IRON CHEF ALEX GUARNASCHELLI TAKES ON WORST COOKS IN AMERICA AND JOINS ANNE BURRELL TO TRANSFORM KITCHEN DISASTERS INTO KITCHEN MASTERS
New Season Kicks Off with Super-Sized 90-Minute Premiere on Sunday, June 21 at 9pm ET/PT
Iron Chef and Supermarket Stakeout host Alex Guarnaschelli enters Worst Cooks in America boot camp as a mentor for the first time this summer, joining Anne Burrell to whip a cast of cooking-challenged recruits into culinary shape during a new season of the fan-favorite series. The two teams of atrocious cooks, one mentored by Alex and the other by Anne, need all the help they can get as they stumble their way through outrageous challenges designed to improve their kitchen skills. In the end, the one recruit who makes the biggest culinary transformation wins a $25,000 cash prize and bragging rights for their team leader. The seven-episode season premieres on Sunday, June 21st at 9pm (all times ET/PT) on Food Network.
“Worst Cooks is always filled with unexpected hilarious and inspirational moments, and Alex joining Anne as a mentor really brings the humor and expertise to the next level,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “Viewers are in for a fun ride with these two chefs in charge at boot camp.”
This season’s recruits are: Dolores Aguilar-Fernandez (Cypress, Texas); Evan Baker (Bismarck, North Dakota); Darian Barnes (Rahway, New Jersey); Holly Brooks (Lancaster, Pennsylvania); Zack Ignoffo (Chicago, Illinois); Domaine Javier (San Gabriel, California); Jewels McIlroy (Syracuse, New York); Johannes “Yo” Phelps (Davenport, Iowa); Ari Robinson (Simpsonville, South Carolina); Denise Schroder (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma); Louisa Sharamatyan (Glendale, California); Eric Smart (Los Angeles, California); Erin Sullivan (Mayfield, Kentucky) and Brianna Weidenbach (Martin, Tennessee).
In the premiere episode, Anne and Alex welcome fourteen of the country’s worst cooks with very frightened but open arms. In order to pick their teams, Anne and Alex must determine what they’re working with, so for their first baseline challenge the recruits are tasked with making their favorite childhood dish. Then for the main challenge, the recruits learn how to spice up their cooking by making Jamaican jerk chicken – and the two recruits who cluck it up are sent home. Upcoming episodes include a Japanese cuisine themed sushi-rolling and bento box challenge, blindfolded donut eating contest and a trip through past kitchen disasters. In the finale on Sunday, August 2nd at 9pm, the two most-improved recruits must prepare a three-course restaurant quality meal for judges Mary Giuliani, Julian Rodarte and James Tahhan in a blind taste-test to determine the winner of $25,000 and bragging rights for their team leader.
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About Worst Cooks in America TV Show
Chefs Anne Burrell and Jeff Mauro Mentor All-Star Cast in New Season Premiering Sunday, April 24th on Food Network and discovery+
The 90's are back in a big way with the star-studded series Worst Cooks in America Celebrity Edition: That's So 90's premiering Sunday, April 24th at 9pm (all times ET/PT) on Food Network and streaming on discovery+. In the new season, Anne Burrell is joined for the first time by Jeff Mauro to transform a roster of retro celebrity recruits from clueless in the kitchen to totally rad cooks. While these recruits were Hollywood darlings on television in the 90's, they never won anyone over with their cooking - so Anne and Jeff guide them through a series of rigorous challenges to improve their culinary game. From a short-order diner relay to superhero-themed obstacle course, the challenges are wilder and more outrageous than ever. Only the most-improved star left standing at the finale wins $25,000 for the charity of their choice and bragging rights for their team mentor. The recruits are: Lori Beth Denberg (All That), Elisa Donovan (Clueless), Tracey Gold (Growing Pains), Jennie Kwan (California Dreams), Matthew Lawrence (Boy Meets World), Mark Long (Road Rules), Jodie Sweetin (Full House), Nicholle Tom (The Nanny) and Curtis Williams (The Parent 'Hood).
"This cast is so much fun - and most of them have never spent this much time in the kitchen," said Courtney White, President, Food Network and Streaming Food Content, Discovery Inc. "The season is a nostalgia-filled blast with familiar faces, hilarious challenges and some impressive culinary transformations."
In the premiere episode, Anne and Jeff welcome a fresh batch of celebrity recruits to boot camp - these stars may have won over hearts in the 90's, but when it comes to cooking - they don't win over anyone's taste buds. In this battle to transform from culinary duds to "all that and a bag of chips" in the kitchen, Anne and Jeff must first get the 411 on skill levels they are working with. For a baseline challenge, the celebrities cook a potluck dinner and teams are then selected. In the main dish challenge, the recruits are tasked with making elevated versions of classic tv dinners - and while some dishes deserve to be syndicated, some should be cancelled. Upcoming episodes feature a 90's-style game show, tropical culinary adventure with coconuts and retro diner cooking relay. In the finale on Sunday, May 29th at 9pm, the two most-improved recruits must create a three-course restaurant quality meal for guest judges Ilan Hall, Nilou Motamed, and Ayesha Nurdjaja. After a blind tasting, the judges determine who is awarded $25,000 for their charity and bragging rights for their team leader.
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