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 1

Best of the Worst

Sixteen of the Worst Cooks In America arrive at Base Camp and attempt to "impress" Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay with their own signature dish. From there the chefs will take the recruits back to basics with the most important meal of the day: breakfast. Let's hope the recruits don't get egg on their faces!

Friday
Feb 17
7pm | 6c
Season 4, Episode 3

Fire and Ice

Chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay train the remaining 10 recruits' palates as they work on creating their own unique flavor combinations. The worst cooks freeze while making gelato and play with fire — as well as burgers — in this week's challenge with special guest Willie Degel.

Monday
Mar 4
12am | 11c
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.

Saturday
Mar 1
12pm | 11c
Season 5, Episode 3

Glazed and Confused

It's time to learn how to build flavors. From a sweet skill drill making doughnuts to a savory main dish challenge making roulades, the recruits are asked to experiment for the first time in the kitchen and create their own take on these dishes to drastically unpredictable results.

Monday
Mar 3
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 5

Two-a-Day

The recruits wake up to surprise houseguests Chef Bobby and Chef Anne who crave the most important meal of the day, breakfast. While the most important meal, it's not the only meal and the recruits get in the habit of cooking on a regular basis with two challenges in a single day.

Saturday
Jan 3
9pm | 8c
Season 5, Episode 6

Eat, Pray, Love

It's down to the final four and in order to make it to the finale, and after a touching reunion, the remaining recruits will be cooking for the loved ones who nominated them for boot camp. Though they have a chance for redemption showcasing their new cooking skills for their family members, it's also a blind-tasting challenge that could mean getting sent home by the very people they love.

Sunday
Jan 4
6pm | 5c
Season 6, Episode 6

Blast From the Past

The Recruits are down to the final four when they are faced with their most-important challenge so far. They re-create their signature dishes from the first episode, using their newfound skills and food knowledge, showing who has truly improved and who is still a Worst Cook. The next day, the Recruits are shocked to find they will be cooking for their family members. As this is a blind tasting, the Recruits risk being sent home by their very own loved ones.

Thursday
Feb 19
5pm | 4c
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.

Sunday
Feb 22
6pm | 5c
Season 7, Episode 2

Celebrity: Takeout or Get Out

The celebrity recruits put their palates to the test in a blindfolded taste and identify game. After seeing what they're working with, Chef Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray focus on getting the celebs to lose their biggest kitchen crutch -- takeout. The two recruits with the worst takeout dishes go head-to-head in an elimination challenge.

Wednesday
Oct 28
5pm | 4c
Season 8, Episode 5

The Cod Squad

The remaining recruits must use exotic proteins to grind out some unforgettable burgers. After serving their original sliders to Chef Anne Burrell and Chef Tyler Florence, the recruits learn they must each fillet a whole cod to make homemade fish and chips.

Sunday
Jan 31
9pm | 8c
Season 8, Episode 2

Getting Stuffed

Chef Anne Burrell and Chef Tyler Florence test the recruits' food knowledge in a game show-style battle of "Family Food," where they go head-to-head to win steps for an incomplete recipe. After the game, they clumsily attempt to fill in the blanks in their partial recipes and cook the dish. Then, they all must stuff and prepare a delicate cut of meat.

Wednesday
Jan 11
2pm | 1c
Season 2, Episode 4

Grill Skills

The recruits arrive in a park for a burger grilling Skill Drill, and when Chefs Anne and Robert encourage them to put their own spin on this classic, some cooks struggle to find inspiration. The chefs choose the most creative burger after a blind taste test, and reveal a "Chef Advantage"- the chef whose recruit wins the Skill Drill gets to trade a team member. The next day at Boot Camp for the Main Dish Challenge, the recruits must execute elegant meals for two, sit down to eat with their chef, and defend their dishes. The losing recruits are eliminated.

Wednesday
Feb 8
3pm | 2c
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 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

Seared Duck Breast

Chicken Parmesan

Salmon Tartar

Spatchcocked Turkey with Sage Butter and Gravy

Grilled Rib-eye with Fra Diavolo Lobster Relish

Shrimp Fried Rice

Pea and Goat Cheese Stuffed Ravioli

Chicken Fried Steak with White Gravy 2

Chicken Marsala

Roasted Chateaubriand with Red Wine-Mushroom Reduction and Pommes Puree

Cast-Iron Pork Chops with Nectarine Pico de Gallo

Tenderloin of Beef in Mushroom, Mustard and Red Wine Sauce

Blueberry-Nectarine Crisp

Garlic Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

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

Lamb Burgers with Feta Tzatziki Spread

Hash Brown Potatoes 2

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

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

Colcannon Skins

Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Bourbon-Chipotle Sauce

Chicken Paella

Roasted Chicken Roulade with American Triple Cream and Georgia Ham

Cheddar Scallion Waffles and Dijon Buttermilk Fried Chicken

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