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12 to 16 contestants with poor cooking skills are taken 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.

Series Cast

  1. Anne Burrell

    Anne Burrell

    Herself - Host

    128 Episodes

  2. Bobby Flay

    Bobby Flay

    Himself, Himself - Chef

    32 Episodes

  3. Tyler Florence

    Himself - Host

    13 Episodes

  4. Robert Irvine

    Himself - Host

    8 Episodes

  5. Beau MacMillan

    Himself - Host

    6 Episodes

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Current Season

Season 17

2019 | 8 Episodes

Season 17 of Worst Cooks in America premiered on August 4, 2019.

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Worst Cooks in America
Worst Cooks in America


Status Returning Series


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  • TV-G


    Most parents would find this program suitable for all ages.

Type Reality

Original Language English

Runtime 60m, 42m



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