Chefs Anne Burrell and Carla Hall ask 14 recruits to make their favorite homemade recipes, and the chefs choose their teams. Then the recruits must replicate their chef mentor's favorite Asian takeout dish before the least successful cooks are sent home. Then former recruits react to a date night-themed episode of Worst Cooks in America featuring Chef Anne and Chef Bobby Flay as mentors.
Boot Camp challenges help the recruits understand how food gets from the farm to their fork. Chefs Anne Burrell and Carla Hall show them how to make meatless meals, and the recruits are judged on their pairings of seasonal fruit and meat. Former recruits react to a Derby Day-themed episode of Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition featuring Chef Anne and Chef Tyler Florence.
The recruits learn about different sauces before chefs Anne Burrell and Carla Hall teach them how to make meatballs and sauce from scratch. They also have to make saucy enchiladas before two recruits are sent home. Then former recruits settle in at home to watch a boardwalk-themed episode of Worst Cooks in America with Chef Anne and Chef Alex Guarnaschelli as mentors.