Boot Camp Extras

Mentors' Dishes

Arm yourself with Rachael's and Anne's recipes.

Cook Along with the Show

Are You a Worst Cook?

Find out if you'd have a place in the culinary competition.

Test Your Know-How

Rachael vs. Anne

The two mentors go head-to-head in Season 10, but which mentor will beat the other?

Best of the Worst Moments 3 Videos

Relive the most-dangerous moments and most-awful dishes from the show in its 10 seasons.

Are You A Worst Cook?

Skill-Drill Challenges 5 Videos

Learn from others' mistakes by watching these blunders.

Lessons from Past Seasons

Gain Culinary Chops 12 Videos

Learn how to be a better cook through these how-to videos.

Start with the Basics
Season 3, Episode 3

Extreme Flavor

It's all about flavors for the recruits as they have to make and top their own pizza and have their palates tested with extreme and odd flavor combinations. With 12 recruits left, they will all have to fight to taste victory!

Tuesday
Feb 28
7pm | 6c
Season 3, Episode 4

Late Night/Date Night

The 10 remaining recruits will be up all night learning how to make a late-night treat at a local diner, then Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay will take it up a notch and teach them all an exquisite romantic entrée for two.

Friday
Mar 9
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 1

The Worst of the Worst

Chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay find 14 of the worst cooks in America to compete in a culinary bootcamp. After seeing just how bad these home cooks are, the recruits are forced to say goodbye to the microwaves and cook to stay in bootcamp.

Friday
Feb 22
2am | 1c
Season 4, Episode 7

So Close I Can Almost Taste It

Chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay go head to head in the Worst Cooks in America finale. Chef Anne, a 3-0 winner, is ready to fight for her crown but Bobby wants redemption. Who was the better teacher and which recruit will walk away with $25,000?

Monday
Apr 1
12am | 11c
Season 1, Episode 5

Are You Ready

Each Chef teaches their two recruits a complicated dessert. Then, to test their retention of the recipe, the recruits must teach the dish to someone who knows even less about cooking than they do: high school football players! The recruits will be judged on how well the football player's dish comes out. Then for their final Main Dish Challenge, each recruit must completely reinvent the terrible dish they cooked for the chefs on the very first day, using everything they've learned so far. The recruits cook in a private kitchen at Benoit restaurant, and in addition to the chefs, they each serve a surprise guest-a beloved family member. After tasting all the dishes, each Chef decides who will represent them in the final challenge, cooking for the food critics.

Friday
Nov 15
4pm | 3c
Season 5, Episode 2

Scratching the Surface

Since Chefs Bobby and Anne are starting from scratch with these bad cooks, the lessons for the week involve learning to cook from scratch — including an "udder-ly" hands-on experience sourcing milk for homemade cheese.

Tuesday
Feb 25
12am | 11c
Season 5, Episode 4

Surprise!

The recruits may have mastered putting out one plate of food but they are still a far cry from being able to cook for their families. This week's challenges teach them how to cook quantity — first rolling sushi for a hungry lunch rush via conveyor belt and then catering a huge party for surprise guest Betsey Johnson.

Monday
Mar 10
9pm | 8c
Season 6, Episode 7

Final Food Fight

With the final Recruit for each team chosen, Chef Anne Burrell and Chef Tyler Florence work with their Recruits to choose a refined three-course menu to be served to a panel of expert judges. While the Recruits cook, one must work through excruciating pain when she gets a taste of the real dangers facing professional chefs daily. The two final Recruits work tirelessly in a professional kitchen to determine who will be named the winner of the Worst Cooks in America and win $25,000.

Friday
Sep 25
5pm | 4c
Season 7, Episode 6

Celebrity: Final Food Fight

Chef Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray lead the final two celebrity recruits to a professional kitchen for their final challenge: Cook a refined three-course menu for a panel of culinary experts. The recruits work tirelessly to determine which mentor gets the bragging rights, which recruits' charity will win $50,000 and who will be crowned the first winner of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition.

Saturday
Jan 2
11pm | 10c
Season 5, Episode 4

Surprise!

