05/01/2014 07:00 am ET Updated May 01, 2014

Even Professional Chefs Screw It Up In The Kitchen (VIDEO)

How many of you have had something go terribly wrong in the kitchen? A cake you totally forgot about in the oven? A roast that came out rock hard? Mashed potatoes that were so gummy you couldn't even take one bite?

We've all been there. The kitchen is a mysterious place, and so many bad things can happen.

We here at HuffPost Taste can't stress this point enough; we want all you home cooks to know that everyone fails at cakes, or pasta, or a simple plate of eggs, at one point or another. And even the professionals make mistakes.

You no longer have to take our word for it, you can now hear it straight from the horse's mouth. Watch the video above and listen to professional chefs recount the worst mistakes they made in the kitchen while on the job. Some of these were dangerous, others costly, but all of them great examples of this important lesson: what doesn't kill you in the kitchen, will only make you a stronger cook.

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