Sonoma County restaurateur Guy Fieri advanced to the next round of a Food Network reality TV show Sunday.

Fieri owns Tex Wasabi's and Russell Ramsey's Chop House in Santa Rosa and Johnny Garlic's in Windsor.

"The Next Food Network Star" show, taped last year in New York, involves eight young chefs competing against one another for the chance to host their own TV cooking show.

Contestants are to be eliminated one-by-one from the show in a format that is a cross between the "Iron Chef" and "Survivor."

Andy Schumacher, 26, of Brooklyn was eliminated during Sunday's show, leaving just four contestants standing.

The show runs weekly through April 17.