Move Over, Competitors; the Chopped Judges Are Cooking After Hours

Show: Chopped

Chopped: After Hours host Ted Allen talks with chefs: Alex Guarnaschelli, Scott Conant and Amanda Freitag who must make a dessert with: vanilla pudding cups, wafer sheets, lemon soda and a torch, as seen on Food Network's Chopped: After Hours.

Photo by: David Lang ©2013,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

David Lang, 2013,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Needless to say, the judges on Chopped know a thing or two about cooking, so watching from the sidelines gives them a unique perspective on the competition. With Food Network's exclusive Web series Chopped After Hours, they have the opportunity to leave behind the judging table and cook with the same mystery basket ingredients that have sent competitors home. On Tuesday, August 26 at 11|10c, Chopped After Hours is coming to television in a special episode.

For the first time, three special Chopped After Hours episode will be aired right after the Ultimate Champions premiere. The first episode will have the judges cooking with the Ultimate Pros' appetizer baskets. Next they'll be cooking with the appetizer baskets from the Super Italiano episode, and after that the dessert baskets from the Firefighter Chefs episode.

Check out the Chopped After Hours video channel for more clips of the judges cooking, and tune in Tuesday night to see the special airing.

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