Behind the Scenes: All Is Quiet in the Chopped Kitchen

Get an insider's look at the Chopped kitchen during a rare break on set.

The wildly popular show Chopped films here, in New York City, right next to Food Network Kitchen in a giant studio that houses a chaotic frenzy of mystery baskets, eager cooks and expert judges. But there’s an entire behind-the-scenes crew of incredibly talented people who keep the machine that is Chopped well oiled. There are a million moving parts to the show, and rarely is there downtime on set, so I took advantage of one of their small breaks and took some photos of the eerily quiet kitchen (I hope they don’t mind!). Take a look at these insider photos below.

The iconic cleaver greets you on your way into the kitchen.

Follow the strips to where all the action happens.

An empty judges' table is still intimidating!

Next Up

Photo Tour: Behind the Scenes of the Chopped Kitchen

Hear from the culinary produce who works on Food Network's Chopped, then browse exclusive photos to get an insider's look at the Chopped set and kitchen.

Shooting Baskets: Behind the Scenes of Chopped

Competing on Chopped is tough, but putting together the show is even tougher.

Anarchy in the Chopped Kitchen — Chopped After Hours

Catch an all-new episode of Chopped After Hours, where the judges cook with mystery basket ingredients from the show.

Good Eats: Behind the Scenes

As Good Eats celebrated 10 years on the air, Alton Brown gave us an exclusive tour of the set. These days, catch Alton as the host of Good Eats: Reloaded every Mondayat 9|8c on Cooking Channel.

Thanksgiving Live! Behind the Scenes

Get behind-the-scenes images from Thanksgiving Live!

Behind the Scenes: Food Network Kitchen’s Gingerbread House

Get an insider's perspective on what went down during last week's Scripps Lifestyle Studios' Ultimate Cookie Party live on Facebook.