Ellie Kemper Tries to Keep Up with a Professional Chef | Back-to-Back Chef | Bon Appétit

Published on Oct 9, 2018
Ellie Kemper visits the Bon Appétit test kitchen to make crepes with Carla. Can she follow along using verbal instructions only?
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Crepes: www.bonappetit.com/recipe/basic-crepes
Suzette Sauce: www.bonappetit.com/recipe/suzette-sauce

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  • It's actually a miracle that neither one of us set our hair on fire.

  • The next guest should be Post Malone ! It would be absolutely hilarious!

  • I’m so hungry I’m crying

  • Ellie Kemper is adorable oh my god

  • At 14:29 Ellie put her hand up for a high five and didn't get one😞😞😞

  • *hAvE yOu EvEr SuPrEmEd An OrAnGe?*

  • Ellie is so cute! I love her. She was so sweet and more fun to watch than Natalie Portman. Portman doesn’t seem like a nice person IRL

  • By “shows” she means the episode of the office where Andy makes cherries jubilee

  • Can you guys do an air shot with both next to each other so we can see?

  • I love carlas gift for description. Such a great episode!

  • Great teacher!!

  • Erin has come so far since Dunder Mifflin. 😪

  • Soon as I figured out how Ellie had an orange "cylinder," I was like, "yeah, she's a real 2." It was like she was trying to core an orange. ...or something? I don't know what she was thinking!

  • Okay, best banter AND best-looking food of any episode of this I've seen. I would like a Carla and Ellie cooking show. LOVED THIS.

  • The Ellie and Carla show. She said, “Are you mad?” What’s with Ellie cooking and showcasing? Was she cookcaseing? Well played.

  • Kimberly! Go back to Tituss!

  • ohhh emmm geee - This is MY FAVORITE EPISODE YET! So enjoyable and funny!

  • The pro is ugly as sin. It's a good thing she knows how to cook more than spaghetti.

  • This fake red head has lost a few brain cells from that dye.

  • i am sure she is literally the best momma to her son :))

  • Ellie is such a joy! She is literally pure light I think. They’re personalities work so well together!

  • It's Kimmy Schmidt ❤️

  • I would have watched this even if it was Ellie Kemper boiling water

  • I needed to watch it twice cause the first time I was concentrating only on Brad in the background

  • My mom used to cook "Chateau de crepes" when I was a kid, which was a pile of crepes stuffed with ham, melted cheese and cream. And then crepes with nutella and whipped cream for dessert. Not the healthiest meal, but so nice during winter

  • These videos are boring. What happened to the good ones?

  • Carla is a great chef and can teach almost anyone to be a great cook in the kitchen.

  • I can watch them two all day cooking and laughing!!!

  • I want Carla to be my mom. Just for a day. But it would be the best day of my life.

  • I made this recipe and it was great! Would definitely recommend

  • That jump at 5:08 is me...

  • Two of the biggest low-key babes in show business. That's right, you heard me Carla... Show business. You've graduated beyond chefdom

  • Ellie is such a delightful person, and Carla is so calm and steady. I’ve been binging these🤩

  • this woman is useless

  • KIMMY!

  • “Just trust me on this one, just grab the edge of the pan.....”

  • Ellie Kemper is so sweet! I enjoyed this episode.

  • holey moley.....a bazillion slabs of butter in the sauce!!

  • Not sure if this is just me but I find this videos so relaxing


  • me when i look at the mirror: it’s upsetting to see

  • Ok but ellie is so much like her characters on tv Erin Hannon and Kimmy Schmidt she’s so lovely and adorable I WANNA HUG HER


  • Carla T H I C C

  • Do another "Amateur keeps up with Gordon Ramsay"

  • Im not a rocket scientist, but I did take French. Lol. “Trois” isn’t two, “trois” is three.

  • Carla, you are literally the best! Shout out to Claire and Brad though... :)

  • You need to teach Karla how to explain things as if she's talking to 3 year old s so people will get things perfect

  • Ellie who? Thts Kimmy Schmidt and she’s taking over the world!

  • Ellie is one of the most adorable people ever, love this episode.

  • “Now trust me on this one, grab the edge of the pan” Lmfaooo

  • ellie i love you

  • My cooking ability is a 4 on a good day.

  • That Halloween ad had me 😂😂😂

  • todo mundo contra dani

  • Ellie’s smile is super duper infectious oh my goodness I adore her

  • One day ill be like carla.. have no chills and be unique 0fks given to nothing lol

  • Put a nice slab of cream cheese or mascarpone in the 2 fold of the crepe. Makes them even better.

  • Ellie is so adorable I can't even-

  • what if she is good at cooking...but it only ACTING? hmmmm

  • "Have you ever supreme'd an orange before?" the answer clearly should've been "no, but i've dominated an apple!"

  • Erin Hannon!!!

  • I'm still watching the office and she's one of my favourite characters


  • ellie kemper’s personality has so many similarities to her tv characters!!! the bubblyness and adorableness and quirkiness!

  • Please ask Tina Fey and Amy Poelher to do this. And Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.

  • I made this two days ago

  • Get Dylan O'brian on here!

  • That...that's not a torch...

  • I thought it was just acting in the office/kimmy schmidt, but no she's just like that in real life

  • Redheads are 😍

  • I like the look of Ellie's much better. Her caramel was perfect.


  • Who?


  • I want PAM TO DO THIS!!!

  • omg she’s so cute but i can’t watch her without seeing erin and kimmy

  • Just curious. Why do you burn the alcohol off? Would it affect the taste? Is it just stage magic?

  • Cook cooks a sexy girl on the cake Enter my channel to watch the video

  • If you look at the thumbnail it looks like Ellie is the cook.

  • She was so disappointed they weren't caramelizing lol

  • I'd love to see Jennifer Garner on this show! She is so sweet and a pretty good cook.

  • “Actor”

  • 5:22 😂😂 When you try to impress her with your understanding but you fail.

  • This video was so pure and so lovely. I want to watch it every time I feel sad so it can warm my heart

  • I really want to be best friends with Ellie Kemper

  • I just think she belongs on a cupcake, she is so cute and just radiates positivity ! Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt should have went on for like 5 more seasons

  • Where did Ellie get her top?!

  • I swear to god Ellie Kemper is pretty much every character she's ever played, but slightly smarter

  • Holy unearthly devilish attraction.. sheeeesh

  • Ellie is so gorgeous.

  • What a chemistry!!!! Love them both💕😍

  • Did you take a picture with a disposable camera ?

  • They canceled unbreakable and I’m still protesting by not sitting when I poop. We want Kimmy!

  • this made me laugh out loud so much please keep doing these! Trixie Mattel would be great on here!

  • 🥩 BEEF🥩

  • We did this give me anxiety

  • please do this with john mullany

  • Ellie is beautiful 😩😍

  • I love Ellie Kemper's personality ! :D