Rules You Probably Didn’t Know ‘Chopped’ Contestants Have To Follow

Though it looks like there’s no one else in the kitchen besides the contestants, judges, and host, that’s not the case. Chef Marcus Samuelsson revealed there are actually around 140 people—including producers and crew members—there while filming. While that may seem overwhelming, it’s anything but. “A lot of them have been there from day one,” he told Mashed. “And it’s diverse in every way you can imagine…a big restaurant family.”