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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Into the Fire

3 January 2010
Twenty-four of the country's worst home cooks come to New York City, in hopes of participating in a ten-day Culinary Boot Camp with Chefs Beau MacMillan and Anne Burrell.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef
Eddie Chang ... Himself - Contestant
Rachel Coleman ... Herself - Contestant
Jenny Cross ... Herself - Contestant
Sophia Ayala Gettys ... Herself
Marque Hernandez ... Himself - Contestant
Beau MacMillan ... Himself - Chef

Sauvion Morkunas ... Himself - Contestant
Jen Vecchio ... Herself - Contestant

Season 1, Episode 2: Looking Good

10 January 2010
The ten recruits take a trip to Arirang Hibachi Steakhouse, where, in their first Skill Drill, they must learn to execute five fundamental knife cuts. Then each Chef teaches their team a Teppanyaki-style dish.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef
Eddie Chang ... Himself - Contestant
Rachel Coleman ... Herself - Contestant
Jenny Cross ... Herself - Contestant
Marque Hernandez ... Himself - Contestant
Beau MacMillan ... Himself - Chef
Jen Vecchio ... Herself - Contestant

Season 1, Episode 3: Feelin' the Flavor

17 January 2010
To illustrate the importance of flavor, the Chefs provide the eight remaining recruits with a "blank canvas," jointly demonstrating a basic crepe dish.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef
Eddie Chang ... Himself - Contestant
Rachel Coleman ... Herself - Contestant
Jenny Cross ... Herself - Contestant
Marque Hernandez ... Himself - Contestant
Beau MacMillan ... Himself - Chef
Jen Vecchio ... Herself - Contestant

Season 1, Episode 4: Multitasking

24 January 2010
To show the importance of multitasking, each Chef teaches their team how to make fresh pasta, filling and sauce.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef
Eddie Chang ... Himself - Contestant
Rachel Coleman ... Herself - Contestant
Jenny Cross ... Herself - Contestant
Marque Hernandez ... Himself - Contestant
Beau MacMillan ... Himself - Chef
Jen Vecchio ... Herself - Contestant

Season 1, Episode 5: Are You Ready

31 January 2010
Each Chef teaches their two recruits a complicated dessert. Then, to test their retention of the recipe, the recruits must teach the dish to someone who knows even less about cooking than they do: high school football players!

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef
Eddie Chang ... Himself - Contestant
Judith Stein Coleman ... Herself - Rachel's Mom
Rachel Coleman ... Herself - Contestant
Jenny Cross ... Herself - Contestant
Beau MacMillan ... Himself - Chef
Jen Vecchio ... Herself - Contestant
Ted Vecchio ... Himself - Jen's Husband
Jennifer Versoza ... Herself - Eddie's Wife
Mary Williams ... Herself - Jenny's Grandmother

Season 1, Episode 6: Final Test

1 February 2010
The remaining two recruits meet their Chefs at Boot Camp, where they devise and plan menus for their final challenge: to prepare a three-course meal for food critics.
Karine Bakhoum ... Herself - Critic

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef
Judith Stein Coleman ... Herself - Rachel's Mother
Rachel Coleman ... Herself - Contestant
Jenny Cross ... Herself - Contestant

Alex Guarnaschelli ... Herself - Critic
Beau MacMillan ... Himself - Chef
Jeffrey Steingarten ... Himself - Critic

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: Worst Food Forward

2 January 2011
Hundreds of terrible home cooks came out for the nationwide auditions, but only 16 of the country's worst home cooks travel to New York City to compete in a culinary Boot Camp with Anne Burrell and Robert Irvine.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Robert Irvine ... Himself - Chef
Anna Altomari ... Herself - Contestant (as Anna)

Joshie Berger ... Himself - Contestant (as Joshie)
Georgann Coleman ... Herself - Contestant (as Georg)
Matt Crespi ... Himself - Contestant (as Matt)
Kelly Gray ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelly)
Priscilla Harden ... Herself - Contestant (as Priscilla)
Jeff Longcor ... Himself - Contestant (as Jeff)
Jennifer MacLean ... Herself - Contestant (as Jen)
Carlos Manuel ... Himself - Contestant (as Carlos)
Ty Miller ... Himself - Contestant (as Ty)
Kelsey Milos ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelsey)
Eric Ricupero ... Himself - Contestant (as Eric)
Kat Rose ... Herself - Contestant (as Kat)

Erika Rumsey ... Herself - Contestant (as Erika)
Anthony Scinto ... Himself - Contestant (as Anthony)
Lina Yu ... Herself - Contestant (as Lina)
Chas Pangburn ... Himself (uncredited)
Ashley Nicole Thomas ... Herself (uncredited)

Season 2, Episode 2: Farmageddon

9 January 2011
Awakened by a live chicken in their penthouse, the 14 remaining recruits take a field trip to a farm where Chefs Anne and Robert challenge them to prepare the perfect omelet for their Skill Drill.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Robert Irvine ... Himself - Chef
Anna Altomari ... Herself - Contestant (as Anna)

Joshie Berger ... Himself - Contestant (as Joshie)
Georgann Coleman ... Herself - Contestant (as Georg)
Matt Crespi ... Himself - Contestant (as Matt)
Kelly Gray ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelly)
Priscilla Harden ... Herself - Contestant (as Priscilla)
Jeff Longcor ... Himself - Contestant (as Jeff)
Jennifer MacLean ... Herself - Contestant (as Jen)
Carlos Manuel ... Himself - Contestant (as Carlos)
Ty Miller ... Himself - Contestant (as Ty)
Kelsey Milos ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelsey)
Kat Rose ... Herself - Contestant (as Kat)

Erika Rumsey ... Herself - Contestant (as Erika)
Anthony Scinto ... Himself - Contestant (as Anthony)

Season 2, Episode 3: Frozen to Fabulous

16 January 2011
After some difficulties, the recruits start in on the Main Dish Challenge where Chefs Anne and Robert demo a multi-component "Frozen Meal Makeover" using fresh and flavorful ingredients for the recruits to replicate.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Robert Irvine ... Himself - Chef
Anna Altomari ... Herself - Contestant (as Anna)