The recruits may have mastered putting out one plate of food but they are still a far cry from being able to cook for their families. This week's challenges teach them how to cook quantity — first rolling sushi for a hungry lunch rush via conveyor belt and then catering a huge party for surprise guest Betsey Johnson.

Wednesday
Jul 6
5pm | 4c
Season 8, Episode 6

Blast From the Past

For the last Skill Drill, Chef Anne Burrell and Chef Tyler Florence challenge the final four recruits to replicate a dish. With no help from their mentors, the recruits must rely on their taste buds and newfound skills. The trials continue when the recruits must cook a revamped version of their Day 1 signature dishes for their loved ones -- but their loved ones don't know which recruit cooked what dish and could unwittingly send their own loved one packing!

Sunday
Jan 1
6pm | 5c
Season 8, Episode 7

Final Food Fight 8

Chef Anne Burrell and Chef Tyler Florence each work with their final remaining recruit to plan a refined three-course menu that will be served to a panel of culinary experts. Anne and Tyler battle for bragging rights as the recruits' cooking skills are put to the ultimate test in a professional kitchen, but in the end, only the dishes can prove which recruit has gone from worst to best and will win the $25,000 prize!

Wednesday
Jan 11
7pm | 6c
Season 9, Episode 3

Celebrity: Oktoberfest Feast

In the spirit of Oktoberfest, Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray have their teams cook a traditional wiener schnitzel -- but in a relay-race while playing beer pong! Afterwards, the celebrities learn Oktoberfest-inspired meals, which includes making sausages from scratch. The two least successful recruits go head-to-head in a sausage challenge, and one recruit is sent packing.

Wednesday
Jan 18
2pm | 1c
Season 10, Episode 8

Mardi Gras Mad

Boot camp has been transformed into one of America's greatest culinary cities, New Orleans, where the recruits will learn how to tackle the cuisine's melting pot of flavors and techniques. For the skill drill, the recruits must work as a team to fill in the missing words on a recipe that they then have to execute. For the main dish challenge, the recruits must individually replicate their mentors' New Orleans-inspired dishes.

Saturday
Feb 25
2pm | 1c
Season 10, Episode 8

Mardi Gras Mad

Boot camp has been transformed into one of America's greatest culinary cities, New Orleans, where the recruits will learn how to tackle the cuisine's melting pot of flavors and techniques. For the skill drill, the recruits must work as a team to fill in the missing words on a recipe that they then have to execute. For the main dish challenge, the recruits must individually replicate their mentors' New Orleans-inspired dishes.

Sunday
Feb 26
6pm | 5c
Season 10, Episode 9

The Reason You're Here

In order to demonstrate how well they have learned cooking skills and techniques over the last nine weeks, the final four recruits step into their mentor's shoes and direct Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray to make a dish. Then, for the main dish challenge, Anne and Rachael bring in VIP guests that hit very close to home and who will be key in deciding which recruits move onto the finale for the chance of winning $25,000.

Sunday
Feb 26
9pm | 8c
Season 10, Episode 9

The Reason You're Here

In order to demonstrate how well they have learned cooking skills and techniques over the last nine weeks, the final four recruits step into their mentor's shoes and direct Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray to make a dish. Then, for the main dish challenge, Anne and Rachael bring in VIP guests that hit very close to home and who will be key in deciding which recruits move onto the finale for the chance of winning $25,000.

Monday
Feb 27
12am | 11c
Season 10, Episode 7

Facing Your Fears

For the skill drill, the recruits must face the foods they fear most by creating a dish that utilizes two of their least favorite ingredients not used in everyday cooking. Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray strive to expand their recruits' culinary horizons to help them in main dish challenge, where they have to spatchcock a Cornish game hen and put their own flavorful twist on a special side dish.

Saturday
Mar 4
3pm | 2c
Season 10, Episode 8

Mardi Gras Mad

Boot camp has been transformed into one of America's greatest culinary cities, New Orleans, where the recruits will learn how to tackle the cuisine's melting pot of flavors and techniques. For the skill drill, the recruits must work as a team to fill in the missing words on a recipe that they then have to execute. For the main dish challenge, the recruits must individually replicate their mentors' New Orleans-inspired dishes.

