Worst Cooks in America

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  • TV-G
  • 2010
  • 27 Seasons
  • 6.3  (1,667)

Worst Cooks in America is a popular cooking reality show that airs on Food Network. The show, which first premiered in 2010, is hosted by celebrity chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence, with Bobby Flay making occasional appearances as a guest mentor. The premise of the show is to take a group of self-proclaimed "worst cooks" and transform them into culinary wizards over the course of several weeks. Each season starts with two teams of contestants who are assigned to either Anne or Tyler, and from there, the competition is on.

The season is divided into several episodes, during which the contestants participate in a variety of cooking challenges. The challenges range from basic techniques like boiling eggs to more advanced dishes like beef Wellington. The contestants work with a variety of ingredients, and in some cases, the chefs give them surprise ingredients that must be incorporated into their dishes.

Throughout the competition, Anne and Tyler are on hand to offer their guidance, critique the contestants, and help them improve their cooking skills. They also bring in a variety of guest chefs to offer their expertise and insight. Bobby Flay sometimes makes appearances, leading cooking demonstrations or challenging the contestants to make a specific dish.

As the weeks go by, the contestants are eliminated one by one, until only the two finalists are left. The grand finale involves these two cooks preparing a three-course meal for a panel of judges, who taste the dishes and award the winner a grand prize of $25,000.

Worst Cooks in America is known for its high entertainment value, as well as its educational content. While the contestants may start out with little to no cooking experience, they learn a lot throughout the competition. Viewers get to see the chefs demonstrate various techniques and offer tips on how to improve cooking skills. The show also highlights the importance of ingredients and the impact they have on the final dish.

Another unique aspect of the show is the interpersonal dynamics between the contestants. They come from all walks of life, with different backgrounds, personalities, and skill sets. This can lead to some amusing interactions, as well as heated moments as they work together to complete challenges.

Overall, Worst Cooks in America is a fun and engaging show that offers something for everyone. Whether you're a seasoned chef or a complete beginner, you're sure to learn something new and be entertained in the process.

Worst Cooks in America is a series that is currently running and has 27 seasons (212 episodes). The series first aired on January 3, 2010.

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Spoiled Rotten: Fight for the Finale
7. Spoiled Rotten: Fight for the Finale
February 4, 2024
Only two recruits can move on to the finale, so the final four play Meal of Fortune, where they spin the wheel and answer trivia questions or perform culinary tasks in order to collect more chef bucks! Then, the teams use their chef bucks to purchase a basket of ingredients for the last skill drill cook. It's a head-to-head battle between the final four recruits as they each cook a composed dish to earn a spot in the final cook. Anne Burrell and Tiffany Derry work closely with their final recruits practicing their three-course, restaurant quality meal, but a surprise special guest pops in and reveals a twist. In the end, judges Matt Abdoo, Andrienne Cheatham and Michael Jenkins taste the recruits' dishes in a blind taste test to determine the winner of the $25,000 prize.
Spoiled Rotten: Bake It Till You Make It
6. Spoiled Rotten: Bake It Till You Make It
February 4, 2024
It's a party at bootcamp, but the recruits won't be celebrating -- they'll be cooking! Anne Burrell and Tiffany Derry challenge the recruits to throw a fabulous soiree, and the teams must create three appetizers, a signature cocktail and decorate their space to impress the VIP chefs. For the main dish challenge, nothing screams celebration like cake, so the chefs have their recruits bake and decorate their own layer cakes. The best recruits will have their cake and eat it too, but the worst ones will be heading home with no dessert.
Spoiled Rotten: From Farm to Fumble
5. Spoiled Rotten: From Farm to Fumble
January 28, 2024
Chefs Anne Burrell and Tiffany Derry teach their spoiled recruits that food doesn't come from an app -- it actually comes from a farm! The teams must navigate an outrageous farm-themed obstacle course, which includes milking cows by popping udder balloons, searching for corn cobs in haystacks and lassoing stuffed animals from a pen. Afterwards, Anne and Tiffany task their teams with replicating biscuits and gravy. The training wheels come off in the main dish challenge when the chefs leave the kitchen and have the recruits create an entire composed dish on their own. While some recruits start to find their groove in the kitchen, the least successful recruits are eliminated.
Spoiled Rotten: Supermarket Speedway
4. Spoiled Rotten: Supermarket Speedway
January 28, 2024
The recruits step into a place they've never been before: the supermarket! Chefs Anne Burrell and Tiffany Derry test their recruits' taste buds to see who can successfully identify ingredients and navigate the supermarket aisles to locate them. For the skill drill challenge, recruits compete head-to-head and prepare tostadas. Then in the main dish cook, Anne and Tiffany teach their teams how to make fresh tortellini from scratch with sauce just like Nonna used to make! The recruits with the best dishes get another week in their basket, but the least successful recruits have to check out.
Spoiled Rotten: Deep Sea Disasters
3. Spoiled Rotten: Deep Sea Disasters
January 21, 2024
It's yacht week, and chefs Anne Burrell and Tiffany Derry welcome the recruits to the S.S. Worst Cooks! While the recruits are more accustomed to chilling on the sundeck than cooking, this time they have to serve it up below deck and make a trio of seafood appetizers worthy of a captain's table. Afterwards, it's time to get shrimpin' when Anne and Tiffany teach the recruits how to prepare shrimp and grits. Then in the main dish challenge, the teams must break down an entire fish and serve a delicious fish entrée. The recruits are thrown into the deep end, and the least successful cooks will be swimming with the fishes.
Spoiled Rotten: Culinary Cadets
2. Spoiled Rotten: Culinary Cadets
January 14, 2024
Chefs Anne Burrell and Tiffany Derry have their mission: culinary basic training! Their pampered recruits have ignored the kitchen for far too long, and it's time to learn the basics. Teams face off to collect the most medals in culinary and physical tasks, and the winning team gets an advantage for the next challenge. In the skill drill, Anne and Tiffany task their teams with replicating chicken paillard with salad, and things get spicy when the chefs teach their teams how to make lamb curry. Some recruits can handle the heat, but those who can't must exit the boot camp kitchen.
Spoiled Rotten: Spoon Fed
1. Spoiled Rotten: Spoon Fed
January 7, 2024
In the supersized premiere, a fresh group of recruits enter culinary boot camp – and these competitors are spoiled with a capital ‘S.' Accustomed to dining out and delivery apps, these sixteen recruits have never successfully cooked a meal in their lives. Anne and Tiffany are ready to transform these coddled kitchen novices into competent home cooks, but first they need to see what they are working with. To give them a firsthand look at their cooking skills or lack thereof, the recruits must recreate their favorite takeout dish. For the main dish cook, the competitors must replicate Anne and Tiffany's take on a steak and potato dinner. Then teams are selected, and the two least successful recruits are sent home.
Where to Watch Worst Cooks in America
Worst Cooks in America is available for streaming on the Food Network website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Worst Cooks in America on demand at Max, Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Food Network.
  • Premiere Date
    January 3, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (1,667)