Star Plates

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season

Star Plates is a culinary TV series that premiered on Cooking Channel in September 2016. The show is hosted by American actress and comedian Judy Greer and features chef Antonia Lofaso as they explore the world of high-end restaurants in Los Angeles. The premise of the show is that each episode follows guest celebrities as they work a day in the kitchen of their favorite restaurant with Lofaso as their mentor. The guests then must prepare a dish from the restaurant's menu to serve to a dining room full of paying customers.

The show features an impressive lineup of celebrity guests including Colin Hanks, Alyson Hannigan, Mindy Kaling, among others. Each episode is centered around a different restaurant, which offers the guest stars and viewers alike an inside look at the inner workings of some of the most popular dining establishments in the city.

Throughout the show, Judy Greer serves as the viewers' guide to the restaurants and the culinary world in general. She shares information about the menu, ingredients, and techniques used in each restaurant, which helps the guests with their tasks. Greer also provides witty commentary and jokes throughout the show that keep the mood light and entertaining.

Antonia Lofaso, one of the most renowned chefs in Los Angeles, acts as the mentor and teacher to the celebrity guests. She shares her wealth of culinary knowledge and expertise with the guests, ensuring that each dish is as close to perfect as possible. Lofaso is a charismatic and friendly presence who keeps the guests relaxed and engaged in the learning process.

The episode structure of Star Plates is consistent throughout every installation. The celebrity guests arrive at the restaurant where they will be working and are given a behind-the-scenes look at how the restaurant operates. They are then presented with their challenge, which is to prepare a dish from the restaurant's menu. The guests are then introduced to Lofaso, who will guide them through the preparation and cooking process.

The cooking process is always the most exciting part of the show, as the guests work frantically to prepare their dishes under the guidance of Lofaso. The challenges are often quite difficult and require a considerable amount of skill and knowledge from the guests. The viewers get to see the celebrities' culinary skills, or lack thereof, as they struggle to keep up with the grandeur of the kitchen.

Once the dish is complete, the guests are tasked with serving their dish to a dining room full of paying customers. This is where the rubber meets the road, and the guests must prove their culinary prowess under pressure. The diners are always impressed with the dishes, and the guests are thrilled with the outcome of their hard work.

Overall, Star Plates is a delightful cooking show that offers viewers an inside look at some of the most popular restaurants in Los Angeles. The celebrity guests bring their unique personalities and humor to each episode, making for an entertaining and informative show. Antonia Lofaso is a talented chef and a great teacher, and her guidance and mentorship of the guests is the highlight of the show. Judy Greer is an excellent host, and her witty commentary and jokes keep the show lighthearted and entertaining. If you're a foodie, or just enjoy watching celebrities in the kitchen, Star Plates is a show worth watching.

Star Plates is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on November 30, 2015.

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Minka Kelly
8. Minka Kelly
November 1, 2016
Actress Minka Kelly tries to learn how to make one of her favorite dishes, the Bittersweet Chocolate Molten Souffle from Chef Geoffrey Zakarian at Georgie in Beverly Hills. Minka must rise to the occasion, or her dreams of souffle may sink under the pressure.
Erin Andrews
7. Erin Andrews
October 25, 2016
Sportscaster and television personality Erin Andrews may know a thing or two when it comes to sports, but it's a whole different ball game when she's drafted as celebrity chef Susan Feniger's line cook for the night. Taking on Chile Relleno at Border Grill in Los Angeles, Erin is forced to step up to the plate and service a busy restaurant of hungry customers during the ultimate lunch rush.
Colin Hanks
6. Colin Hanks
October 18, 2016
Actor Colin Hanks is getting the chance to make one of his favorite dishes of all time, Pork Belly Sliders, with his friend and celebrity chef Vinny Dotolo at Animal in Los Angeles. While the two may be great buddies outside of the kitchen, there is no palling around when Colin steps in as Vinny's line cook for a busy night at the restaurant.
Busy Philipps
5. Busy Philipps
October 11, 2016
Actress Busy Philipps is getting a lesson in making the avocado stuffed with an egg and wrapped in bacon from Chef Dakota Weiss at Estrella in West Hollywood. Challenged as Dakota's right hand woman, Busy is forced keep up in the kitchen as a barrage of orders start piling up, all while trying not to crack under the pressure.
Alyson Hannigan
4. Alyson Hannigan
October 4, 2016
Actress Alyson Hannigan learns to make her favorite dish, deconstructed apple pie, from Chef Michael Voltaggio at Ink in L.A. Alyson goes in with confidence, but the blowtorches and liquid nitrogen may be out of her comfort zone.
Mindy Kaling
3. Mindy Kaling
September 27, 2016
Actress Mindy Kaling partners with her favorite chef, Marcus Samuelsson, at Red Rooster in Harlem, NY, to make his signature whole fried chicken. As Marcus' line cook, she has to perfect the dish for hungry customers.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
August 29, 2016
Actress Mindy Kaling learns to make a whole fried chicken in Harlem.
1. Pilot
November 30, 2015
Actress Judy Greer saddles up side-by-side with Chef Antonia Lofaso at Black Market, learning to cook her favorite ravioli and experience life as line cook for one night.
Where to Watch Star Plates
Star Plates is available for streaming on the Cooking Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Star Plates on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 30, 2015