On Location: Burger Bash and the Mansion at Culver Studios

By: Star Talk Editor
Culver Mansion - Food Network Star Season 9

After arriving at The Culver Studios Mansion to find an array of ground meats, plus various cheeses, buns and condiments, the contestants weren't surprised when the mentors revealed this week's challenge to be burger-themed. They had one hour to prepare a signature burger, which they demoed in front of a 100-person audience. Browse these behind-the-scenes photos to see the mansion up close, the pantry outside of Star Kitchen and what it looks like when the cameras are turned.

The Burger Bash Pantry

Culinary Insight: To get ready for Star's version of Burger Bash, the culinary team transferred the Star Kitchen pantry to the Culver Mansion lawn and bought 150 pounds of ground beef, bison, chicken, pork, turkey and lamb.

Burger Bash Grilling Stations

Mise en Place: Each contestant's station was equipped with a grill, a set of mixing bowls, several cutting boards, one hot plate, a block of knives, tongs, mixing utensils and a spatula.

Culver Mansion Lawn - Burger Bash Behind-the-Scenes

Behind the scenes of the Star Challenge "Burger Bash" as seen on Food Network Star, Season 9.

Photo by: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Eddy Chen, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

From Their Point of View: When the competitors took their places on stage, this was the scene they saw in front of them. All 100 chairs were filled with hungry Burger Bash guests outfitted with the dreaded dials.

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