Worst Cooks in America
Worst Cooks in America is a reality competition show on the Food Network. The show takes 12 to 16 contestants with poor cooking skills through an eight-week culinary boot camp, to earn a cash prize of $25,000. The recruits are trained on the various basic cooking techniques including: baking, knife skills, temperature, seasoning and preparation. The final challenge is to cook a restaurant quality three-course meal for three food critics.
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Season 1Food Network | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jan 4, 2010
Into the Fire Jan 4, 2010 In the series premiere, 24 terrible home cooks arrive in New York City, hoping to be selected for a 10-day culinary boot camp with chefs Beau MacMillan and Anne Burrell. Then, the field is narrowed down to 12 hopefuls and they begin competing for a $25,000 grand prize.
S01 E02Jan 11, 2010
Looking Good Jan 11, 2010 The recruits learn five fundamental knife skills at the Arirang Hibachi Steakhouse. Then, each attempts to prepare a teppanyaki-style dish. For the Main Dish Challenge, Anne and Beau post a recipe on the blackboard, only to erase it halfway through the challenge.
S01 E03Jan 18, 2010
Feelin' the Flavor Jan 18, 2010 The importance of flavor is emphasized when the recruits learn to make crepes. Then, Anne and Beau teach the basics of marinating and grilling.
S01 E04Jan 25, 2010
Multitasking Jan 25, 2010 The recruits learn how to make fresh pasta. Then they prepare a variety of hors d'oeuvres while catering a 30-person cocktail party.
S01 E05Feb 1, 2010
Are You Ready Feb 1, 2010 The final four recruits learn to cook a complicated dessert before teaching the dish to a group of high-school football players. Then the finalists must reinvent the terrible dish they cooked for Anne and Beau on their very first day.
Season 2Food Network | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Jan 3, 2011
Worst Food Forward Jan 3, 2011 Sixteen unskilled home cooks arrive in New York City to begin a culinary boot camp in the Season 2 opener. Hosts Anne Burrell and Robert Irvine divide the recruits into two teams and challenge them to butcher a whole chicken and replicate the entrées they've been taught.
S02 E02Jan 10, 2011
Farmageddon Jan 10, 2011 The remaining recruits take a field trip to a farm, where they're challenged to prepare the perfect omelet. Later, the hopefuls try to re-create a pork dish, relying only on their own memory after their notebooks are taken away.
S02 E03Jan 17, 2011
Frozen to Fabulous Jan 17, 2011 The hopefuls must replicate three simple sauces and incorporate them into seafood dishes. Later, they re-create frozen meals using fresh and flavorful ingredients.
S02 E04Jan 24, 2011
Grill Skills Jan 24, 2011 The recruits construct creative burgers in a grilling Skill Drill. They then prepare elegant meals for two and dine one-on-one with their chef, defending their dishes.
S02 E05Jan 31, 2011
Game-Day Party Jan 31, 2011 The recruits cater a cocktail party for Kris Jenkins of the New York Jets. Later, there's a double elimination.
S02 E06Feb 7, 2011
Facing Food Fears Feb 7, 2011 The six remaining recruits make sausage from scratch during a trip to a butcher shop. Then, they face their seafood fears when tasked with cleaning and prepping whole fish and squid.