Episode 1: Worst Food Forward
BOOTED FROM BOOT CAMP
Chef Robert's tips couldn't save Lina's dish: She and Eric are the first recruits sent home.
Hundreds of terrible home cooks came out for the nationwide auditions, but only 16 travel to New York City to compete in a culinary Boot Camp run by Food Network chefs Anne Burrell and Robert Irvine. For the first Skill Drill, the recruits have 60 minutes to prepare a dish from scratch, and after sampling the terrible cooking, each chef chooses a team of eight for the other chef to teach. For the first Main Dish Challenge, the recruits must butcher a whole chicken and replicate an entrée as taught by their chef. Things get fiery, and the competition heats up as the least successful cook on each team is eliminated.
Welcome, Worst Cooks in America!
Chefs Anne Burrell and Robert Irvine are stuck with 16 completely clueless cooks.
Booted Recruits' Exit Interviews
See what Eric and Lina had to say about their short-lived Worst Cooks experience.
Kitchen Boot Camp
How would you stack up as a recruit? Check out Anne and Robert's boot camp.
He Said/She Said
Chef Anne and Chef Robert share the inside scoop on each week's eliminated recruits.
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