Distinguished chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence come back to whip a fresh set of clumsy cooks into culinary perfection in a new season of Worst Cooks in America, premiering Sunday, January 7th at 9pm (all times ET/PT) on the Food Network.
In this ten-episode series that literally changes kitchen disasters into skilled cooks, Anne and Tyler each take on a team of cooking-challenged recruits in a fierce culinary boot camp designed to help improve their food skills.
In the end, only the one contestant who makes the most impressive alteration wins a $25,000 grand prize and claims bragging rights for their team mentor.
“Kicking off the year with a new roster of Worst Cooks has become a Food Network tradition,” said Courtney White, Senior Vice President, Programming, Scripps Networks Interactive. “Watching Anne and Tyler turn these kitchen misfits into confident cooks is a fun ride from start to finish.”
The competitors are: Brandon Arroyo (Cleveland, Ohio); Steven Crowley (New York, New York); Kayrene Curtis (Rocky River, Ohio); Jonathan Farhat (Livermore, California); Lily Frey (Anaheim Hills, California): Asaf Goren (Los Angeles, California); Robyn Hayden (Charleston, South Carolina); Sylvia Jefferies(Charleston, South Carolina); Hazell Mckenzie (Brooklyn, New York); Priscilla Nguyen (Hattiesburg, Mississippi); Skyler and Spencer Nick (Wauconda, Illinois); Kevin Pettice (Charlotte, North Carolina); Shatima Ruffin (Yorktown, Virginia); Sharon Shvarzman (Staten Island, New York) and Lacey Stout(Owasso, Oklahoma).
In the season premiere, sixteen of the country’s worst cooks enter boot camp with aspirations of putting their disastrous kitchen pass behind them. Anne and Tyler need to figure out what they’re dealing with, so they have the recruits make their signature dishes – and the results are worse than they could ever think of.
For the first main dish challenge, the chefs teach the recruits how to make an exceptional breakfast, the most essential meal of the day. Next, Anne and Tyler pick teams, and the two recruits with the least successful breakfast dishes are then sent home. Upcoming episodes feature:
- A fun fish market challenge
- A round of food trivia game “Family Food”
- A sweet Valentine’s Day challenge
- And the return of “Remote Control Chef”
The season reaches its peak on Sunday, March 11th at 9pm with the two most-improved recruits preparing a three-course, restaurant quality meal for judges Jordan Andino, Michael Chernowand Paulette Goto – and the creator of the best dish wins $25,000 and a win for their mentor.
Viewers can learn more at FoodNetwork.com/WorstCooks including tips from your favorite chefs and quizzes to improve your cooking.
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