Joshie Berger ... Himself - Contestant (as Joshie)
Georgann Coleman ... Herself - Contestant (as Georg)
Matt Crespi ... Himself - Contestant (as Matt)
Kelly Gray ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelly)
Priscilla Harden ... Herself - Contestant (as Priscilla)
Jennifer MacLean ... Herself - Contestant (as Jen)
Carlos Manuel ... Himself - Contestant (as Carlos)
Ty Miller ... Himself - Contestant (as Ty)
Kelsey Milos ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelsey)
Kat Rose ... Herself - Contestant (as Kat)

Erika Rumsey ... Herself - Contestant (as Erika)

Season 2, Episode 4: Grill Skills

23 January 2011
The recruits must execute elegant meals for two, sit down to eat with their chef, and defend their dishes. The losing recruits are eliminated.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Robert Irvine ... Himself - Chef
Anna Altomari ... Herself - Contestant (as Anna)

Joshie Berger ... Himself - Contestant (as Joshie)
Georgann Coleman ... Herself - Contestant (as Georg)
Kelly Gray ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelly)
Jennifer MacLean ... Herself - Contestant (as Jen)
Carlos Manuel ... Himself - Contestant (as Carlos)
Ty Miller ... Himself - Contestant (as Ty)
Kelsey Milos ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelsey)
Kat Rose ... Herself - Contestant (as Kat)

Erika Rumsey ... Herself - Contestant (as Erika)

Season 2, Episode 5: Game Day Party

30 January 2011
For the Main Dish Challenge, the chefs shock their recruits with the news that they must cater an hors d'oeuvre party for NFL star Kris Jenkins and 30 of his guests! It's game time, and the 2 least successful cooks are cut.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Robert Irvine ... Himself - Chef

Joshie Berger ... Himself - Contestant (as Joshie)
Georgann Coleman ... Herself - Contestant (as Georg)
Kelly Gray ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelly)
Kris Jenkins ... Himself - Nose Tackle: NY Jets
Tashia Jenkins ... Herself - Kris' Wife
Dustin Keller ... Himself - Tight End: NY Jets
Jennifer MacLean ... Herself - Contestant (as Jen)
Carlos Manuel ... Himself - Contestant (as Carlos)
Ty Miller ... Himself - Contestant (as Ty)
Kelsey Milos ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelsey)
Kat Rose ... Herself - Contestant (as Kat)
Jamaal Westerman ... Himself - New York Jets Linebacker
Rodrique Wright ... Himself

Season 2, Episode 6: Facing Food Fears

6 February 2011
The remaining six recruits attempt to conquer intimidating ingredients when they visit The Meat Hook, a New York butcher shop, where they learn to make a sausage meal from scratch for their Skill Drill.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Robert Irvine ... Himself - Chef

Joshie Berger ... Himself - Contestant (as Joshie)
Georgann Coleman ... Herself - Contestant (as Georg)
Carlos Manuel ... Himself - Contestant (as Carlos)
Ty Miller ... Himself - Contestant (as Ty)
Kelsey Milos ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelsey)
Kat Rose ... Herself - Contestant (as Kat)

Season 2, Episode 7: Sweet Surprise

13 February 2011
The final four compete in a "Culinary Decathlon" Skill Drill to test their knowledge thus far.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Robert Irvine ... Himself - Chef

Joshie Berger ... Himself - Contestant (as Joshie)
Georgann Coleman ... Herself - Contestant (as Georg)
Carlos Manuel ... Himself - Contestant (as Carlos)
Teresa McCauley ... Herself - Georg's Partner (as Teresa)
Kelsey Milos ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelsey)
Kristofer Milos ... Himself - Kelsey's Husband (as Kristofer)
Rana Mishra ... Herself - Carlos' Sister (as Rana)
Marz Zavelevich ... Herself - Joshie's Girlfriend (as Marz)

Season 2, Episode 8: Worst to First

20 February 2011
The final two recruits face their toughest challenge yet: to prepare a three-course meal in a real restaurant kitchen for a panel of demanding gourmands.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Robert Irvine ... Himself - Chef

Donatella Arpaia ... Herself - Culinary Expert

Joshie Berger ... Himself - Contestant (as Joshie)
Georgann Coleman ... Herself - Contestant (as Georg)

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Culinary Expert

Drew Nieporent ... Himself - Culinary Expert

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: Best of the Worst

12 February 2012
Sixteen of the Worst Cooks In America arrive at Base Camp and attempt to "impress" Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay with their own signature dish.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef

Kelli Kirkland ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelli)
David K. Shelton ... Himself - Contestant (as David)
Dorothy Strouhal ... Herself - Contestant (as Dorothy)
Vinnie Caligiuri ... Himself - Contestant (as Vinnie)
Sarina Weeraprajuk ... Herself - Contestant (as Sarina)
Anthony Schiano ... Himself - Contestant (as Anthony)
Erica Weidner ... Herself - Contestant (as Erica)
Libby Floyd ... Herself - Contestant (as Libby)
Benjamin Dennis ... Himself - Contestant (as Benjamin)
Rachel Margolin ... Herself - Contestant (as Rachel)

Tiffany Michelle ... Herself - Contestant (as Tiffany)
Richard Chen ... Himself - Contestant (as Richard)
Melissa Rhodes ... Herself - Contestant (as Melissa)

Sean Bennett ... Himself - Contestant (as Bennett)
Sherrill Moss-Solomon ... Herself - Contestant (as Sherrill)
Robert Tamke ... Himself - Contestant (as Bob)

Season 3, Episode 2: Going Global

19 February 2012
The Recruits will be tested on an international level as they attempt to learn to make Hand Pulled Chinese Noodles and meatballs from around the globe. Will the Recruits pull through or will they create an international disaster?

