Worst Cooks in America

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  • TV-G
  • 2010
  • 24 Seasons
  • 6.2  (1,425)

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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That's So '90s: From Worst to First
7. That's So '90s: From Worst to First
May 29, 2022
Join mentors Cliff Crooks and Anne Burrell as they attempt to make chefs out of the Worst Cooks in America.
That's So '90s: Saved by the Dough
6. That's So '90s: Saved by the Dough
May 22, 2022
The celebrities are used to being superstars, but now they have to be superheroes in the kitchen! Chefs Anne Burrell and Jeff Mauro don their own superhero suits to make the recruits complete an obstacle course in order to unlock clues and retrieve a mystery dish to recreate. For the main dish challenge, the recruits tackle an "im-pasta-ble" mission of making fresh pasta and sauce from scratch. Unfortunately, some recruits' superpowers shine brighter than others, and the bottom two recruits must compete in the blind elimination challenge.
That's So '90s: Baking Me Crazy
5. That's So '90s: Baking Me Crazy
May 15, 2022
The celebs find boot camp transformed into a colorful, retro diner, and chefs Anne Burrell and Jeff Mauro challenge them to tackle diner favorites like burgers, fries and milkshakes. First, the recruits must determine the flavors in various milkshakes and then retrieve those flavors in a gigantic bowl of sprinkles. Then, the celebs have to make a loaded burger and fries in a fast-paced, tag-team cooking relay. The main dish challenge is stuffed with flavor when Anne and Jeff teach the recruits how to make fruit-filled pastry pockets. Some recruits successfully embrace the sweeter side of boot camp while the bottom two recruits compete in the blind elimination challenge and one is eliminated.
That's So '90s: Going Coco-Nuts
4. That's So '90s: Going Coco-Nuts
May 15, 2022
Chef-mentors Anne Burrell and Jeff Mauro send their recruits on a tropical adventure by playing Legends of the Hidden Coconut. It's a race to please the island gods as the celebs must solve a recipe puzzle and then cook coconut shrimp and a dipping sauce. Then things get fishy in the main dish challenge when the celebs learn how to make seafood curry dishes. While some of the recruits crush the curry game, the two celebs with the worst dishes must compete in the blind elimination challenge.
That's So '90s: Cross-Country Cooking
3. That's So '90s: Cross-Country Cooking
May 8, 2022
It's time for the celebs to shred some serious gnar when they discover boot camp has been transformed into WC Peaks, a winter chalet. The recruits compete in a series of winter-inspired culinary games, and then mentors Anne Burrell and Jeff Mauro task the recruits with making a classic apres-ski snack, loaded waffles. In the main dish challenge, the chefs demonstrate classic European schnitzel with potato sides. The two recruits with the least successful dishes must compete in the blind elimination challenge and attempt to cook their way into another week of boot camp.
That's So '90s: Clueless in the Kitchen
2. That's So '90s: Clueless in the Kitchen
May 1, 2022
Boot camp is transformed into Hollywood Stars, a '90s-style game show where the celebs must put their culinary skills and knowledge to the test. The winning team gains an advantage for the skill drill challenge, where the celebs must create their own spin on avocado toast. Things get fancy for the main dish challenge when mentors Anne Burrell and Jeff Mauro teach their teams how to prepare Steak Oscar. The recruits with the least successful plates must compete in a blind elimination challenge and make unique crostini. Anne and Jeff decide which star's dish doesn't shine as bright as the other.
Celebrity Edition:
1. Celebrity Edition:
April 24, 2022
In the premiere episode, Anne and Jeff welcome a fresh batch of celebrity recruits to boot camp - these stars may have won over hearts in the 90's, but when it comes to cooking - they don't win over anyone's taste buds. In this battle to transform from culinary duds to "all that and a bag of chips" in the kitchen, Anne and Jeff must first get the 411 on skill levels they are working with. For a baseline challenge, the celebrities cook a potluck dinner and teams are then selected. In the main dish challenge, the recruits are tasked with making elevated versions of classic tv dinners - and while some dishes deserve to be syndicated, some should be cancelled.
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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 24 seasons (188 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 Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV, Amazon Prime and Food Network.

  • Premiere Date
    January 3, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (1,425)