Behind the Scenes of Star Plates

See what goes down in the kitchen when Mindy Kaling, Busy Philipps and more celebs don their aprons and work the line.

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Ready to Feast

Just look at the crispy-skinned bird Chef Marcus Samuelsson is holding. That impressively fried chicken is the Fried Bird Royale, a can't-miss item that comedian Mindy Kaling helps prepare at Red Rooster Harlem.

Culinary Teamwork

Mindy looks on with a smile as Marcus tosses fluffy doughnuts in sugar for a dessert presentation.

Keeping It Fun

TV sensation Erin Andrews may be unfamiliar with life in the kitchen, but that doesn't stop her and Chef Susan Feniger of Border Grill from bringing the giggles in the kitchen.

Careful Work

It seems that Erin is a tad suspicious of the work Susan is doing to sharpen her knife.

Prime-Time Eats

Susan brings a camera-worthy plate to the pass as the crew captures the action.

All Smiles

Reporting for duty at Chef Dakota Weiss' Estrella in California, actress Busy Philipps prepares herself for a day on the line.

Careful Focus

While working on the bacon prep in front of her, Busy keeps her head down and her eyes on the task at hand.

Hands-On Learning

When actress Alyson Hannigan shows up at Ink restaurant in Los Angeles, she's quickly given tasks to help execute a dessert with Chef Michael Voltaggio.

Special Equipment

Alyson doesn't shy away from some of the more intense jobs in the kitchen, even if that means experiencing liquid nitrogen up close.

Early Shift

Actor Colin Hanks drops by Animal in Los Angeles with Chef Vinny Dotolo, who's set to open the gate and ready the restaurant for service. 

Bring On the Belly

Sure enough, Colin is prepping an animal at Animal. Here it's all about pig as he works on a slab of pork belly.

Steak Essentials

An Iron Chef and restaurateur, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian knows just what it takes to achieve a juicy, craveable steak. And at Los Angeles eatery Georgie, actress Minka Kelly is sure to look on and learn for herself.

Full Coverage

Thanks to the multiple cameras and crewpersons on set, Geoffrey's and Minka's work in the kitchen is captured in full.

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