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef

Sean Bennett ... Himself - Contestant (as Bennett)

Tiffany Michelle ... Herself - Contestant (as Tiffany)
Erica Weidner ... Herself - Contestant (as Erica)
Sarina Weeraprajuk ... Herself - Contestant (as Sarina)

Kelli Kirkland ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelli)
Benjamin Dennis ... Himself - Contestant (as Benjamin)
Sherrill Moss-Solomon ... Herself - Contestant (as Sherrill)
Anthony Schiano ... Himself - Contestant (as Anthony)
Robert Tamke ... Himself - Contestant (as Bob)
Rachel Margolin ... Herself - Contestant (as Rachel)
Vinnie Caligiuri ... Himself - Contestant (as Vinnie)
Melissa Rhodes ... Herself - Contestant (as Melissa)
David K. Shelton ... Himself - Contestant (as David)
Dorothy Strouhal ... Herself - Contestant (as Dorothy)

Season 3, Episode 3: Extreme Flavor

26 February 2012
It's all about flavors for the Recruits as they have to make and top their own pizza and have their palettes tested with extreme and odd flavor combinations. With 12 Recruits left they will all have to fight to taste victory!

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef
Dorothy Strouhal ... Herself - Contestant (as Dorothy)

Sean Bennett ... Himself - Contestant (as Bennett)

Kelli Kirkland ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelli)
Erica Weidner ... Herself - Contestant (as Erica)
Sarina Weeraprajuk ... Herself - Contestant (as Sarina)
David K. Shelton ... Himself - Contestant (as David)
Benjamin Dennis ... Himself - Contestant (as Benjamin)

Tiffany Michelle ... Herself - Contestant (as Tiffany)
Vinnie Caligiuri ... Himself - Contestant (as Vinnie)
Melissa Rhodes ... Herself - Contestant (as Melissa)
Anthony Schiano ... Himself - Contestant (as Anthony)
Robert Tamke ... Himself - Contestant (as Bob)

Season 3, Episode 4: Late Night/Date Night

4 March 2012
The ten remaining Recruits will be up all night learning how to make a late night treat at a local diner, then Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay will take it up a notch and teach them all an exquisite romantic entrée for two.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef
Anthony Schiano ... Himself - Contestant (as Anthony)
Sarina Weeraprajuk ... Herself - Contestant (as Sarina)

Sean Bennett ... Himself - Contestant (as Bennett)
Dorothy Strouhal ... Herself - Contestant (as Dorothy)

Tiffany Michelle ... Herself - Contestant (as Tiffany)
Benjamin Dennis ... Himself - Contestant (as Benjamin)
Melissa Rhodes ... Herself - Contestant (as Melissa)
Vinnie Caligiuri ... Himself - Contestant (as Vinnie)
David K. Shelton ... Himself - Contestant (as David)

Kelli Kirkland ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelli)

Season 3, Episode 5: Luck of the Irish

11 March 2012
It's a St. Patrick's Day surprise as the recruits have to cater a party for 40 hungry Irish New Yorkers.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef

Kelli Kirkland ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelli)
Anthony Schiano ... Himself - Contestant (as Anthony)

Tiffany Michelle ... Herself - Contestant (as Tiffany)
Vinnie Caligiuri ... Himself - Contestant (as Vinnie)
Dorothy Strouhal ... Herself - Contestant (as Dorothy)
David K. Shelton ... Himself - Contestant (as David)
Melissa Rhodes ... Herself - Contestant (as Melissa)
Benjamin Dennis ... Himself - Contestant (as Benjamin)

Season 3, Episode 6: Something Fishy

18 March 2012
It's time to get down and dirty as the recruits visit a fish market and have to make a colossal raw bar tower. Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay will then put their names on the line as the recruits cook for the chefs' own families!

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef

Kelli Kirkland ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelli)
Vinnie Caligiuri ... Himself - Contestant (as Vinnie)

Tiffany Michelle ... Herself - Contestant (as Tiffany)
Melissa Rhodes ... Herself - Contestant (as Melissa)
David K. Shelton ... Himself - Contestant (as David)
Dorothy Strouhal ... Herself - Contestant (as Dorothy)

Season 3, Episode 7: Kicked Off by Kin Folk

25 March 2012
The recruits have to impress their hardest critics yet in hopes of moving on to the finale. First they'll feed 30 screaming 3rd graders, then they'll have to cook a family style meal for their loved ones.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef

Kelli Kirkland ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelli)
David K. Shelton ... Himself - Contestant (as David)
Vinnie Caligiuri ... Himself - Contestant (as Vinnie)
Melissa Rhodes ... Herself - Contestant (as Melissa)
David Workinger ... Himself - Melissa's Fiancé (as David)
Matt Powers ... Himself - Kelli's Husband (as Matt)
Ryan Caligiuri ... Himself - Vinnie's Son (as Ryan)
Tenae Shelton ... Herself - David's Wife (as Tenae)

Season 3, Episode 8: Worst to First: The Final Battle

1 April 2012
It's winner takes all as the final two Recruits battle it out for $25,000. Each Recruit will have to cook a full restaurant style dinner for three of America's best chefs. Who will move from worst to first?

