In competitive cooking shows like Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay and many others, at the end of each round they show
all of the competitors doing their final preparation and plating during the last minute, each of them finishing up just as the timer reaches 0:00. Even celebrity chef Bobby Flay finishes at the last second
I assume this is all just editing trickery to provide suspense for the viewer, and many cooks may actually finish even a minute or two before the end. for some rounds. Is that the case?
Is their time management really that bad, or do they usually finish somewhat before the final bell?