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.
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.
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.
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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