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The Worst of the Worst 4 Videos

Relive some of the most-outrageous cooking techniques and stomach churning dishes from Boot Camp.

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How to Be on Worst Cooks

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Gain Culinary Chops 12 Videos

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Season 17, Episode 6

A Very Brady Brunch

Boot camp has gone retro and the recruits must work together as a family while tasting and describing dishes while blindfolded. The retro theme continues as the recruits learn how to make fondue and receive a visit from Cindy Brady herself, Susan Olsen. Chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay teach the recruits how to make a beautiful brunch but those who aren't having a sunshine day will be sent home.

Monday
Sep 9
12am | 11c
Season 17, Episode 6

A Very Brady Brunch

Boot camp has gone retro and the recruits must work together as a family while tasting and describing dishes while blindfolded. The retro theme continues as the recruits learn how to make fondue and receive a visit from Cindy Brady herself, Susan Olsen. Chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay teach the recruits how to make a beautiful brunch but those who aren't having a sunshine day will be sent home.

Sunday
Sep 15
2pm | 1c
Season 17, Episode 6

A Very Brady Brunch

Boot camp has gone retro and the recruits must work together as a family while tasting and describing dishes while blindfolded. The retro theme continues as the recruits learn how to make fondue and receive a visit from Cindy Brady herself, Susan Olsen. Chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay teach the recruits how to make a beautiful brunch but those who aren't having a sunshine day will be sent home.

Sunday
Sep 15
6pm | 5c
Season 17, Episode 7

A Little Goes a Long Way

In the penultimate week of boot camp, the remaining recruits battle it out for their spot in the finale. First, they're each given $15 and 20 minutes to scour Aldi supermarket for the ingredients to make a meal of their choice. For the main dish challenge, the recruits attempt to replicate dishes created by chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay that utilize high-end ingredients. After the tasting, the chefs decide which recruits are going to the finale!

Sunday
Sep 15
9pm | 8c
Season 17, Episode 7

A Little Goes a Long Way

In the penultimate week of boot camp, the remaining recruits battle it out for their spot in the finale. First, they're each given $15 and 20 minutes to scour Aldi supermarket for the ingredients to make a meal of their choice. For the main dish challenge, the recruits attempt to replicate dishes created by chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay that utilize high-end ingredients. After the tasting, the chefs decide which recruits are going to the finale!

Monday
Sep 16
12am | 11c
Season 17, Episode 7

A Little Goes a Long Way

In the penultimate week of boot camp, the remaining recruits battle it out for their spot in the finale. First, they're each given $15 and 20 minutes to scour Aldi supermarket for the ingredients to make a meal of their choice. For the main dish challenge, the recruits attempt to replicate dishes created by chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay that utilize high-end ingredients. After the tasting, the chefs decide which recruits are going to the finale!

Sunday
Sep 22
8pm | 7c
Season 17, Episode 8

Two Cooks, One Prize

The final two recruits return to boot camp to face one last Skill Drill. They attempt to create impressive dishes that require skills they've learned in boot camp while their mothers secretly watch from the next room. Next, chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay teach their recruits how to make a three-course, restaurant-quality meal they'll have to recreate in order to impress a panel of culinary experts. Judges Vivian Chan, Martina McBride and Donal Skehan taste the dishes in a blind taste test to determine the winner of the $25,000 grand prize.

Sunday
Sep 22
9pm | 8c
Season 17, Episode 8

Two Cooks, One Prize

The final two recruits return to boot camp to face one last Skill Drill. They attempt to create impressive dishes that require skills they've learned in boot camp while their mothers secretly watch from the next room. Next, chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay teach their recruits how to make a three-course, restaurant-quality meal they'll have to recreate in order to impress a panel of culinary experts. Judges Vivian Chan, Martina McBride and Donal Skehan taste the dishes in a blind taste test to determine the winner of the $25,000 grand prize.

