Behind the Scenes of Cutthroat Kitchen with Alton Brown

After writing, producing and hosting Good Eats on the Food Network for 13 years, Alton Brown was ready for a new challenge. Cutthroat Kitchen is Brown's "evilicious" game show-style cooking program that pits four chefs against each other in a race to cook gourmet meals as quickly as possible. The meals are then judged by celebrity guests.

If you're a fan, you'll enjoy watching a day in the life of Alton Brown on the set of Cutthroat Kitchen. Alton Brown never leaves his trailer without going through his "checklist," which includes his watch to time the challenges and the microphone, which he wears on his foot. Alton also needs to remember his glasses and his phone so he can get to the set when he needs to, but most importantly, he requires a cup of coffee.

Alton goes into makeup before he begins shooting. He also checks on the money the contestants receive in a big briefcase. But guess what? It's not real money! Alton stands offstage before he makes a grand entrance to the typically intimidated chefs. Once the segment has been shot, the crew goes in to clean up the kitchen, which must be cleaned three times a day, and is not small job. Alton also inserts his culinary commentary for each of the chefs based on what he and the culinary producer have noted.

At the end of the day, Alton says he sometimes snacks on the food in the pantry!

Watch the video above for a behind-the-scenes look at Alton Brown's Cutthroat Kitchen.

Image Credit: Food Network

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