Filming in the kitchen

This week, we filmed a short spot for one of our underwriters (show sponsors), to be inserted at the beginning or end of each program (brought to you by…). I played the part of bundt pan girl, and even had a “first position” mark, walking in front of the camera, holding a bundt pan. I have no idea if my face is in the shot — I don’t think it is because I was so close to the camera. I guess on Monday, if the bundt pan has a trailer and director’s chair with its name on it, I’ll have my answer.

The same crew that films the television show filmed the spot for us, and watching the process was amazing — they used a still camera to record the video, which is all the rage now, and the footage was beautiful on playback.

Some of the videos that were filmed in the Test Kitchen when I first started my internship have been uploaded to the ATK web sites, and you can all of the interns working and chopping away in the background.

Filming in the kitchen isn’t easy, but you’d never know it from the finished product. Filming interrupts everything, and everything interrupts filming. Food testing stops, for the most part, when recording sound — we’re given strict orders to chop quietly and refrain from talking, frying, running water or any equipment so the test cook’s voice is the main sound of the recording. And without the use of a teleprompter, getting their lines straight can sometimes take the test cook a while. I love watching the process though, and don’t mind the wait one bit.

Featured Culinary Schools

Refine School Matches
Hide filters

    See More


    See More



    Please enter valid US or Canada Zip.
            Results open in new window

            Searching Searching ...

            Matching School Ads
            5 Program(s) Found
            • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
            • Has a team of about 4,000 faculty members focused on helping students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas.
            • Offers programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.
            • Provides program coordinators who work with students to ensure they have the learning materials, assignments, facilities, and faculty to get the most out of the program.
            • Over 50 campus locations nationwide.
            Show more [+]
            Good for Working Adults
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            • Transferable Credits
            4 Program(s) Found
            • Its first location, in Paris, officially opened its doors as a culinary school in 1895.
            • Teaches students by having them spend significant time in the kitchen practicing precision techniques.
            • Provide hands-on training from instructors who are certified, master chefs.
            • Offer flexible schedules and online programs.
            • Has 30 schools worldwide, spanning 5 continents, including 17 campuses in the U.S.
            Show more [+]
            Good for Working Adults
            • Flexible Scheduling
            • Financial Aid
            1 Program(s) Found
            • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
            • Offers programs in psychology/social work, business management, medical billing, criminal justice, and more.
            • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
            • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses
            1 Program(s) Found
            • A private, accredited distance learning college based in Norcross, Georgia founded in 1987.
            • Ensures that service members, their spouses and veterans can maximize their military education benefits.
            • Gives students the option to customize monthly payments to fit their budgets and lifestyle.
            • Offers all-inclusive tuition: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
            • Allows alumni to enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.
            Show more [+]
            • Online Courses