Worst Cooks in America

10 Worst Episodes of Worst Cooks in America

Recruits with poor cooking skills go 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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Worst Cooks in America - S23E3

#1 - Beach Bites (Season 23 - Episode 3)

Boot camp becomes a beachside resort, and chefs Anne Burrell and Cliff Crooks ask the recruits to explore some iconic summer dishes and ingredients. To start, the teams face off in a head-to-head relay race to make a beach picnic basket, and they're tasked with making crab cakes with a sauce and salad. In the main dish challenge, the chefs fire up the grill and have the recruits cook grilled fish dinners. It's smooth sailing for some, but the recruit with the least successful dish must sail off into the sunset.

The episode was rated 6.63 from 16 votes.

Worst Cooks in America - S7E5

#2 - Tapas Can't Stop Us (Season 7 - Episode 5)


Chef Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray teach the final three recruits about entertaining, showcasing how to make chips, salsa and guacamole from scratch. Then, putting their entertaining and multitasking skills to the test, the celebs are challenged to make several tapas to be served simultaneously. The final blind elimination of the season will determine which two recruits head to the finale.

The episode was rated 6.83 from 42 votes.

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#3 - Celebrity Showdown (Season 7 - Episode 3)

Chef Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray's remaining celebrity recruits start the week by testing their food knowledge in a game that gets everyone's competitive side fired up. They then have to use their newfound food knowledge to make a signature celebrity sandwich. Anne and Rachael select the cooks of their least favorite sandwiches into a blind elimination challenge.

The episode was rated 6.86 from 49 votes.

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#4 - The Final Countdown (Season 18 - Episode 10)


The final two recruits get private cooking lessons from Alton Brown and Anne Burrell and learn to make a dish of their choosing. Then Alton and Anne teach their recruits how to make a three-course, restaurant-quality meal. For the main dish challenge, the two finalists put all their new culinary skills to the test in order to impress judges Kelly Choi, Brian Mazza and Jet Tila, who do a blind taste test and determine the winner of the $25,000 prize.

The episode was rated 6.91 from 22 votes.

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#5 - That's So '90s: Baking Me Crazy (Season 24 - Episode 5)

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.

The episode was rated 6.94 from 16 votes.

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#6 - That's So '90s: Clueless in the Kitchen (Season 24 - Episode 2)


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.

The episode was rated 6.94 from 17 votes.

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#7 - Celebrity: Nutritious and Delicious (Season 13 - Episode 4)

Chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence gather the celebrity recruits to play a unique taste-and-describe game with delicious comfort foods; actress Melissa Peterman arrives to help with the main dish challenge.

The episode was rated 6.97 from 30 votes.

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#8 - Celebrity: Rolling in the Deep (Season 13 - Episode 2)


Anne and Tyler throw the celebrities into the deep end and start off the day with a fast-paced seafood tower relay game; things get ugly when the recruits tackle monkfish and learn how to make fish and chips.

The episode was rated 7.00 from 50 votes.

Worst Cooks in America - S24E4

#9 - That's So '90s: Going Coco-Nuts (Season 24 - Episode 4)

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.

The episode was rated 7.00 from 13 votes.

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#10 - That's So '90s: Saved by the Dough (Season 24 - Episode 6)


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.

The episode was rated 7.00 from 16 votes.

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