcases his skill for developing successful show ideas, and his ability to mentor the next generation of culinary talent.

The show will kick off with Fieri and his team selecting eight contestants to compete for a chance to earn a brand-new show on Food Network. Each contestant faces challenges that will test their creativity, cooking ability, and stage presence. They will be tasked with creating a new show idea, cooking a meal that embodies their idea, then filming a thirty second video to convey the appeal of their show.

Fieri knows that it takes more than a love of food and a camera to make a great show, and with this series he’ll be passing on his hard-earned wisdom. He’ll be there to offer words of advice, some tough love, and the encouragement that the contestants will need to make it to the next level. And when it’s all over, we’ll enjoy a great new Food Network show, courtesy of Guy Fieri!

Catch Guy’s Big Project when the series premieres Sunday, November 5th at 9/8c on Food Network (Ch. 231).