For the skill drill challenge, the celebrities must execute a simple recipe that is missing some key words. Then, for their main challenge, the remaining recruits must cook complicated pasta dishes for special guests and former Worst Cooks contestants Jenni "Jwoww" Farley and Kendra Wilkinson. The celebrities with the best dishes head to the finale.
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.
To build the recruits' understanding of flavor, Chefs Anne and Robert set out three sauces for each team to replicate by taste alone in hopes of winning the honor of "top taste buds". Each chef then incorporates one of the sauces into a seafood dish, and their team members must recreate the recipe for the Skill Drill. After some difficulties, the recruits start in on the Main Dish Challenge where Chefs Anne and Robert demo a multi-component "Frozen Meal Makeover" using fresh and flavorful ingredients for the recruits to replicate. After sampling the results, two more worst cooks must turn in their aprons and leave Boot Camp.
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.
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.
This special episode of Worst Cooks in America relives the outrageous transformation from kitchen disaster to master. Starting with the grossest dishes ever seen on day one of boot camp, watch how the mentors train season after season of hopeless cooks, from basic kitchen skills to advanced culinary techniques to complicated desserts. The unsavory transformation from kitchen disaster to master is shocking, frightening, and sometimes nauseating, but never fails to be hilarious!
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.
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.
Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay teach the Worst Cooks in America to stop relying on others to cook for themselves. The remaining eight recruits race a delivery boy in making their own homemade Chinese takeout and bake a cake for a very special occasion with the help of Ron Ben-Israel.
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.
This week, the Recruits huddle up to tackle game day dishes as they as they create deep-fried fan favorites for Chefs Anne and Tyler. Will they make crowd-pleasing dishes, or be defeated by the fryer? After the big game, the Recruits try not to lose their noodles when they break down a raw squid to make squid ink pasta with calamari.
The Recruits are faced with their biggest struggle yet: cooking for others in larger quantities. They are asked to make a breakfast for a special guest star, Good Morning America's Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee, who happens to know a thing or two about how important breakfast is. Then they complete this week's challenge by throwing a dinner party for past Recruits, who know exactly what it's like to be in their shoes.
Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray play a unique taste and describe game with the celebrity recruits, which get them a little "hot under the collar." After testing their taste buds, the mentors demonstrate hors d'oeuvres, which their recruits must replicate exactly, as well as make their own. The two celebrities with the worst dishes go head-to-head in an elimination challenge.