Think your favorite celebrity chefs were slaving away in the kitchen over the weekend? Think again! Their lives are far more glamorous than that: While you were soaking up Derby day on the small screen, they were catching all the action live at Churchill Downs — or scratching turntables in Vegas, or hamming it up for the red carpet at Johnny Depp 's latest movie premiere. Not too shabby! Want to know how your favorite food personality passed the hours? Keep reading for behind-the-scenes photos.
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Nobu Matsuhisa lobbied for Japan's recovery from disaster by hosting a charity dinner at his restaurant in London.
Olé! Marcella Valladolid got her weekend off to the right start, cooking live in front of a studio audience at SiriusXM's studio.
Top Chef Master Marcus Samuelsson took a breather from his new Harlem restaurant, Red Rooster, to recognize chef Marvin Woods at the Power Awards in the neighborhood's historic Apollo Theater. "Congrats Marvin Woods for being honored!" he tweeted  that night.
Meanwhile, at Churchill Downs, Guy Fieri and his wife, Lori, hammed it up on the red carpet of the 137th Kentucky Derby.
Guy wasn't the only Food Network star to partake in Derby day festivities. Bobby Flay  was working the Taste of Derby room, enjoying nibbles and sips and chatting with fellow chefs.
Couple-of-the-moment Curtis Stone and Lindsay Price  couldn't make it to the Derby, so they did the next best thing: they attended a Samsung party in West Hollywood, where the two engaged in some friendly competition with a game of foosball.
Food Network Star 7 finalist Chris Nirschel , who runs the back of the house at Caffe  Napoli in Manhattan's Little Italy, had some fun playing with fire.
Ahoy, mates! Cat Cora and her family of buccaneers-in-training attended the premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides  in Anaheim.
DJ Hubert Keller
At this weekend's Vegas Uncork'd , Top Chef Masters's Hubert Keller manned the DJ booth during a fête at his Mandalay Bay restaurant, Fleur.
Scott Conant & Co.
Our favorite onion ambassador Scott Conant  and his friends José Andrés and Bruce Bromberg smiled for the cameras at the Grand Tasting of Vegas Uncork'd.