Tour the Cooks vs. Cons Kitchen

Take a peek inside the professional kitchen where both chefs and amateurs battle under disguised identities.
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Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Anders Krusberg ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Step Right Up

Each contestant's workstation comes stocked with everyday cooking items, like wooden spoons and ladles, and basic ingredients, like oils, salt and pepper. All of these are within arm's reach so the competitors can grab them easily and quickly.

Showing Range

With multiple stoves in the kitchen, there's ample space for competitors to spread out as they prep their dishes.

Dry Goods Up for Grabs

Noodles, hot sauce, syrup and mustard are just a few of the items lining the pantry shelves. Competitors have complete access to these ingredients as they're working.

Great Wall of Spices

With more than three dozen dried herbs and spices stocked in the kitchen, there's hardly any excuse for professionals' and amateurs' dishes not to be bursting with flavor.

Endless Oven Possibilities

With a high-powered commercial oven like this one in the kitchen, the competitors have many opportunities to bake and roast.

Prep Works

Glass mixing bowls, Dutch ovens, rolling pins and plastic squirt bottles are all kept en masse in case competitors need to grab any during the rounds.

Talking About Tools

Many of the items on these shelves are pieces of equipment you may have in your own kitchen. Stand mixers, blenders, food processors and, of course, the trusty microwave are all up for grabs.

Plates Aplenty

Serving soup, stew, chowder or purees? There are bowls for that — a lot of them, actually, from sizes small to large. How about salads, hearty proteins or vegetables? With dozens of pieces at the ready, there's no shortage of plates to serve those items, too. 

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