Chopped Behind the Scenes Photos

Food Network Magazine takes a behind-the-scenes peek at the making of Chopped.

Photo By: Mark Peterson ©Mark Peterson 2012

Photo By: Mark Peterson ©Mark Peterson 2012

Photo By: Mark Peterson ©Mark Peterson 2012

Photo By: Mark Peterson ©Mark Peterson 2012

Photo By: Mark Peterson ©Mark Peterson 2012

Photo By: Mark Peterson ©Mark Peterson 2012

Judges taste the secret ingredients.

The culinary producer gives competitors a tour.

The host practices his lines.

The crew preps the set.

Ted's personal cubby.

Competitors prepare to face the judges.

A basket with banana bread, vegetable terrine, galangal and mango juice.

Cameras film just inches away from the competitors as they cook.

There are nine cameras on set.

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