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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.

Sundays at 10:00 PM et/pt on Food Network
14 Seasons, 102 Episodes
January 3, 2010
Reality
6.4/10
Cast: Anne Burrell
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Worst Cooks in America Full Episode Guide

  • The recruits enter boot camp and find it has been transformed into everyone's favorite game show, Family Food! The teams go head to head in trivia rounds and culinary tasks testing their knowledge of the kitchen. The recruits watch a Teppanyaki chef perform dazzling tricks over a grill, and then Anne Burrell and Robert Irvine teach them how to make a hibachi-style meal for the main dish challenge. The recruits who light up the kitchen will continue on, but those who stumble will go home in a blaze.

  • Fourteen cooks join culinary boot camp with hopes of putting their kitchen nightmares behind them. Chefs Anne Burrell and Robert Irvine want to see what they are dealing with, so they ask the recruits to make their signature dishes. The recruits split into teams and learn to make a surf-and-turf dish.

  • The final two recruits face their final, ultimate challenge - cook a restaurant quality meal for a panel of culinary experts: Rocco DiSpirito, Cady Huffman and Aarthi Sampath. But before the celebrities impress the panel, they must impress their biggest fans. Anne and Tyler coach their recruits, and all the skills the celebs have learned over the past six weeks are put to the test. One recruit is named the winner and awarded $25,000 for their charity.

  • In this penultimate episode, the oven mitts come off and the celebrities fight for a spot in the finale. First up is Remote Control Chef, where the celebrities must tell their mentors how to cook a dish. After that, they face their toughest challenge yet, which is the Worst Cooks version of Iron Chef called Aluminum Foil Chef! The celebrities with the best dishes will head to the finale.

  • Anne and Tyler play a unique taste and describe game with the celebrity recruits, themed around delicious comfort foods. After testing their taste buds, special guest Melissa Peterman arrives to help with the main dish challenge. The celebs must create their own unique meals that include a protein, side dish and dessert. The two celebrities with the least successful dishes battle it out in the blind elimination challenge.

  • Boot Camp is transformed into Celebrity Game Night, and Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence watch their teams go head-to-head in the kitchen playing multiple rounds of celebrity-driven food games. The main challenge proves to be a tough one for the recruits when they have to make their own unique pizzas, including making the dough from scratch. The two least successful recruits face off in a bruschetta challenge, and one recruit is sent packing.

  • The celebrities play a fast-paced relay game before making fish and chips.

  • The new cast of celebrity recruits arrive at Boot Camp, and Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence immediately hit them with their first challenge to cook their signature dishes so the chefs can assess their skills in the kitchen. Then the chefs teach the celebrities how to make a classic breakfast dish, and the lesson proves to be disastrous for the clueless cooks. After Anne and Tyler choose their teams, the celebrities are ready to officially start their culinary training.

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