Cooks vs. Cons

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  • 2016
  • 5 Seasons
  • 5.4  (166)

Professional chefs and home cooks compete to impress a rotating panel of judges, who make their decisions based solely on taste and presentation. And it's only after a winner is declared that the contestants reveal their true identities.

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Pizza Party
13. Pizza Party
September 20, 2017
The cooks and cons incorporate ranch dressing into their pizzas.
Endless Pastabilities
12. Endless Pastabilities
September 20, 2017
The cooks and cons have host Geoffrey Zakarian and judges Jose Garces and Justin Warner raving about their chip-infused ravioli dishes in round one. In the second round, the contestants must make peace with the surprise ingredient and incorporate chickpeas into their dishes.
Nacho Average Cook
11. Nacho Average Cook
September 13, 2017
The pros and amateurs freshen things up when host Geoffrey Zakarian and judges Katie Lee and Aarti Sequeira task them with incorporating peppermint into a breakfast hash. Then, in round two, the remaining contestants must melt the judges' hearts with their best dish using nachos.
Spice and Ice
10. Spice and Ice
September 6, 2017
In round one, the cooks and cons have to put the ice in spice when they are tasked with incorporating flavored ice pops into curry. Then, in round two, the remaining contestants hit the gas using beans in their dishes as host Geoffrey Zakarian and judges Amanda Freitag and Alex Guarnaschelli suss out the pros and amateurs.
A Lotta Empanada
9. A Lotta Empanada
August 30, 2017
The pros and amateurs go nuts as they create empanadas with hazelnuts in round one. Then, in round two, host Geoffrey Zakarian and judges Josh Capon and Aarti Sequeira are in despair trying to separate the remaining contestants into cooks and cons while they prepare masterpieces with pears.
Iron Chef Shakeup
8. Iron Chef Shakeup
August 23, 2017
The cooks and cons make stuffed mushrooms that incorporate vanilla.
Open Sesame
7. Open Sesame
August 16, 2017
The judges determine who best fused sesame into a New Orleans po' boy.
Not Your Mama's Meatloaf
6. Not Your Mama's Meatloaf
August 9, 2017
In round one, host Geoffrey Zakarian has the pros and amateurs create spins on the American classic, meatloaf, by adding a little citrus to the mix. Then, the heat is on in round two when the cooks and cons must infuse their dishes with jalapenos to impress judges Carla Hall and Daphne Oz and take home the win.
The Whole Enchilada
5. The Whole Enchilada
August 2, 2017
The competitors create their best enchilada dishes incorporating cereal.
Meatball Madness
4. Meatball Madness
July 26, 2017
In the first round, meatball subs sound easy enough, but it takes some pro moves to make them with unusual buns; in round two, the cooks and cons incorporate pomegranates; judges Aarti Sequeira and Justin Warner decide who wins.
High Steaks
3. High Steaks
July 19, 2017
In round one, the cooks and cons create chicken fried steak dishes with peas; in round two, host Geoffrey Zakarian and judges Beau MacMillan and Daphne Oz try to grind out the pros and cons after they are challenged with using pecans in their dishes.
Biscuits and Gravy
2. Biscuits and Gravy
July 12, 2017
In round one, the cooks and cons must incorporate berries into their biscuit and gravy dishes; in round two, the cooks and cons try to play nice in a battle of licorice.
Ballpark BBQ
1. Ballpark BBQ
July 5, 2017
In round one, the cooks and cons are tasked with fusing corn and hot dogs; after one contestant strikes out, the remaining contestants continue to round two in hopes of making their best dish, incorporating barbecue.
Description

Professional chefs and home cooks compete to impress a rotating panel of judges, who make their decisions based solely on taste and presentation. And it's only after a winner is declared that the contestants reveal their true identities. Cooks vs. Cons is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (57 episodes). The series first aired on March 15, 2016.

Where to Watch Cooks vs. Cons

Cooks vs. Cons is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Cooks vs. Cons on demand at Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Food Network, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    March 15, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (166)