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef
Vinnie Caligiuri ... Himself - Contestant (as Vinnie)

Kelli Kirkland ... Herself - Contestant (as Kelli)

Marcus Samuelsson ... Himself - Judge

Susan Feniger ... Herself - Judge & Restauranteur & Cookbook Author
David Burke ... Himself - Judge & Chef and Owner: David Burke Kitchen

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 0: Season 4 Sneak Peek

28 January 2013


Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef
Carla Johnson ... Herself - Contestant (as Carla)

Aadip Desai ... Himself - Contestant (as Aadip)

Alina Bolshakova ... Herself - Contestant (as Alina)
Diana De Rosa ... Herself - Contestant (as Diana)
Michael Haydin ... Himself - Contestant (as Michael)
Bob Schaefer ... Himself - Contestant (as Dr. Bob)

Kitty Crystal ... Herself - Contestant (uncredited)

Season 4, Episode 1: The Worst of the Worst

17 February 2013
Chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay find 14 of the worst cooks in America.

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef
Carla Johnson ... Herself - Contestant (as Carla)
Michael Haydin ... Himself - Contestant (as Michael)
Michael Paul ... Himself - Contestant (as Big Mike)
Alex Stein ... Himself - Contestant (as Alex)

Aadip Desai ... Himself - Contestant (as Aadip)
Bob Schaefer ... Himself - Contestant (as Dr. Bob)

Rasheeda Brown ... Herself - Contestant (as Rasheeda)
Tim Burger ... Himself - Contestant (as Tim)

Alina Bolshakova ... Herself - Contestant (as Alina)
Chet Pourciau ... Himself - Contestant (as Chet)
Diana De Rosa ... Herself - Contestant (as Diana)

Kitty Crystal ... Herself - Contestant (as Crystal)
Suzanne Mangogna ... Herself - Contestant (as Sue)
Carrie Lee Riggins ... Herself - Contestant (as Carrie Lee)

Season 4, Episode 2: Straight Edge Skills

24 February 2013
Chefs Burrell and Flay test the knife skills of the worst cooks in America.

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef
Bob Schaefer ... Himself - Contestant (as Dr. Bob)
Alex Stein ... Himself - Contestant (as Alex)
Michael Haydin ... Himself - Contestant (as Michael)
Carla Johnson ... Herself - Contestant (as Carla)
Carrie Lee Riggins ... Herself - Contestant (as Carrie Lee)
Chet Pourciau ... Himself - Contestant (as Chet)
Michael Paul ... Himself - Contestant (as Big Mike)

Rasheeda Brown ... Herself - Contestant (as Rasheeda)

Aadip Desai ... Himself - Contestant (as Aadip)

Kitty Crystal ... Herself - Contestant (as Crystal)

Alina Bolshakova ... Herself - Contestant (as Alina)
Suzanne Mangogna ... Herself - Contestant (as Sue)

Season 4, Episode 3: Fire and Ice

3 March 2013
Chefs Burrell and Flay try to train the remaining 10 recruits' palates.

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef
Michael Haydin ... Himself - Contestant (as Michael)
Suzanne Mangogna ... Herself - Contestant (as Sue)
Alex Stein ... Himself - Contestant (as Alex)
Carla Johnson ... Herself - Contestant (as Carla)
Carrie Lee Riggins ... Herself - Contestant (as Carrie Lee)

Alina Bolshakova ... Herself - Contestant (as Alina)

Rasheeda Brown ... Herself - Contestant (as Rasheeda)

Aadip Desai ... Himself - Contestant (as Aadip)

Kitty Crystal ... Herself - Contestant (as Crystal)
Chet Pourciau ... Himself - Contestant (as Chet)
Willie Degel ... Himself

Season 4, Episode 4: Do It Yourself Cooking

10 March 2013
The recruits learn to stop relying on others and to cook for themselves, when they make their own Chinese takeout. Later, Ron Ben Israel ("Sweet Genius" (2011) joins them in the kitchen, as they attempt to bake cakes.

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef
Michael Haydin ... Himself - Contestant (as Michael)
Chet Pourciau ... Himself - Contestant (as Chet)
Carla Johnson ... Herself - Contestant (as Carla)
Carrie Lee Riggins ... Herself - Contestant (as Carrie Lee)
Suzanne Mangogna ... Herself - Contestant (as Sue)

Kitty Crystal ... Herself - Contestant (as Crystal)

Alina Bolshakova ... Herself - Contestant (as Alina)

Rasheeda Brown ... Herself - Contestant (as Rasheeda)

Ron Ben Israel ... Himself - Guest Chef

Season 4, Episode 5: Face Your Fears of Feeding Others

17 March 2013
The six remaining recruits offer samples of their cooking to shoppers at a grocery store; and later, host a party for large, hairy, scary bikers.

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef
Chet Pourciau ... Himself - Contestant (as Chet)
Michael Haydin ... Himself - Contestant (as Michael)

Rasheeda Brown ... Herself - Contestant (as Rasheeda)
Carla Johnson ... Herself - Contestant (as Carla)

Alina Bolshakova ... Herself - Contestant (as Alina)
Suzanne Mangogna ... Herself - Contestant (as Sue)

Season 4, Episode 6: Revisit Your Past Before the Last

24 March 2013
The four recruits get a surprise: they get to cook for their loved ones.

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef
Chet Pourciau ... Himself - Contestant (as Chet)

Rasheeda Brown ... Herself - Contestant (as Rasheeda)

Alina Bolshakova ... Herself - Contestant (as Alina)
Suzanne Mangogna ... Herself - Contestant (as Sue)
Marshall ... Himself - Alina's Friend
Earlie Mae Pourciau ... Herself - Chet's Mother (as Earlie Mae)
Aisha Brown ... Herself - Rasheeda's Sister (as Aisha)
Christopher Mangogna ... Himself - Sue's Son (as Christopher)

Season 4, Episode 7: So Close I Can Almost Taste It

31 March 2013
It's Anne Burrell vs. Bobby Flay in the Worst Cooks in America finale.

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rasheeda Brown ... Herself - Contestant (as Rasheeda)

Alina Bolshakova ... Herself - Contestant (as Alina)
Carla Johnson ... Herself - Team Flay (as Carla)

Anita Lo ... Herself - Judge

Floyd Cardoz ... Himself - Judge
Andrew Carmellini ... Himself - Judge
Suzanne Mangogna ... Herself - Team Burrell (as Sue)

Aadip Desai ... Himself - Team Burrell (as Aadip)
Michael Haydin ... Himself - Team Burrell (as Michael)
Chet Pourciau ... Himself - Team Flay (as Chet)
Michael Paul ... Himself - Team Flay (as Big Mike)

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 0: Best of Worst Cooks in America

