By People Staff
Updated September 26, 2016 01:03 PM

Mindy Kaling is no stranger to the kitchen, but now she’s learning what it’s like to cook at the professional level.

“Not a lot of breaks in being a chef,” the actress realizes in this clip from the upcoming Food Network series Star Plates, in which she gets a lesson in trussing a chicken from Chopped judge Marcus Samuelsson.

Though the chef is initially impressed with her ability to tie up the bird and said she did an “excellent job,” he then makes her start over because it’s “too loose.” As for her second try, Kaling boasted it was “hella tight,” but Samuelsson’s verdict was “not great, but good.”

Kaling’s previous culinary endeavors have included crafting a spicy specialty burger for Umami Burger (which we’ve got the recipe for), and embarking on a “full Julie & Julia” with fellow celebrity foodie Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook, Cravings.

The six-part series will premiere on Food Network on September 27, with other celebs like Minka Kelly, Colin Hanks, Erin Andrews, Busy Phillips and Alyson Hannigan also making appearances.