Saturday
Mar 4
4pm | 3c
Season 10, Episode 9

The Reason You're Here

In order to demonstrate how well they have learned cooking skills and techniques over the last nine weeks, the final four recruits step into their mentor's shoes and direct Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray to make a dish. Then, for the main dish challenge, Anne and Rachael bring in VIP guests that hit very close to home and who will be key in deciding which recruits move onto the finale for the chance of winning $25,000.

Saturday
Mar 4
5pm | 4c
Season 10, Episode 9

The Reason You're Here

In order to demonstrate how well they have learned cooking skills and techniques over the last nine weeks, the final four recruits step into their mentor's shoes and direct Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray to make a dish. Then, for the main dish challenge, Anne and Rachael bring in VIP guests that hit very close to home and who will be key in deciding which recruits move onto the finale for the chance of winning $25,000.

Sunday
Mar 5
6pm | 5c
Season 10, Episode 10

A Fine Finale

The final two recruits face their last challenge: to prepare a three-course, restaurant-quality meal for a panel of culinary experts. Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray will help coach their recruits, but ultimately it is each recruit's final chance to show how much they have improved since week one. The culinary experts will pick a winner based on a blind tasting, and the winning recruit will walk away with $25,000.

Sunday
Mar 5
9pm | 8c
Season 10, Episode 10

A Fine Finale

The final two recruits face their last challenge: to prepare a three-course, restaurant-quality meal for a panel of culinary experts. Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray will help coach their recruits, but ultimately it is each recruit's final chance to show how much they have improved since week one. The culinary experts will pick a winner based on a blind tasting, and the winning recruit will walk away with $25,000.

Monday
Mar 6
12am | 11c
Season 10, Episode 10

A Fine Finale

The final two recruits face their last challenge: to prepare a three-course, restaurant-quality meal for a panel of culinary experts. Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray will help coach their recruits, but ultimately it is each recruit's final chance to show how much they have improved since week one. The culinary experts will pick a winner based on a blind tasting, and the winning recruit will walk away with $25,000.

Saturday
Mar 11
2pm | 1c
Season 10, Episode 10

A Fine Finale

The final two recruits face their last challenge: to prepare a three-course, restaurant-quality meal for a panel of culinary experts. Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray will help coach their recruits, but ultimately it is each recruit's final chance to show how much they have improved since week one. The culinary experts will pick a winner based on a blind tasting, and the winning recruit will walk away with $25,000.

Sunday
Mar 12
7pm | 6c

Meet the Mentors

Anne Burrell

Anne Burrell has worked at some of New York's top restaurants and hosts Chef Wanted, Worst Cooks in America and Secrets of a Restaurant Chef.

Rachael Ray

Rachael's always on the go with her hit shows: 30 Minute Meals, Week in a Day, 3 in the Bag and Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off.

Most Popular Recipes

All Worst Cooks in America Recipes

Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry with Udon Noodles

Okra Ratatouille

Chicken Parmesan

Spatchcocked Turkey with Sage Butter and Gravy

Seared Duck Breast

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Chicken Marsala

Pea and Goat Cheese Stuffed Ravioli

Shrimp Fried Rice

Raviolo al Uovo

Stuffed Mushrooms

Grilled Rib-eye with Fra Diavolo Lobster Relish

Coconut-Crusted Pork Chops with Warm Pineapple Salsa

Garlic Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Chicken Roulade with American Triple Cream and Georgia Ham

Squab Marsala

Chicken Fried Steak with White Gravy 2

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Tenderloin of Beef in Mushroom, Mustard and Red Wine Sauce

Lamb Loin with Indian Spice Blend and Roasted Vegetable Stew with Frizzled Brussels

Roasted Chateaubriand with Red Wine-Mushroom Reduction and Pommes Puree

Pork Tenderloin Nachos with Mornay Sauce, Avocado-Corn Relish, Charred Jalapeno and Goat Cheese

Cheddar Scallion Waffles and Dijon Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Fish and Chips

Hash Brown Potatoes 2

Colcannon Skins

Salmon Tartar