Monday
Sep 23
12am | 11c
Season 17, Episode 7

A Little Goes a Long Way

In the penultimate week of boot camp, the remaining recruits battle it out for their spot in the finale. First, they're each given $15 and 20 minutes to scour Aldi supermarket for the ingredients to make a meal of their choice. For the main dish challenge, the recruits attempt to replicate dishes created by chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay that utilize high-end ingredients. After the tasting, the chefs decide which recruits are going to the finale!

Monday
Sep 23
3am | 2c
Season 0, Episode 6

Thanksgiving Redemption 2

Four former Worst Cooks recruits return to boot camp for a shot at culinary redemption in a competition focused on the toughest meal of the year: Thanksgiving dinner. Chefs Anne Burrell and Scott Conant kick things off by asking the recruits to make a side dish using a Thanksgiving ingredient. After picking teams, the chefs teach them how to make a Thanksgiving feast. The recruits must impress culinary expert judges Esther Choi, Clifford Crooks and Jonathan Waxman to win kitchen upgrades worth $5,000.

Sunday
Nov 10
10pm | 9c
Season 0, Episode 5

Thanksgiving Redemption

Hosts Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence welcome back four former Boot Camp recruits for Worst Cooks in America: Thanksgiving Redemption. The much-improved recruits team up to make a Thanksgiving feast for a chance at culinary atonement and $5,000 worth of kitchen equipment.

Sunday
Nov 10
11pm | 10c
Season 0, Episode 6

Thanksgiving Redemption 2

Four former Worst Cooks recruits return to boot camp for a shot at culinary redemption in a competition focused on the toughest meal of the year: Thanksgiving dinner. Chefs Anne Burrell and Scott Conant kick things off by asking the recruits to make a side dish using a Thanksgiving ingredient. After picking teams, the chefs teach them how to make a Thanksgiving feast. The recruits must impress culinary expert judges Esther Choi, Clifford Crooks and Jonathan Waxman to win kitchen upgrades worth $5,000.

Monday
Nov 11
1am | 12c
Season 0, Episode 5

Thanksgiving Redemption

Hosts Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence welcome back four former Boot Camp recruits for Worst Cooks in America: Thanksgiving Redemption. The much-improved recruits team up to make a Thanksgiving feast for a chance at culinary atonement and $5,000 worth of kitchen equipment.

Monday
Nov 11
2am | 1c
Season 18, Episode 1

Bottom's Up

Sixteen of the worst cooks in America enter boot camp with dreams of putting their kitchen nightmares behind them. Food brainiac Alton Brown and Chef Anne Burrell want to see what they're dealing with, so they ask the recruits to make a baseline dish, and the results are truly disastrous. After being sorted into teams, the recruits try to make their chef's chicken soup and sandwich dish, and the recruits with the worst dishes are sent home.

Sunday
Jan 5
9pm | 8c
Season 18, Episode 1

Bottom's Up

Sixteen of the worst cooks in America enter boot camp with dreams of putting their kitchen nightmares behind them. Food brainiac Alton Brown and Chef Anne Burrell want to see what they're dealing with, so they ask the recruits to make a baseline dish, and the results are truly disastrous. After being sorted into teams, the recruits try to make their chef's chicken soup and sandwich dish, and the recruits with the worst dishes are sent home.

Monday
Jan 6
12am | 11c
Season 18, Episode 1

Bottom's Up

Sixteen of the worst cooks in America enter boot camp with dreams of putting their kitchen nightmares behind them. Food brainiac Alton Brown and Chef Anne Burrell want to see what they're dealing with, so they ask the recruits to make a baseline dish, and the results are truly disastrous. After being sorted into teams, the recruits try to make their chef's chicken soup and sandwich dish, and the recruits with the worst dishes are sent home.

Thursday
Jan 9
2pm | 1c
Season 18, Episode 1

Bottom's Up

Sixteen of the worst cooks in America enter boot camp with dreams of putting their kitchen nightmares behind them. Food brainiac Alton Brown and Chef Anne Burrell want to see what they're dealing with, so they ask the recruits to make a baseline dish, and the results are truly disastrous. After being sorted into teams, the recruits try to make their chef's chicken soup and sandwich dish, and the recruits with the worst dishes are sent home.