12 February 2014

Season 5, Episode 1: Worse Than Ever

17 February 2014
Coming off her first loss in four seasons, to Bobby Flay, Anne Burrell is out for revenge. In a rematch, they scour the country for the 14 worst cooks in America, pick teams and gives the recruits their first cooking lesson.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef
Benjamin Hunter Brown III ... Himself - Contestant (as Benji)
Casey Pentony ... Herself - Contestant (as Casey)

Amber Brauner ... Herself - Contestant (as Amber)
Michael Glazer ... Himself - Contestant (as Mike)

Lance Green ... Himself - Contestant (as Lance)
Daniel Beyda ... Himself - Contestant (as Danny)
Jamie Thomas ... Himself - Contestant (as Jamie)
Muneerah Warner ... Herself - Contestant (as Muneerah)
Carie Pullano-Keller ... Herself - Contestant (as Carie)
Carol Holder ... Herself - Contestant (as Carol)
Stephanie St. Aubin ... Herself - Contestant (as Stephanie)
Danielle Ruiz-Wiley ... Herself - Contestant (as Danielle)
Ken Hsu ... Himself - Contestant (as Ken)

Joe Slaughter ... Himself - Contestant (as Joe)

Season 5, Episode 2: Scratching the Surface

24 February 2014
Since Chefs Bobby and Anne are starting from scratch with these bad cooks, the lessons for the week involve learning to cook from scratch -- including an "udder-ly" hands-on experience sourcing milk for homemade cheese.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef

Amber Brauner ... Herself - Contestant (as Amber)
Michael Glazer ... Himself - Contestant (as Mike)
Stephanie St. Aubin ... Herself - Contestant (as Stephanie)
Jamie Thomas ... Himself - Contestant (as Jamie)
Carol Holder ... Herself - Contestant (as Carol)
Benjamin Hunter Brown III ... Himself - Contestant (as Benji)

Joe Slaughter ... Himself - Contestant (as Joe)
Danielle Ruiz-Wiley ... Herself - Contestant (as Danielle)

Lance Green ... Himself - Contestant (as Lance)
Ken Hsu ... Himself - Contestant (as Ken)
Daniel Beyda ... Himself - Contestant (as Danny)
Carie Pullano-Keller ... Herself - Contestant (as Carie)

Season 5, Episode 3: Glazed and Confused

3 March 2014
It's time to learn how to build flavors. From a sweet skill drill making doughnuts to a savory main dish challenge making roulades, the recruits are asked to experiment for the first time and create their own take dishes.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef
Michael Glazer ... Himself - Contestant (as Mike)
Danielle Ruiz-Wiley ... Herself - Contestant (as Danielle)
Jamie Thomas ... Himself - Contestant (as Jamie)

Joe Slaughter ... Himself - Contestant (as Joe)

Amber Brauner ... Herself - Contestant (as Amber)
Carol Holder ... Herself - Contestant (as Carol)
Carie Pullano-Keller ... Herself - Contestant (as Carie)
Daniel Beyda ... Himself - Contestant (as Danny)
Ken Hsu ... Himself - Contestant (as Ken)
Stephanie St. Aubin ... Herself - Contestant (as Stephanie)

Season 5, Episode 4: Surprise!

10 March 2014
The recruits may have mastered putting out one plate of food but they are still a far cry from being able to cook for their families. Anne Burrell's and Bobby Flay's challenges this week teach them how to cook quantity.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef

Amber Brauner ... Herself - Contestant (as Amber)
Daniel Beyda ... Himself - Contestant (as Danny)
Michael Glazer ... Himself - Contestant (as Mike)
Jamie Thomas ... Himself - Contestant (as Jamie)
Carol Holder ... Herself - Contestant (as Carol)
Danielle Ruiz-Wiley ... Herself - Contestant (as Danielle)
Carie Pullano-Keller ... Herself - Contestant (as Carie)
Stephanie St. Aubin ... Herself - Contestant (as Stephanie)

Betsey Johnson ... Herself - Fashion Designer
Lulu Johnson ... Herself - Fashion Designer

Season 5, Episode 5: Two-A-Day

17 March 2014
The recruits face two challenges in one day, beginning with making breakfast for Bobby and Anne.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef
Jamie Thomas ... Himself - Contestant (as Jamie)
Daniel Beyda ... Himself - Contestant (as Danny)

Amber Brauner ... Herself - Contestant (as Amber)
Sarabeth Levine ... Herself - Chef and Restauranteur
Michael Glazer ... Himself - Contestant (as Mike)
Stephanie St. Aubin ... Herself - Contestant (as Stephanie)
Carie Pullano-Keller ... Herself - Contestant (as Carie)

Season 5, Episode 6: Eat, Pray, Love

24 March 2014
The final four recruits cook for their loved ones during a blind-tasting challenge to determine who will compete in the final.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef

Amber Brauner ... Herself - Contestant (as Amber)
Michael Glazer ... Himself - Contestant (as Mike)
Jamie Thomas ... Himself - Contestant (as Jamie)
Daniel Beyda ... Himself - Contestant (as Danny)
Lindsay Monahan ... Herself - Mike's Girlfriend (as Lindsay)
Paco Garcia Hurtado ... Himself - Jamie's Husband (as Paco)
Zoi Brauner ... Herself - Amber's Daughter (as Zoi)
Ali Beyda ... Herself - Danny's Daughter (as Ali)

Season 5, Episode 7: Timer's Up

31 March 2014
It's Bobby Fray's last recruit versus Anne Burrell's last recruit to determine the ultimate winner of Worst Cooks in America. Finalists cook a three-course meal in a professional restaurant kitchen for a panel of culinary experts.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Bobby Flay ... Himself - Chef
Jamie Thomas ... Himself - Contestant (as Jamie)

Amber Brauner ... Herself - Contestant (as Amber)
Maneet Chauhan ... Herself - Judge

Spike Mendelsohn ... Himself - Judge
Jimmy Bradley ... Himself - Judge

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: It Just Keeps Getting Worse

