The new cast of celebrity recruits arrive at Boot Camp, and chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence immediately hit them with their first challenge to cook their signature dishes so the chefs can assess their skills in the kitchen. Then the chefs teach the celebrities how to make a classic breakfast dish, and the lesson proves to be disastrous for the clueless cooks. After Anne and Tyler choose their teams, the celebrities are ready to officially start their culinary training.
Chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence throw the celebrities into the deep end and start off the day with a fast-paced seafood tower relay game. After that, things get ugly when the recruits tackle monkfish and learn how to make fish and chips. The two celebrities with the worst dishes go head-to-head in an elimination challenge.
Chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence gather the celebrity recruits to play a unique taste-and-describe game with delicious comfort foods. After testing their taste buds, actress Melissa Peterman arrives to help with the main dish challenge, as the recruits must create their own unique meals that include a protein, side dish and dessert. The two celebrities with the worst dishes battle it out in the blind elimination challenge.
The oven mitts come off as the celebrity recruits fight for a spot in the finale. In the first challenge, the celebrities must tell mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence how to cook a dish. After that, they face their toughest challenge yet in the Worst Cooks version of Iron Chef, Aluminum Foil Chef, and the two celebrities with the best dishes head to the finale.
The two remaining celebrities face their final challenge: cooking a restaurant-quality meal for chefs Rocco DiSpirito and Aarthi Sampath and Tony Award winner Cady Huffman. However, before the celebrities impress the panel of culinary experts, they must first impress their biggest fans. With coaching from their mentors Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence, all the skills the celebrities have learned over the past eight weeks are put to the test. One recruit is named the winner and awarded $25,000 for the charity of their choice.