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Season 1, Episode 1

Making the Cut

Sixteen of the country's best amateur cooks arrive in New York for their chance at $50,000 and the title of America's Best Cook. But first, they must compete to represent their region, in one of two spots on a Superstar Chef Mentor's team. Iron Chef Michael Symon will be choosing from the North, Iron Chef Cat Cora takes the South, Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli is heading up the East and Food Network star Chef Tyler Florence is representing the West. The Mentors will be choosing wisely, as they will also be out of the competition if both of their cooks are eliminated.

Sunday
Apr 13
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 1

Making the Cut

Sixteen of the country's best amateur cooks arrive in New York for their chance at $50,000 and the title of America's Best Cook. But first, they must compete to represent their region, in one of two spots on a Superstar Chef Mentor's team. Iron Chef Michael Symon will be choosing from the North, Iron Chef Cat Cora takes the South, Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli is heading up the East and Food Network star Chef Tyler Florence is representing the West. The Mentors will be choosing wisely, as they will also be out of the competition if both of their cooks are eliminated.

Friday
Apr 18
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 2

The Games Begin

Now that the mentors have selected their teams, the real competition begins. In their first challenge, the cooks are tasked with elevating kitchen classics. Guest judge Chef Anne Burrell will decide which cooks will go to the elimination challenge, The Pressure Cooker, where they must turn a plain chicken breast into an amazing dish if they want to stay in the competition.

Thursday
Apr 24
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 2

The Games Begin

Now that the mentors have selected their teams, the real competition begins. In their first challenge, the cooks are tasked with elevating kitchen classics. Guest judge Chef Anne Burrell will decide which cooks will go to the elimination challenge, The Pressure Cooker, where they must turn a plain chicken breast into an amazing dish if they want to stay in the competition.

Friday
Apr 25
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 3

Sugar Rush

This week, the seven remaining cooks face the most dreaded challenge in cooking competitions — dessert. Chef Ron Ben-Israel will join as a guest judge, but one cook's trip to the emergency room may also determine who is going home.

Sunday
Apr 27
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 3

Sugar Rush

This week, the seven remaining cooks face the most dreaded challenge in cooking competitions — dessert. Chef Ron Ben-Israel will join as a guest judge, but one cook's trip to the emergency room may also determine who is going home.

Friday
May 2
3am | 2c
Season 1, Episode 3

Sugar Rush

This week, the seven remaining cooks face the most dreaded challenge in cooking competitions — dessert. Chef Ron Ben-Israel will join as a guest judge, but one cook's trip to the emergency room may also determine who is going home.

Saturday
May 3
12pm | 11c
Season 1, Episode 4

Mentor Meltdown

This week, the cooks face the hottest food trend, brunch, and their most intimidating judge yet, Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. One of the mentors has a very strong reaction when a cook ignores their direction during the challenge.

Sunday
May 4
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 5

Seven Deadly Dishes

With just one week before the finale, the five cooks remaining in the competition are challenged to cook with intimidating ingredients that can stump even professional chefs, like quail, octopus and chicken livers. Guest Judge, Chef Marcel Vigneron will determine who faces elimination.

Monday
May 12
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 1

Making the Cut

Sixteen of the country's best amateur cooks arrive in New York for their chance at $50,000 and the title of America's Best Cook. But first, they must compete to represent their region, in one of two spots on a Superstar Chef Mentor's team. Iron Chef Michael Symon will be choosing from the North, Iron Chef Cat Cora takes the South, Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli is heading up the East and Food Network star Chef Tyler Florence is representing the West. The Mentors will be choosing wisely, as they will also be out of the competition if both of their cooks are eliminated.

Sunday
May 18
3pm | 2c
Season 1, Episode 5

Seven Deadly Dishes

With just one week before the finale, the five cooks remaining in the competition are challenged to cook with intimidating ingredients that can stump even professional chefs, like quail, octopus and chicken livers. Guest Judge, Chef Marcel Vigneron will determine who faces elimination.

Sunday
May 18
7pm | 6c
Season 1, Episode 6

Thunderdome Finale

The final four cooks will compete in three challenges to determine who is America's Best Cook and will win the $50,000 grand prize. After each challenge, guest judge Chef Bobby Flay will eliminate a cook until just one cook and one mentor stand victorious.

Sunday
May 18
9pm | 8c
Season 1, Episode 6

Thunderdome Finale

The final four cooks will compete in three challenges to determine who is America's Best Cook and will win the $50,000 grand prize. After each challenge, guest judge Chef Bobby Flay will eliminate a cook until just one cook and one mentor stand victorious.

