From Owning the Screen to Working the Line
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From Owning the Screen to Working the Line

Food-obsessed celebs like Mindy Kaling and Busy Philipps may be used to dining at hot eateries, but they're not familiar with life in restaurant kitchens — until now. On Star Plates, the stars will join such celebrated chefs as Marcus and Geoffrey in their restaurants for the ultimate hands-on training.

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Join Minka Kelly and more A-list names as they don their aprons and take their places among the staff inside some of the most-famed restaurant kitchens in the country.

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  • Actress Mindy Kaling partners up with one of her favorite chefs, Marcus Samuelsson at Red Rooster in Harlem, New York, to make one of her favorite dishes, the signature whole fried chicken. She is put to the test as Marcus' line cook for the night and must perfect the dish for her mentor chef and a restaurant full of hungry customers, all while trying to avoid the eye candy in the kitchen.

  • Actress Alyson Hannigan takes on the role of line cook for Chef Michael Voltaggio to make one of her favorite dishes, the deconstructed apple pie a la mode at Ink in Los Angeles. Alyson may think she knows her way around the kitchen from her experience at home, but when the dish requires blowtorches and liquid nitrogen, she may be more out of her element than she anticipated.

  • Actress Alyson Hannigan takes on the role of line cook for Chef Michael Voltaggio to make one of her favorite dishes, the deconstructed apple pie a la mode at Ink in Los Angeles. Alyson may think she knows her way around the kitchen from her experience at home, but when the dish requires blowtorches and liquid nitrogen, she may be more out of her element than she anticipated.

  • Actress Alyson Hannigan takes on the role of line cook for Chef Michael Voltaggio to make one of her favorite dishes, the deconstructed apple pie a la mode at Ink in Los Angeles. Alyson may think she knows her way around the kitchen from her experience at home, but when the dish requires blowtorches and liquid nitrogen, she may be more out of her element than she anticipated.

  • Actress Busy Philipps is getting a lesson in making the avocado stuffed with an egg and wrapped in bacon from Chef Dakota Weiss at Estrella in West Hollywood. Challenged as Dakota's right hand woman, Busy is forced keep up in the kitchen as a barrage of orders start piling up, all while trying not to crack under the pressure.

  • Actress Busy Philipps is getting a lesson in making the avocado stuffed with an egg and wrapped in bacon from Chef Dakota Weiss at Estrella in West Hollywood. Challenged as Dakota's right hand woman, Busy is forced keep up in the kitchen as a barrage of orders start piling up, all while trying not to crack under the pressure.

  • Actor Colin Hanks is getting the chance to make one of his favorite dishes of all time, Pork Belly Sliders, with his friend and celebrity chef Vinny Dotolo at Animal in Los Angeles. While the two may be great buddies outside of the kitchen, there is no palling around when Colin steps in as Vinny's line cook for a busy night at the restaurant.

  • Actor Colin Hanks is getting the chance to make one of his favorite dishes of all time, Pork Belly Sliders, with his friend and celebrity chef Vinny Dotolo at Animal in Los Angeles. While the two may be great buddies outside of the kitchen, there is no palling around when Colin steps in as Vinny's line cook for a busy night at the restaurant.

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  • Actress Mindy Kaling partners up with one of her favorite chefs, Marcus Samuelsson at Red Rooster in Harlem, New York, to make one of her favorite dishes, the signature whole fried chicken. She is put to the test as Marcus' line cook for the night and must perfect the dish for her mentor chef and a restaurant full of hungry customers, all while trying to avoid the eye candy in the kitchen.

  • Actress Mindy Kaling partners up with one of her favorite chefs, Marcus Samuelsson at Red Rooster in Harlem, New York, to make one of her favorite dishes, the signature whole fried chicken. She is put to the test as Marcus' line cook for the night and must perfect the dish for her mentor chef and a restaurant full of hungry customers, all while trying to avoid the eye candy in the kitchen.

About the Show

In each episode a celebrity guest experiences life as a line cook, working side by side with the chef at a restaurant they love, learning to cook their favorite dish on the menu. In a one-night crash course, the celebrity's culinary dream comes true.

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