Behind the Scenes of the Worst Cooks in America, Season 5 Promo Shoot

Get an insider's look at the filming of Food Network's Worst Cooks in America, Season 5 promotional shoot with team leaders Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay.

School Is in Session

Together with their recruits, Anne and Bobby filmed a cooking 101-themed commercial to help promote the all-new season of Worst Cooks in America, premiering Monday, Feb. 17 at 9|8c.

Safety First

Given the recruits' hilarious lack of experience in the kitchen, the mentors outfitted them with protective eyewear and oven mitts, even though the tasks at hand hardly required such precautions.

Back to Basics

No culinary skill is too elementary for the recruits, so Anne and Bobby tackled one of the most-fundamental tasks during the shoot: egg-cracking. They also made sure to make a note of the seemingly obvious: "Boiling water is hot!"

Lesson Not Learned

What should have been a simple egg-crack turned into a messy ordeal for Amber, and Bobby and Anne were forced to look at what resulted with utter confusion.

Man Down

The stress of filming may have proved too much for Joe, who couldn't help but rest his head and close his eyes for a few moments on set.


A shot like this, with Benji in the foreground, is what the production company team members may look at during a promo shoot to make sure they're capturing the scene they need.

Setting the Scene

Silly signs with not-so-silly safety reminders lined the walls of the classroom to further the educational atmosphere on set.

The Science of Cooking

Thanks to a few labeled drawings, the mentors managed to explain the basic science of simple culinary processes, like boiling water.

Record Keeping

The recruits jotted down everything from "random" notes to reminders like "must crush salt in fingers before the sprinkle" in their journals as filming got under way.

Vast Supply

Just in case the unexpected happened, the prop team purchased extra eggs to make sure they would not run out while filming.

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