Here's What Happens If You Get Hurt On Chopped

As a television show "Chopped" is a fantastic offering from the Food Network that takes its viewers on an exhilarating ride, as they watch a group of skilled chefs compete against each other to prepare several rounds of delicious meals. According to Insider, while viewers get to see four chefs cooking against each other on the show, the producers actually have a backup plan. They always have an additional chef on standby, just in case something goes awry.

Also, the contest really is pretty intense for its participants, who need to impress the judges that are celebrated chefs from the culinary industry and definitely know what they're looking for. "I think 'Chopped' succeeds in part because of the excitement and the tension," Ted Allen told Business Insider. "We're forcing them to cook with ingredients that they didn't get to choose." Of course, the chefs on the show know that injuries are a part of the cooking process, something that Allen acknowledges as well. But what actually happens if a chef sustains an injury in the middle of the competition?

Contestants don't get extra time

Well, in case you do get hurt on the show, you have access to a first aid station (via Delish). However, there's some bad news too. You are still racing against the clock and won't receive extra time just because you had to take some time off to take care of your injury. You've got to try your best to move past the obstacle and catch up before your 30 minutes are up. Luckily, not many people have been seriously injured while participating on the hit series. 

"We have surprisingly few injuries, and what we've had have always been minor," Allen explained to Business Insider. The show has also seen some resilient chefs that have tried their best to succeed despite being hurt. One of the former participants, Brandon Frohne, sustained a bad cut while cooking and lost five precious minutes during the entree round, according to the Food Network. Even though he kept working with a bandage around his finger, he was sadly not able to finish preparing his dish in time. The competition is definitely not for the faint of heart.