Saturday
May 24
5pm | 4c

About the Show

In this new six-episode series hosted by Ted Allen, Food Network takes home cooks out of their kitchens and into the most intense arena to see who is the best home cook in America. Four Food Network stars — Cat Cora, Alex Guarnaschelli, Michael Symon and Tyler Florence — representing four different regions of the country will choose two home cooks to compete on their team and battle through a succession of ever-more-difficult challenges. Coaches will dedicate themselves to developing their team and mentoring their cooks — because if their cooks go home, so do they. Everything is on line in the search to find America’s Best Cook!

About the Host

Ted Allen

Ted, the host of Chopped, was the food and wine specialist on the groundbreaking, Emmy-winning series Queer Eye, which had a 100-episode run.

Announcing the Winner of America’s Best Cook — Exclusive Interview May 18, 2014

By: Joseph Erdos

After six weeks of competition, one home cook has separated herself from the rest and proven worthy of the title America’s Best Cook. Being mentored by a Food Network chef has helped her become a better home cook and a better competitor. The rigors of the competition strengthened her resolve to win, and helped herRead more

Interview with the Runner-Up of America’s Best Cook May 18, 2014

By: Joseph Erdos

After six weeks of competition on America’s Best Cook, it all came down to the finale and one last cooking challenge. Two home cooks faced off and had the opportunity to make whatever dish they wanted to show guest judge Bobby Flay their best work. In the end one home cook came out on top,Read more

Support Your Favorite Home Cook — America’s Best Cook Fan Vote May 14, 2014

By: Joseph Erdos

Home cooks from across the country came to compete in America’s Best Cook. In the premiere, 16 contestants fought to gain only eight spots, two cooks per regional team. Now after five weeks of cooking battles, the competition has been halved to the final four. These very talented home cooks have shown they’re the best,Read more

The Top 5 Most-Intimidating Ingredients to Cook — America’s Best Cook May 10, 2014

By: Joseph Erdos

On the next episode of America’s Best Cook, the remaining five chefs must take on the challenge of cooking one of the top five most-intimidating ingredients, considered so by professional chefs. The challenge will test their adaptability and ability to work with some unfamiliar and difficult items. Luckily, the home cooks have mentors waiting inRead more

Regional Foods Face-Off — Announcing the America’s Best Cook Bracket Challenge Winner May 8, 2014

By: Joseph Erdos

Among the many things that define the United States, foods are at the top of that list with a specialty for every region. In the past five weeks, FN Dish has had you, the fans, vote on your favorite regional dishes to celebrate the series America’s Best Cook, airing Sundays at 9|8c. On the show,Read more

Top 10 Recommended Eats from the South: On the Road with America’s Best Cook May 7, 2014

By: Joseph Erdos

On America’s Best Cook, Sundays at 9|8c, home cooks battle it out for the chance to win the title of America’s best cook, all while representing their specific region of the United States. The cooks are split into teams from the North, South, West and East. Each of these regions has its characteristic foods thatRead more

Regional Foods Face-Off — America’s Best Cook Bracket Challenge, Round 4 May 1, 2014

By: Joseph Erdos

Among the many things that define the United States, foods are at the top of that list. And every region has its specialty, whether it is pizza from the East, chili from the North, barbecue from the South or tacos from the West. On the new series America’s Best Cook, Sundays at 9|8c, home cooksRead more

Top 10 Recommended Eats from the West: On the Road with America’s Best Cook Apr 30, 2014

By: Joseph Erdos

On America’s Best Cook, Sundays at 9|8c, home cooks battle it out for the chance to win the title of America’s best cook, all while representing their specific region of the United States. The cooks are split into teams from the North, South, West and East. Each of these regions has its characteristic foods thatRead more

Regional Foods Face-Off — America’s Best Cook Bracket Challenge, Round 3 Apr 24, 2014

By: Joseph Erdos

Among the many things that define the United States, foods are at the top of that list. And every region has its specialty, whether it is lobster rolls from the East, chili from the North, shrimp and grits from the South or tacos from the West. On the new series America’s Best Cook, Sundays atRead more

Top 10 Recommended Eats from the East: On the Road with America’s Best Cook Apr 23, 2014

By: Joseph Erdos

On America’s Best Cook, Sunday at 9|8c, home cooks battle it out for the chance to win the title of America’s best cook, all while representing their specific region of the United States. The cooks are split into teams from the North, South, West and East. Each of these regions has its characteristic foods thatRead more

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