Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence Take On Another Batch of Culinary Novices

The newest set of Worst Cooks in America enter Boot Camp on Jan 7 @ 9|8c!

Photo by: Chris Amaral

Chris Amaral

Anne and Tyler are back in Boot Camp to whip a fresh crop of kitchen disasters into restaurant quality cooks on the new season of Worst Cooks in America. Premiering Sunday, January 7 @ 9|8c, each week, Anne and Tyler will lead a team of recruits through a series of intense culinary challenges to improve their cooking skills, and after ten weeks of extreme competition, the most improved recruit will walk away with $25,000 — and bragging rights for their team mentor. 

On the season premiere, Anne and Tyler have the recruits make their signature dishes — and the results are worse than they could have imagined! For the main dish challenge, they have the recruits make the most important meal of the day — breakfast. 

Then Anne and Tyler pick teams, and the two recruits with the least successful breakfast dishes are sent home.

The season concludes on Sunday March 11 @ 9|8c when the two most-improved recruits prepare a three-course, restaurant quality meal for judges Jordan Andino, Michael Chernow and Paulette Gato.

Learn more at FoodNetwork.com/WorstCooks including tips from your favorite chefs and quizzes to improve your cooking.  Tell us your mishaps in the kitchen with #WorstCooks.

Next Up

Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence Are Back to Whip New Boot Camp Recruits Into Culinary Shape

Worst Cooks in America returns for Season 8 with Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence, and a new batch of culinary misfits.

Anne Burrell Bio

With her trademark spiky blond hair and pumped-up personality, Anne Burrell has worked at some of the top restaurants in New York and studied the culinary landscape and traditions of Italy. Anne makes restaurant dishes accessible and reveals concise, easy-to-master techniques for the at-home cook on her Food Network series Secrets of a Restaurant Chef. On her show Chef Wanted, Anne helps top restaurateurs find candidates with the right experience and creativity to become executive chefs. On Worst Cooks in America, Anne joins Tyler Florence in mentoring teams of hopeless home cooks from around the country, putting them through culinary boot camp. In 2011, Anne published her first cookbook, Cook Like a Rock Star, which gives home cooks the confidence and support to be rock stars in their own kitchens. Her cookbook earned a place on the New York Times Best Seller list. In 2013, Anne released her second cookbook, Own Your Kitchen. Growing up in upstate New York, Anne developed a passion for food and cooking at an early age. After obtaining an English and communications degree from Canisius College in Buffalo, she pursued her interest in the restaurant business by enrolling in the Culinary Institute of America. Following graduation, she spent a year in Italy attending the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners while working at La Taverna del Lupo in Umbria and La Bottega del' 30, a Michelin one-star restaurant in Tuscany. During this year, Anne grew to truly appreciate and understand the philosophy of Italian cuisine and culture, which left a lasting impact on her culinary point of view. Upon her arrival in New York City, Anne was hired as a sous chef at Felidia, working with Lidia Bastianich. She then served as a chef at Savoy, where she cooked over an open wood fire and created flavorful menus inspired by Mediterranean countries. Here Anne developed her personal culinary style: rustic food made with pure and simple ingredients with intense flavors. Anne then took the opportunity to spread her culinary knowledge and passion as a teacher at the Institute of Culinary Education. After three years, Anne went back to the restaurant business, serving as the executive chef at Lumi. As the executive chef at New York hot spot Centro Vinoteca from its opening in July 2007 through September 2008, Anne served up her "creative-authentic" Italian menu of small plates (piccolini), antipasti, pastas and main courses accented by her trademark bold, pure flavors.

Cooking Tips from Anne Burrell

Worst Cooks in America coach Anne Burrell has some tough-love advice for the truly helpless.

There's a New Chef in Boot Camp: Tyler Florence Joins Anne Burrell on Worst Cooks in America, Season 6

Food Network's Worst Cooks in America is back for Season 6 and this time Tyler Florence is joining Anne Burrell to coach 14 of the worst cooks imaginable.

Rock and Bowl With Anne Burrell

Anne Burrell bowled with the best of them last night at her Rock & Bowl cookbook release party at Lucky Strike in New York City during the New York Wine and Food Festival 2011.

Caption It: Breakfast the Anne Burrell Way

We're challenging you, the fans, to caption this breakfast-prep moment of Jeff and Anne on The Kitchen.