Boot Camp Extras

Mentors' Dishes

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

Cook Along with the Show

Do You Have the Chops?

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

Test Your Know-How

Top 10 Cooking Don'ts 01:19

Learn what not to do in the kitchen from season 9's celebrity recruits.

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 9, Episode 8

Celebrity: The Final Showdown

The last two recruits face their final, ultimate challenge: to cook a restaurant-quality meal for a panel of culinary experts, including TV host Sarah Gore, chef Akhtar Nawab and Cooking Channel's Laura Vitale. Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray coach their recruits, who must put all the skills they have learned over the past eight weeks to the test in order to be named the winner and awarded $50,000 for their charity.

Saturday
Jan 14
11pm | 10c
Season 10, Episode 6

The Proof Is in the Pudding

Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray bring in a special guest mentor to teach the recruits how to make a decadent chocolate dessert to set the mood for Valentine's Day. Their desserts will be judged in a blind taste test, and the winning recruit will receive a special advantage for the main dish challenge, where they must cook a romantic meal to wow their mentors.

Sunday
Feb 5
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 8

Worst to First

The final two recruits face their toughest challenge yet: to prepare a three-course meal in a real restaurant kitchen for a panel of demanding gourmands. Chefs Anne and Robert devise a menu, send the recruits shopping for ingredients, and then help their recruit practice the menu for three short hours. The next day, the recruits find themselves at New York's famed Tribeca Grill, where they must cook for three culinary experts: Marc Murphy, Donatella Arpaia, and Drew Nieporent. After much deliberation, the panel reveals its choice for the best-executed meal. The winner receives $25,000 and bragging rights that they are no longer one of the Worst Cooks in America.

Wednesday
Feb 8
7pm | 6c
Season 9, Episode 4

Celebrity: BOOOOT Camp!

Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray have scary things in store for a Halloween-themed boot camp. First, the celebrities must make unique monster Bloody Marys. Then, they tackle some frightening foods in their main dish challenge, and the two celebrities with the worst dishes battle it out in a 'devilish' blind elimination challenge.

Saturday
Aug 19
7pm | 6c
Season 9, Episode 2

Celebrity: Hawaiian Pig and a Poke

Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray play a unique taste and describe game with the celebrity recruits in order to introduce them to unique tropical flavors. Then, the mentors demonstrate Hawaiian poke and pork dishes, which their recruits must replicate exactly. The two celebrities with the worst dishes go head-to-head in an elimination challenge.

Wednesday
Aug 23
1pm | 12c
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
Aug 23
2pm | 1c
Season 9, Episode 5

Celebrity: Celebrity Cheat Meals

The celebrity recruits put their culinary knowledge to the test in a game of food and pop-culture related trivia. Afterwards, Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray demonstrate their own versions of the ultimate comfort food, chicken and waffles, which their teams must replicate exactly. The least successful recruits go head-to-head in a high-stakes butchering challenge.

Wednesday
Aug 23
4pm | 3c
Season 9, Episode 6

Celebrity: Hollywood Goes Bollywood

The tables turn during the skill drill challenge, as the remaining celebrities become the teachers and direct Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray to make a dish. Then, the celebrities are introduced to the often-intimidating world of Indian cooking in their main dish challenge. The two recruits with the worst Indian dishes go head-to-head in a blind elimination challenge.

Wednesday
Aug 23
5pm | 4c
Season 11, Episode 3

Celebrity: Starting From Scratch

Boot Camp is transformed into "Cafe Worst Cooks" as the celebrities learn how to make classic crepes. The main challenge proves to be a lot scarier for these novice cooks when they have to butcher whole chickens, grill them, and create their own unique side dishes. The two least successful recruits go head-to-head in a chicken challenge, and one recruit is sent packing.

Wednesday
Sep 6
9pm | 8c
Season 8, Episode 3

50 Shades of Flavor

The recruits learn all about flavor combinations by taste-testing some unlikely pairings, then the Skill Drill tests their creativity as they construct unique ice cream sandwiches. The flavor showdown continues when the recruits must create their own unique filling for empanadas, and two recruits fail to deliver.

Wednesday
Sep 13
3pm | 2c
Season 4, Episode 5

Face Your Fears of Feeding

Chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay take the remaining six recruits to the grocery store to make samples for the shoppers and then they face their toughest critics yet, as they host a party for some large hairy, scary bikers.

Wednesday
Sep 20
5pm | 4c
Season 11, Episode 5

Celebrity: This Meat Is Offal!

The celebrity recruits put their culinary knowledge to the test by playing Family Food, a game of food trivia and culinary tasks. Unfortunately for the celebrities, it's the "freaky food" edition, so some of the rounds are not for the faint of heart! Afterwards, the recruits learn the art of beef butchering and the least successful recruits go head-to-head in a high "steaks" challenge.

Thursday
Sep 21
12am | 11c
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.

Wednesday
Sep 27
7pm | 6c
Season 12, Episode 1

Can It Really Be This Bad?

