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.
Sportscaster and television personality Erin Andrews may know a thing or two when it comes to sports, but it's a whole different ball game when she's drafted as celebrity chef Susan Feniger's line cook for the night. Taking on Chile Relleno at Border Grill in Los Angeles, Erin is forced to step up to the plate and service a busy restaurant of hungry customers during the ultimate lunch rush.
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 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.
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.
Actress Minka Kelly tries to learn how to make one of her favorite dishes, the Bittersweet Chocolate Molten Souffle from Chef Geoffrey Zakarian at Georgie Montage Beverly Hills. Minka must rise to the occasion, or her dreams of souffle may sink under the pressure.