4 January 2015
Tyler Florence competes against Anne Burrell in Season 6, which begins with 14 new recruits being selected for boot camp. Later, they learn how to make a romantic meal.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Tyler Florence ... Himself - Chef
Christina Oster ... Herself - Contestant (as Christina)
Leopold Nunan ... Himself - Contestant (as Leo)
Susie Babin ... Herself - Contestant (as Susie)

Kortni Montgomery ... Herself - Contestant (as Kortni)
Stephanie Streisand ... Herself - Contestant (as Stephanie)

David Eric Rosenberg ... Himself - Contestant (as David)
Michael Six Muldoon ... Himself - Contestant (as Michael 'Six')
Sarah Bettendorf ... Herself - Contestant (as Sarah)

Genique Freeman ... Herself - Contestant (as Genique)
Jason Dixon ... Himself - Contestant (as Jason)
Kristen Redmond ... Herself - Contestant (as Kristen)
Sharif Dean ... Himself - Contestant (as Sharif)
Norman Wilson ... Himself - Contestant (as Norman)
Mike Kennedy ... Himself - Contestant (as Mike)

Season 6, Episode 2: Prepping for Success

11 January 2015
Anne and Tyler play a game of "Family Food" with the recruits, in order to test their gastronomical knowledge. Later, knife skills are sharpened before they attempt to cook paella.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Tyler Florence ... Himself - Chef

Kortni Montgomery ... Herself - Contestant (as Kortni)
Sarah Bettendorf ... Herself - Contestant (as Sarah)
Michael Six Muldoon ... Himself - Contestant (as Michael 'Six')
Leopold Nunan ... Himself - Contestant (as Leo)

David Eric Rosenberg ... Himself - Contestant (as David)
Norman Wilson ... Himself - Contestant (as Norman)
Sharif Dean ... Himself - Contestant (as Sharif)
Mike Kennedy ... Himself - Contestant (as Mike)
Kristen Redmond ... Herself - Contestant (as Kristen)

Genique Freeman ... Herself - Contestant (as Genique)
Susie Babin ... Herself - Contestant (as Susie)
Stephanie Streisand ... Herself - Contestant (as Stephanie)

Season 6, Episode 3: Spice Up Your Life

18 January 2015
The recruits experiment with flavor combinations when making crepes and internationally-inspired tacos.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Tyler Florence ... Himself - Chef

David Eric Rosenberg ... Himself - Contestant (as David)
Norman Wilson ... Himself - Contestant (as Norman)
Sarah Bettendorf ... Herself - Contestant (as Sarah)
Kristen Redmond ... Herself - Contestant (as Kristen)
Mike Kennedy ... Himself - Contestant (as Mike)
Sharif Dean ... Himself - Contestant (as Sharif)
Leopold Nunan ... Himself - Contestant (as Leo)
Michael Six Muldoon ... Himself - Contestant (as Michael 'Six')

Kortni Montgomery ... Herself - Contestant (as Kortni)

Genique Freeman ... Herself - Contestant (as Genique)

Season 6, Episode 4: Scared Straight Into the Kitchen

25 January 2015
Deep-fried fan favorites for game day are prepared by the recruits, who are also given the challenge of breaking down a raw squid for pasta with calamari.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Tyler Florence ... Himself - Chef
Leopold Nunan ... Himself - Contestant (as Leo)

David Eric Rosenberg ... Himself - Contestant (as David)

Genique Freeman ... Herself - Contestant (as Genique)
Sarah Bettendorf ... Herself - Contestant (as Sarah)
Norman Wilson ... Himself - Contestant (as Norman)
Kristen Redmond ... Herself - Contestant (as Kristen)
Sharif Dean ... Himself - Contestant (as Sharif)

Kortni Montgomery ... Herself - Contestant (as Kortni)

Season 6, Episode 5: Feeding Frenzy

1 February 2015
The recruits make breakfast for meteorologist Ginger Zee; and cook in large quantities when catering a dinner party for past contestants.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Tyler Florence ... Himself - Chef
Ginger Zee ... Herself - Guest Judge
Sarah Bettendorf ... Herself - Contestant (as Sarah)
Norman Wilson ... Himself - Contestant (as Norman)
Leopold Nunan ... Himself - Contestant (as Leo)

Genique Freeman ... Herself - Contestant (as Genique)
Kristen Redmond ... Herself - Contestant (as Kristen)
Sharif Dean ... Himself - Contestant (as Sharif)
Jamie Thomas ... Himself - Dinner Guest (as Jamie)
Carol Holder ... Herself - Dinner Guest (as Carol)
Daniel Beyda ... Himself - Dinner Guest (as Danny)
Erica Weidner ... Herself - Dinner Guest (as Erica)

Season 6, Episode 6: Blast from the Past

8 February 2015
The final four recreate their signature dishes from episode 1; and later, cook for family members, who will help decide which two recruits compete in the season finale.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Tyler Florence ... Himself - Chef
Leopold Nunan ... Himself - Contestant (as Leo)
Sarah Bettendorf ... Herself - Contestant (as Sarah)

Genique Freeman ... Herself - Contestant (as Genique)
Kristen Redmond ... Herself - Contestant (as Kristen)
Ted Norris III ... Himself - Sarah's Brother (as Ted)
Thomas Soveg ... Himself - Leo's Boyfriend (as Thomas)
Richard Freeman ... Himself - Genique's Dad (as Richard)
Rick Redmond ... Himself - Kristen's Dad (as Rick)

Season 6, Episode 7: Final Food Fight

15 February 2015
In the Season 6 finale, the final two recruits compete for the $25,000 prize. The winner is chosen after they serve a three-course meal to a panel of expert judges.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Tyler Florence ... Himself - Chef

Genique Freeman ... Herself - Contestant (as Genique)
Kristen Redmond ... Herself - Contestant (as Kristen)

Jonathan Waxman ... Himself - Judge

Sue Torres ... Herself - Judge

Marc Murphy ... Himself - Judge

Season 7


Season 7, Episode 1: Celebrity Pot-Un-Lucky

23 September 2015
In the Season 7 premiere, celebrities who can't cook compete in teams, headed by Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray. But first, they prepare dishes for a potluck assessment; and one of the celebs doesn't make the cut.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef

