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Worst Cooks in America Season 18: Premiere Date, Cast, Hosts, Recap, Update

Updated September 16, 2019
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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. Overall, the reality show enjoys a decent rating of 6.4/10 on IMDb.

Season 1 of the show first premiered on Food Network on January 3, 2010, and in the ten years that have passed since then, the show has cooked up a whopping 17 seasons. Despite having had such a long run, Food Network is determined to keep the show going. Here’s everything we know about the next season of Worst Cooks in America.

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 17 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.

The winners also win bragging rights for their mentor. This cooking cum reality show proves how anyone from any walk of life can learn to cook, and not just cook, but cook well. It gives ordinary people a chance to demonstrate their as yet unexplored culinary inclinations and skills. The grueling competition puts the contestants to the test, and while some fail to deliver, others come out shining.

Season 16 of the show, which started airing on April 21, 2019, saw 8 celebrities enter the fray to try and become a professional chef. Over the course of the season, the contestants fought it out, and at the end of it all, Tonya Harding, the infamous retired figure skater, became the champion.

As it stands, it indeed appears that ‘Worst Chefs in America’ is headed towards yet another season, and the selection of contestants is ongoing at this moment. Filming is slated to take place soon.

Worst Cooks in America Season 18 Release Date: When will it premiere?

Worst Cooks in America season 17 premiered on August 4, 2019 on Food Network. Even though there’s no news on the next season of the show, we believe the show will be renewed for another season. You can expect Worst Cooks in America season 18 to release sometime in April, 2020.

Worst Cooks in America Trailer:

While we wait for Season 18, check out this funny clip of kitchen fails from the show.

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