Sixteen of the worst cooks in America, including a sportscaster, a feisty granny and a professional balloon artist, arrive at boot camp with dreams of putting their kitchen nightmares behind them. Mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence need to assess the level of disaster they're facing, so they ask the recruits to make their own specialty dishes -- and the results are worse than the chefs could have imagined! For the first main dish challenge, the mentors teach the recruits how to make the most important meal of the day, and the recruit on each team with the worst breakfast dish is sent home.

Sunday
Jan 7
9pm | 8c
Season 12, Episode 1

Can It Really Be This Bad?

Sixteen of the worst cooks in America, including a sportscaster, a feisty granny and a professional balloon artist, arrive at boot camp with dreams of putting their kitchen nightmares behind them. Mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence need to assess the level of disaster they're facing, so they ask the recruits to make their own specialty dishes -- and the results are worse than the chefs could have imagined! For the first main dish challenge, the mentors teach the recruits how to make the most important meal of the day, and the recruit on each team with the worst breakfast dish is sent home.

Monday
Jan 8
12am | 11c
Season 12, Episode 1

Can It Really Be This Bad?

Sixteen of the worst cooks in America, including a sportscaster, a feisty granny and a professional balloon artist, arrive at boot camp with dreams of putting their kitchen nightmares behind them. Mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence need to assess the level of disaster they're facing, so they ask the recruits to make their own specialty dishes -- and the results are worse than the chefs could have imagined! For the first main dish challenge, the mentors teach the recruits how to make the most important meal of the day, and the recruit on each team with the worst breakfast dish is sent home.

Sunday
Jan 14
2pm | 1c
Season 12, Episode 2

Fish Are Food, Not Friends

Mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence introduce a game in which the recruits meet some magical and mysterious kitchen gadgets. The recruits become fast friends with the most important tool of all, a knife, to make fajitas while demonstrating their knife skills. Then boot camp transforms into a fish market, and the recruits get up close and personal with the catch of the day as they learn to fillet and prepare fish. The recruits who don't get along with their new friends end up sleeping with the fishes.

Sunday
Jan 14
9pm | 8c
Season 12, Episode 2

Fish Are Food, Not Friends

Mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence introduce a game in which the recruits meet some magical and mysterious kitchen gadgets. The recruits become fast friends with the most important tool of all, a knife, to make fajitas while demonstrating their knife skills. Then boot camp transforms into a fish market, and the recruits get up close and personal with the catch of the day as they learn to fillet and prepare fish. The recruits who don't get along with their new friends end up sleeping with the fishes.

Monday
Jan 15
12am | 11c
Season 10, Episode 2

Frozen Freak Out

Mentors Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray help the recruits break out of their shell by starting with the most important meal of the day: breakfast. First, the teams get cracking in a game that will get their hands messy and show how much they know about the many different egg dishes. The mentors then bring the day full circle in the main dish challenge by teaching the recruits how to ditch frozen microwave meals and create a home-cooked dinner that will have their friends and family coming back for more.

Saturday
Jan 20
3pm | 2c
Season 10, Episode 3

All Aboard!

Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray teach the recruits all about flavor, starting with a skill drill that puts their tongues and taste buds to the test. For the main dish challenge, the recruits put their newly-learned flavor combination skills to work as they take a culinary trip around the world and make a roulade inspired by a basket of ingredients that corresponds to the cuisine of a foreign country.

Saturday
Jan 20
4pm | 3c
Season 10, Episode 4

Fish Freak Out

Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray are replaced with two surprise culinary giants who don't "kid" around as they mentor the recruits through the skill drill of making unconventional pizzas. For the main dish challenge, the recruits have to get their hands dirty and face their fishy fears by learning to fillet and prepare a fish dinner.

Saturday
Jan 20
5pm | 4c
Season 10, Episode 5

All Fun and Game Day

Competition is in the air as the recruits enter boot camp to see that it has been transformed into a game day arena. They must put their culinary knowledge to the test in a game of Family Food, where only one team can be named the winner. For the main dish challenge, the recruits must cook for a crowd and impress their guests with the ultimate game day sandwich and an appetizer.

Saturday
Jan 20
6pm | 5c
Season 10, Episode 6

The Proof Is in the Pudding

Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray bring in a special guest mentor to teach the recruits how to make a decadent chocolate dessert to set the mood for Valentine's Day. Their desserts will be judged in a blind taste test, and the winning recruit will receive a special advantage for the main dish challenge, where they must cook a romantic meal to wow their mentors.

Saturday
Jan 20
7pm | 6c
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
Jan 20
8pm | 7c
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
Jan 20
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.

Saturday
Jan 20
10pm | 9c

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.

Tyler Florence

For the past 15 years, Chef Tyler Florence has delighted the masses by sharing the sights, sounds and flavors of his unique culinary vision with fans around the world. After graduating from the prestigious culinary program at Johnson & Wales University, Florence tackled the Big Apple where he helmed multiple acclaimed restaurants and established himself as one of New York City’s finest young stars.