Cooking can be very challenging, but if mastered, it can be a very useful skill and also be an excellent career path for people who even start their professional lives late. Cooking has no age bar or restrictions and can be taught to even those who do not have the knack for it. It is precisely on these people that USA-based reality show ‘Worst Cooks in America’ focuses. A show by Food Network, the competition format series aims to transform people with pathetic culinary skills and turn them into professional chefs.
Cooking shows usually enjoy a large audience, and ‘Worst Cooks in America’, owing to its uniqueness, enjoys quite some popularity across audiences, both in America and abroad.
Season 1 of the show first premiered on Food Network on January 3, 2010, and in the nine years that have passed since then, the show has cooked up a whopping 15 seasons. Despite having had such a long run, Food Network has renewed the show, and Season 16 is expected to make its way to viewers’ screens soon.
Worst Cooks In America Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of this show is not fixed, but if you had to choose one person whose role is quite predominant then it would be that of Anne Burrell, who is the primary judge of the competition format show. Every season Anne Burrell gets one or more co-hosts, and over the 15 seasons that have aired so far, celebrity chefs like Beau MacMillan, Robert Irvine, Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence, and Rachael Ray have featured as judges as well.
Worst Cooks in America Plot: What is it about?
‘Worst Cooks in America’ is a show all about food and cooking. Every season, there is a new batch of recruits who join. Each season, between 12-16 new contestants who claim to be the worst cooks in America take part in the show. They are put through an intense boot camp where they are taught various types of cooking techniques like baking, tempering, knife skills, preparations, seasoning, how to present and more. The goal of the TV show is to put these contestants to the test to see who comes out on top and wins – winners get an impressive prize money of $25,000. Along with the money they also get a Food Network cooking set.
In the show, the contestants are divided into two teams. Each week, one contestant must be eliminated from each team so that eventually each team has just one member standing. The last two contestants or finalists if you may, have to have a cook-off. Here, each finalist has to cook their own three-course meal which will be judged by critics who are experts in their culinary fields. The finalist who makes the best meal wins.