Food Network serves up “Star Plates”

The Scripps Networks Interactive-owned network is cooking up a series featuring celebrities taking a one-on-one culinary crash course with their favorite chefs.
August 17, 2016

Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Food Network is cooking up a series that features celebrities as they step into the kitchen for a one-on-one culinary crash course with their favorite chefs.

Produced by Authentic Entertainment, Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films and Bumble Pie Productions, the star-studded culinary series Star Plates¬†will showcase famous foodies as they work alongside professional restaurant chefs to learn how to make their favorite dishes while servicing a dining room brimming with paying customers.

Celebrities include Minka Kelly, Colin Hanks (pictured, left), Mindy Kaling, Erin Andrews, Busy Philipps and Alyson Hannigan.

The six-episode series, which is slated to premiere September 27 at 11 p.m. EST/PST, will see celebrity chefs Vinny Dotolo (right), Susan Feniger, Marcus Samuelsson, Michael Voltaggio, Dakota Weiss and Geoffrey Zakarian mentoring each celebrity to determine whether they’ve got what it takes to make it inside a professional kitchen.

Star Plates allows viewers to go backstage at some of the top restaurants, as these actors and television personalities get a taste of what it is like to be a professional chef,” said Didi O’Hearn, senior VP of programming at Food Network and Cooking Channel, in a statement. “The stars might be used to on-screen drama, but it does not compare to the reality and fast pace of a professional kitchen.”

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