Worst Cooks in America

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  • TV-G
  • 2010
  • 22 Seasons
  • 6.4  (1,282)

Worst Cooks in America is a reality television competition show from the Food Network. The show pits 16 different competitors, called recruits, against each other in team and individual competitions. The goal of the show is to see which person can most improve their cooking skills with the help of one of the Food Networks talented personalities. The recruits who compete on Worst Cooks in America are considered by their friends and families to be hopeless in the kitchen. When they arrive at the start of the show, each recruit is put on one of the 2 different teams. Each team is led by an experienced Food Network chef. Some of the chefs featured on Worst Cooks in America have been Anne Burrell, Beau MacMillan, Robert Irvine and Bobby Flay. Each chef then leads their team and teaches them the basics of food preparation, from proper seasoning to various cooking techniques and tricks. Each episode of Worst Cooks in America features a skill drill where the teams work on mastering a basic skill, like properly cooking fish, and then a competition to recreate a main dish that the head chefs have prepared. The two teams then compete against each other to see which group best learned the technique being focused on during the episode. A member of each team is eliminated at the end of every episode. At the end of the 8 week challenge the two remaining contestants face each other and cook three-course meals for food critics. The winner of this challenge wins the show and $25,000.

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No Cuts, No Glory aka Final Test and Celebrity Caterers
6. No Cuts, No Glory aka Final Test and Celebrity Caterers
May 30, 2021
To start off their final week in boot camp, the remaining recruits go grocery shopping for ingredients to create dishes using everything they've learned. Then chefs Anne Burrell and Michael Symon teach their final two recruits how to make a three-course, restaurant-quality meal. For the last challenge, the two finalists put all their skills to the test in order to impress a panel of culinary experts. Judges Einat Admony, Cliff Crooks and Sohla El-Waylly evaluate the recruits' dishes in a blind taste test and choose the winner of the $25,000 prize.
Choux Ready For This?
5. Choux Ready For This?
May 23, 2021
The teams of recruits compete in boot camp's first "Tour de Petit Four," riding scooters around a French-themed obstacle course and collecting ingredients to create elaborate dessert platters. Then the chefs teach them how to make French eclairs.
Air and Romance
4. Air and Romance
May 16, 2021
Chefs Anne Burrell and Michael Symon welcome the recruits to boot camp, which is transformed into an airport, and the challenges explore international dishes and flavors. Then former recruits watch an episode where the recruits have to create a romantic meal under the mentorship of Chef Anne and Chef Tyler Florence.
Happy Campers
3. Happy Campers
May 9, 2021
Worst Cooks puts the "camp" in boot camp as the teams of recruits play a culinary scavenger hunt and then must cook dishes using only camping equipment and utensils. Chefs Anne Burrell and Michael Symon up their game for the main dish challenge by teaching the recruits how to smoke and grill game meats. The least successful recruit on each team must compete in a blind elimination challenge that tests their grilling skills, and the recruit with the worst dish has to hit the trail and head home.
Viva Las Boot Camp
2. Viva Las Boot Camp
May 2, 2021
Boot camp is transformed into the Las Vegas Strip, and although the recruits had to cash out early in their seasons, this is their chance to finally hit the jackpot! The teams go head-to-head in a series of casino-themed culinary challenges. Then, after winning some "cheddar" in the money booth, chefs Anne Burrell and Michael Symon challenge their teams to make gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. For the main dish challenge, they dive into the deep end and make high-end seafood dishes. The bottom recruits on each team must compete in a blind elimination challenge, and unfortunately it's the end of the line for one competitor.
Redemption and Boardwalk Snacks
1. Redemption and Boardwalk Snacks
April 25, 2021
Eight recruits return to finally master the kitchen under the mentorship of Anne Burrell and Michael Symon. The chefs challenge the recruits to remake the dish that sent them home the first time. Then former Worst Cooks recruits watch and comment on an episode in which the contestants compete in boardwalk-themed cooking challenges led by Chef Anne and Chef Alex Guarnaschelli.
Halloween Redemption 2
101. Halloween Redemption 2
September 27, 2021
Anne Burrell and Michael Symon are back with more thrills, chills and grills as four disastrous Worst Cooks recruits return to boot camp for Halloween redemption. They must face their fears in the kitchen to create a spooktacular feast for the judges.
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Worst Cooks in America is a reality television competition show from the Food Network. The show pits 16 different competitors, called recruits, against each other in team and individual competitions. The goal of the show is to see which person can most improve their cooking skills with the help of one of the Food Networks talented personalities.

The recruits who compete on Worst Cooks in America are considered by their friends and families to be hopeless in the kitchen. When they arrive at the start of the show, each recruit is put on one of the 2 different teams. Each team is led by an experienced Food Network chef. Some of the chefs featured on Worst Cooks in America have been Anne Burrell, Beau MacMillan, Robert Irvine and Bobby Flay. Each chef then leads their team and teaches them the basics of food preparation, from proper seasoning to various cooking techniques and tricks.

Each episode of Worst Cooks in America features a skill drill where the teams work on mastering a basic skill, like properly cooking fish, and then a competition to recreate a main dish that the head chefs have prepared. The two teams then compete against each other to see which group best learned the technique being focused on during the episode. A member of each team is eliminated at the end of every episode. At the end of the 8 week challenge the two remaining contestants face each other and cook three-course meals for food critics. The winner of this challenge wins the show and $25,000.

Worst Cooks in America is a series that is currently running and has 22 seasons (173 episodes). The series first aired on January 3, 2010.

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 Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Food Network.

  • Premiere Date
    January 3, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (1,282)