Sunday
Jan 12
2pm | 1c
Season 18, Episode 2

Indulge Me

The recruits enter boot camp and find out that the theme is indulgence. Their first lesson is that salads can be indulgent, too, and the recruits play a game where salad elements are tossed into a bowl on their teammate's head. Alton Brown and Anne Burrell teach the recruits how to make fresh mozzarella for a salad, and for the main dish challenge, the recruits re-create their chef's craveable dish. The recruits who indulge their worst tendencies in the kitchen will be sent home.

Sunday
Jan 12
9pm | 8c
Season 18, Episode 2

Indulge Me

The recruits enter boot camp and find out that the theme is indulgence. Their first lesson is that salads can be indulgent, too, and the recruits play a game where salad elements are tossed into a bowl on their teammate's head. Alton Brown and Anne Burrell teach the recruits how to make fresh mozzarella for a salad, and for the main dish challenge, the recruits re-create their chef's craveable dish. The recruits who indulge their worst tendencies in the kitchen will be sent home.

Monday
Jan 13
12am | 11c
Season 18, Episode 2

Indulge Me

The recruits enter boot camp and find out that the theme is indulgence. Their first lesson is that salads can be indulgent, too, and the recruits play a game where salad elements are tossed into a bowl on their teammate's head. Alton Brown and Anne Burrell teach the recruits how to make fresh mozzarella for a salad, and for the main dish challenge, the recruits re-create their chef's craveable dish. The recruits who indulge their worst tendencies in the kitchen will be sent home.

Thursday
Jan 16
2pm | 1c
Season 18, Episode 2

Indulge Me

The recruits enter boot camp and find out that the theme is indulgence. Their first lesson is that salads can be indulgent, too, and the recruits play a game where salad elements are tossed into a bowl on their teammate's head. Alton Brown and Anne Burrell teach the recruits how to make fresh mozzarella for a salad, and for the main dish challenge, the recruits re-create their chef's craveable dish. The recruits who indulge their worst tendencies in the kitchen will be sent home.

Sunday
Jan 19
2pm | 1c
Season 18, Episode 3

Chinese New Year

The recruits enter boot camp and see it transformed for a Chinese New Year celebration. First, they play a game where fortune cookie clues lead them to ingredients, and they learn to make fried rice. For the main dish challenge, Anne Burrell and Alton Brown mentor the recruits as they make dumplings, and while some dumplings are great, others are filled with disappointment.

Sunday
Jan 19
9pm | 8c
Season 18, Episode 3

Chinese New Year

The recruits enter boot camp and see it transformed for a Chinese New Year celebration. First, they play a game where fortune cookie clues lead them to ingredients, and they learn to make fried rice. For the main dish challenge, Anne Burrell and Alton Brown mentor the recruits as they make dumplings, and while some dumplings are great, others are filled with disappointment.

Monday
Jan 20
12am | 11c
Season 18, Episode 3

Chinese New Year

The recruits enter boot camp and see it transformed for a Chinese New Year celebration. First, they play a game where fortune cookie clues lead them to ingredients, and they learn to make fried rice. For the main dish challenge, Anne Burrell and Alton Brown mentor the recruits as they make dumplings, and while some dumplings are great, others are filled with disappointment.

Thursday
Jan 23
2pm | 1c
Season 18, Episode 3

Chinese New Year

The recruits enter boot camp and see it transformed for a Chinese New Year celebration. First, they play a game where fortune cookie clues lead them to ingredients, and they learn to make fried rice. For the main dish challenge, Anne Burrell and Alton Brown mentor the recruits as they make dumplings, and while some dumplings are great, others are filled with disappointment.

Sunday
Jan 26
2pm | 1c
Season 18, Episode 4

Simple Yet Sophisticated

The recruits enter the world of culinary sophistication, starting with a game where they have to taste and identify different crepe fillings. Then Anne Burrell and Alton Brown show them how to make their own crepes. For the main dish challenge, the recruits create a duck dish, and the recruits who "quack" under the pressure will be going home.

Sunday
Jan 26
9pm | 8c

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.

Bobby Flay

Our resident grill master is always on the move with his hit show Beat Bobby Flay.