Worst Cooks in America, Season 4: Chef Anne Burrell's Team

Meet the recruits competing on Chef Anne Burrell's team on Food Network's Worst Cooks in America, Season 4.

Photo By: David Lang ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: David Lang ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: David Lang ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: David Lang ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: David Lang ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: David Lang ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: David Lang ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Chef Anne Burrell

Chef Anne Burrell is looking to uphold her Worst Cooks winning streak by claiming a fourth consecutive victory over the Blue Team this season.

Aadip Desai (Los Angeles)

Writer and musician Aadip Desai never learned to cook for himself because his mother or wife always prepared meals for him. Now that he's a new father, however, this longtime vegetarian wants to ditch his past habit of concocting recipes with disparate ingredients and contribute to cooking at home to help his family.

Crystal Lonneberg (Weehawken, N.J.)

Growing up, Crystal Lonneberg knew no such thing as a home-cooked meal, as her on-the-go parents most often served noodles and frozen chicken nuggets. Today she's an artist who relies on takeout as her main food source. Among her friends, she's referred to as the "queen of nuggets" because she works these dinosaur-shaped bites into everything from salad to pasta. She's ready to abandon her childish eating habits and embrace adult food.

Diana De Rosa (Huntington, N.Y.)

Although she grew up in a home that celebrated from-scratch meals, Diana De Rosa is a photographer and health fanatic currently subsisting on nuts, Greek yogurt and protein shakes, because time in the kitchen leads to burned food and messes. She hopes that after Boot Camp, she'll have learned the tools to master the kitchen once and for all.

Dr. Bob Schaefer (Pleasant Hill, Calif.)

Dr. Bob and his wife, Charlene, have been married for almost 40 years, and during their entire marriage, she has cooked nearly all of the family's meals. Their children are no longer living at home, and Dr. Bob is finally ready to try his hand in the kitchen.

Michael Haydin (Rye Brook, N.Y.)

Although he's an accountant by day, Michael Haydin can hardly follow a simple recipe and even struggles to successfully navigate the grocery store. He's never learned to cook because he's always lived with either his mother or wife, who have taken to preparing meals for him. Michael's hoping that a stint at Boot Camp will teach him the basic tools to keep up with his wife's large, food-loving Italian family.

Rasheeda Brown (Maryland)

A self-proclaimed diva, Rasheeda Brown is a no-nonsense corrections officer and a twin. She's notorious for either severely overcooking or undercooking food and even manages to burn frozen pizza in the microwave. Rasheeda is ready to stop relying on her sister's cooking for both her and her dates and to realize how exciting cooking can be.

Suzanne Mangogna (Northport, N.Y.)

Single-mom Suzanne Mangogna is eager to introduce her son to wholesome home-cooked meals because he's currently accustomed only to canned products and takeout food. She's been known to claim restaurant-made dishes as her own and has even made friends ill from what she's cooked. Sue is finally ready to get down to business in Boot Camp and learn how to successfully prepare meals by herself.

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