Dean Cain ... Himself - Contestant

Ellen Cleghorne ... Herself - Contestant

Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley ... Herself - Contestant

Jaleel White ... Himself - Contestant

Kendra Wilkinson ... Herself - Contestant

Barry Williams ... Himself - Contestant

Chris Soules ... Himself - Contestant

Season 7, Episode 2: Takeout or Get Out

30 September 2015
The celebrity recruits put their palates to the test, during a blindfolded taste and identity game. Later, they tackle making their own takeout-style dishes.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef

Dean Cain ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Ellen Cleghorne ... Herself - Contestant

Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley ... Herself - Contestant

Jaleel White ... Himself - Contestant

Kendra Wilkinson ... Herself - Contestant

Barry Williams ... Himself - Contestant

Chris Soules ... Himself - Contestant

Season 7, Episode 3: Celebrity Showdown

7 October 2015
The celebrity recruits play a competitive game, that tests their food knowledge. Later, they are tasked with creating a signature sandwich.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef

Dean Cain ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Ellen Cleghorne ... Herself - Contestant

Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley ... Herself - Contestant

Jaleel White ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Kendra Wilkinson ... Herself - Contestant

Barry Williams ... Himself - Contestant

Chris Soules ... Himself - Contestant

Season 7, Episode 4: Riddle Me This

14 October 2015
The teams have to fill in missing parts of a recipe and then prepare it; and they are tasked with making a seafood dish served with fresh pasta.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef

Dean Cain ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Ellen Cleghorne ... Herself - Contestant

Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley ... Herself - Contestant

Jaleel White ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Kendra Wilkinson ... Herself - Contestant

Barry Williams ... Himself - Contestant

Chris Soules ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Season 7, Episode 5: Tapas Can't Stop Us

21 October 2015
The final three celebrities battle it out for a spot in the finale. Challenges include making chips, salsa and guacamole from scratch; and their multitasking skills are put to the test, when preparing tapas.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef

Dean Cain ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Ellen Cleghorne ... Herself - Contestant

Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley ... Herself - Contestant

Jaleel White ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Kendra Wilkinson ... Herself - Contestant

Barry Williams ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Chris Soules ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Season 7, Episode 6: Celebrity: Final Food Fight

28 October 2015
In the Season 7 finale, the final two celebrity recruits compete for $50,000 for their charity. The winner is chosen, after they serve a refined three-course meal to a panel of expert judges.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef

Dean Cain ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Ellen Cleghorne ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley ... Herself - Contestant

Jaleel White ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Kendra Wilkinson ... Herself - Contestant

Barry Williams ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Chris Soules ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Jamie Bissonnette ... Himself - Judge

Madison Cowan ... Himself - Judge

Ross Mathews ... Himself - Judge (as Ross Matthews)

Season 8


Season 8, Episode 1: Fear the Worst

3 January 2016
Season 8 begins with Tyler Florence returning for a rematch against reigning champ Anne Burrell. First, they choose 14 terrible cooks during an open casting call.

Tyler Florence ... Himself - Chef

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Donna Koen ... Herself - Contestant (as Donna)
Lawrence Crawford ... Himself - Contestant (as Lawrence)
Ernie Adkins ... Himself - Contestant (as Ernie)
Chanda Havard ... Herself - Contestant (as Chanda)

Nick Jax Slater ... Himself - Contestant (as Nick)
Ty Snow ... Himself - Contestant (as Ty)
Jeni Erdman ... Herself - Contestant (as Jeni)
David Fouts ... Himself - Contestant (as David)
Taylor Hooper ... Himself - Contestant (as Taylor)

Holgie Forrester ... Herself - Contestant (as Holgie)
Cindy Nguyen ... Herself - Contestant (as Cindy)
Ginny Meerman ... Herself - Contestant (as Ginny)
Rachel Thomas ... Herself - Contestant (as Rachel)
Glenda Galeano ... Herself - Contestant (as Glenda)

Season 8, Episode 2: Getting Stuffed

10 January 2016
It comes down to the wire, as the teams stuff and prepare a delicate cut of meat. But first, the recruits have their food knowledge tested in a game show-style battle, where they go head-to-head to win steps for an incomplete recipe.
Ginny Meerman ... Herself - Contestant (as Ginny)
Taylor Hooper ... Himself - Contestant (as Taylor)
Rachel Thomas ... Herself - Contestant (as Rachel)
Ernie Adkins ... Himself - Contestant (as Ernie)

Donna Koen ... Herself - Contestant (as Donna)

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Tyler Florence ... Himself - Chef
Lawrence Crawford ... Himself - Contestant (as Lawrence)
Glenda Galeano ... Herself - Contestant (as Glenda)

Holgie Forrester ... Herself - Contestant (as Holgie)
Ty Snow ... Himself - Contestant (as Ty)
Cindy Nguyen ... Herself - Contestant (as Cindy)

Nick Jax Slater ... Himself - Contestant (as Nick)
Chanda Havard ... Herself - Contestant (as Chanda)

Season 8, Episode 3: 50 Shades of Flavor

17 January 2016
The recruits learn about flavor combinations by taste-testing some unlikely pairings. Later, they get creative constructing unique ice cream sandwiches; and they come up with interesting fillings for empanadas.

