Kitchen, Metal Counter, Drop In Sink, Subway Tile Backsplashe, and Recessed Lighting Lighting is another key ingredient in Ted’s kitchen. From task lighting to accent and under-the-cabinet lighting, he depends on layers of illumination to make the space (and his food) really shine. “Dimmable lighting is also important,” Ted explains, “as it can easily set the mood and create a relaxed ambience when entertaining.”  Photo 4 of 6 in Chopped Host Ted Allen Blends Style and Efficiency in His Home Kitchen