CARLA HALL JOINS ANNE BURRELL TO MENTOR FRESH BATCH OF DISASTROUS COOKS IN BRAND-NEW SEASON OF “WORST COOKS IN AMERICA” PREMIERING SUNDAY, JANUARY 3RD AT 9PM ET/PT
Companion Series Worst Cooks in America: Dirty Dishes Follows Season Premiere Showcasing the Funniest and Most Outrageous Moments in Series History
Food Network kicks off the New Year with a brand-new season of fan-favorite series Worst Cooks in America and this time, Chef Carla Hall is facing off against Chef Anne Burrell to see who can transform their team of kitchen disasters into culinary masters. They have their work cut out for them as two teams of terrible cooks, one lead by Carla and the other by Anne, battle their way through a rigorous kitchen boot camp. From a farm-themed showdown to a “Meal or No Meal” game show and lumberjack pancake stack race, the challenges are tougher and more outrageous than ever. In the end, only the recruit who makes the most impressive culinary transformation wins the $25,000 grand prize and bragging rights for their team mentor. The season premieres with a 90-minute episode on Sunday, January 3rd at 9pm (all times ET/PT) on Food Network. Immediately following at 10:30pm, companion series Worst Cooks in America: Dirty Dishes begins its first-ever run. Each week, memorable boot camp alumni, celebrity recruits including Carson Kressley and Sonja Morgan, and comedians watch along and dish the dirt on the funniest episodes of Worst Cooks in America.
“Carla is the perfect addition as a Worst Cooks mentor – watching her and Anne tackle the almost insurmountable task of whipping these kitchen disasters into shape makes for a very entertaining season,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “On Dirty Dishes, the laughs are constant while watching the most outrageous show moments alongside celebrities, comedians and the recruits who lived them.”
This season’s recruits are: Watik Aleem (Aurora, Colorado); Cameron Bartlett (Norma, Oklahoma); Tiffany Billingsly (Greenwood, Idaho); Joy Blessing (Jacksonville, Florida); McKayla Carter (Blackshear, Georgia); Ayesha Dwyer (Wadsworth, Illinois); Chandali Gullick (Wichita, Kansas); Jonathan Hanna (New York, New York); JJ Hurt (Atlanta, Georgia); Stephanie James (Chicago, Illinois); Joey Kinsley (Rocky River, Ohio); Amber Leverette (Banner Elk, North Carolina); Laura Moore (Los Angeles, California) and Mo Nooreldin (Kirkland, Washington).
In the premiere episode, Anne and Carla welcome fourteen horrible cooks to boot camp and for the first challenge, they have the recruits make their favorite horrendously homemade dishes to show off their cooking chops, or lack thereof. Anne and Carla then pick teams and for the main challenge, the recruits are tasked with replicating Asian takeout dishes. The recruits on each team with the worst dishes are sent home and the rest move on to cook another day. Upcoming episodes include a farm-to-table challenge, all-seafood skill drill and a fast-paced game all about breakfast. In the finale on Sunday, February 28th at 9pm, the two most improved recruits put all their newly learned culinary skills to the test to impress a panel of food experts. Ultimately judges Adrienne Cheatham, JJ Johnson and George Mendes taste the dishes in a blind taste test and determine the winner of the $25,000 grand prize.
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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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