Tyler Florence ... Himself - Chef

Nick Jax Slater ... Himself - Contestant (as Nick)

Donna Koen ... Herself - Contestant (as Donna)
Taylor Hooper ... Himself - Contestant (as Taylor)

Holgie Forrester ... Herself - Contestant (as Holgie)
Ernie Adkins ... Himself - Contestant (as Ernie)
Rachel Thomas ... Herself - Contestant (as Rachel)
Chanda Havard ... Herself - Contestant (as Chanda)
Lawrence Crawford ... Himself - Contestant (as Lawrence)
Ginny Meerman ... Herself - Contestant (as Ginny)
Glenda Galeano ... Herself - Contestant (as Glenda)

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Season 8, Episode 4: Taking It to the Streets

24 January 2016
A lesson in multitasking is followed by the recruits, scrambling to cook four eggs in four different ways. Later, Asian street food determines who stays and who goes.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Tyler Florence ... Himself - Chef
Rachel Thomas ... Herself - Contestant (as Rachel)
Ginny Meerman ... Herself - Contestant (as Ginny)

Nick Jax Slater ... Himself - Contestant (as Nick)

Donna Koen ... Herself - Contestant (as Donna)
Chanda Havard ... Herself - Contestant (as Chanda)
Taylor Hooper ... Himself - Contestant (as Taylor)

Holgie Forrester ... Herself - Contestant (as Holgie)
Lawrence Crawford ... Himself - Contestant (as Lawrence)

Season 8, Episode 5: The Cod Squad

31 January 2016
Exotic proteins are used in a slider challenge. Later, the recruits are faced with filleting a whole cod to make fish and chips.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Tyler Florence ... Himself - Chef

Holgie Forrester ... Herself - Contestant (as Holgie)
Taylor Hooper ... Himself - Contestant (as Taylor)
Ginny Meerman ... Herself - Contestant (as Ginny)
Lawrence Crawford ... Himself - Contestant (as Lawrence)
Chanda Havard ... Herself - Contestant (as Chanda)

Nick Jax Slater ... Himself - Contestant (as Nick)

Season 8, Episode 6: Blast from the Past

7 February 2016


Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Tyler Florence ... Himself - Chef
Taylor Hooper ... Himself - Contestant (as Taylor)
Lawrence Crawford ... Himself - Contestant (as Lawrence)
Ginny Meerman ... Herself - Contestant (as Ginny)

Nick Jax Slater ... Himself - Contestant (as Nick)
Samantha Slater ... Herself - Nick's Wife (as Samantha)
Whitney ... Herself - Taylor's Fiancée
Tenahya Crawford ... Herself - Lawrence's Wife (as Tenahya)
Rich ... Himself - Ginny's Boyfriend

Season 8, Episode 7: Final Food Fight 8

14 February 2016
Anne and Tyler's final two recruits plan a refined three-course menu for a judges' panel of culinary experts. In the end, only the dishes can prove which recruit has gone from worst to best and will win the $25,000 prize.

Nick Jax Slater ... Himself - Contestant (as Nick)
Lawrence Crawford ... Himself - Contestant (as Lawrence)

Tyler Florence ... Himself - Chef

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Madison Cowan ... Himself - Judge
John Seymour ... Himself - Judge
Kristin Sollenne ... Herself - Judge

Season 9


Season 9, Episode 1: Celebrity: Celebrity Dish-Asters

14 September 2016
Celebrity contestants compete in the Season 9 premiere, which begins with Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray assessing the skills (or lack thereof) of their celebrity recruits, who are asked to cook a dish, using some unique ingredients from Hollywood gift swag bags. Later, instructions are given for how to prepare a simple steak and eggs dish.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef

Mindy Cohn ... Herself - Contestant

Matt Dallas ... Himself - Contestant

Tommy Davidson ... Himself - Contestant

Barbara Eden ... Herself - Contestant

John Henson ... Himself - Contestant

Loni Love ... Herself - Contestant

Kenya Moore ... Herself - Contestant

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino ... Himself - Contestant (as Mike Sorrentino)

Nicole Sullivan ... Herself - Contestant

Season 9, Episode 2: Celebrity: Hawaiian Pig and a Poke

21 September 2016
The celebrity recruits are introduced to unique tropical flavors and then given the task of replicating Hawaiian poke and pork dishes.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef

Mindy Cohn ... Herself - Contestant

Matt Dallas ... Himself - Contestant

Tommy Davidson ... Himself - Contestant

Barbara Eden ... Herself - Contestant

John Henson ... Himself - Contestant

Loni Love ... Herself - Contestant

Kenya Moore ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino ... Himself - Contestant (as Mike Sorrentino)

Nicole Sullivan ... Herself - Contestant

Season 9, Episode 3: Celebrity: Oktoberfest Feast

28 September 2016
Anne and Rachael get into the spirit of Oktoberfest by having their teams cook a traditional wiener schnitzel. But there's a twist when the challenge involves a relay race. Then, sausage is made from scratch.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef

Mindy Cohn ... Herself - Contestant

Matt Dallas ... Himself - Contestant

Tommy Davidson ... Himself - Contestant

Barbara Eden ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

John Henson ... Himself - Contestant

Loni Love ... Herself - Contestant

Kenya Moore ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino ... Himself - Contestant (as Mike Sorrentino)

Nicole Sullivan ... Herself - Contestant

Season 9, Episode 4: Celebrity: Boooot Camp!

5 October 2016
Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray get Halloween-ready with scary challenges for the celebrities like unique monster Bloody Marys and frightening foods in their main dish. Then two celebrities face a "devilish" elimination challenge.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef

Mindy Cohn ... Herself - Contestant

Matt Dallas ... Himself - Contestant

Tommy Davidson ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Barbara Eden ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

John Henson ... Himself - Contestant

Loni Love ... Herself - Contestant

Kenya Moore ... Herself - Contestant

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino ... Himself - Contestant (as Mike Sorrentino)

Nicole Sullivan ... Herself - Contestant

Season 9, Episode 5: Celebrity: Celebrity Cheat Meals

12 October 2016
A game of Family Food is played by the celebrity recruits, who are asked food and pop culture questions. Later, they must make chicken and waffles exactly as demonstrated by their mentors, Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef

Mindy Cohn ... Herself - Contestant

Matt Dallas ... Himself - Contestant

Tommy Davidson ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Barbara Eden ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

John Henson ... Himself - Contestant

Loni Love ... Herself - Contestant

Kenya Moore ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino ... Himself - Contestant (as Mike Sorrentino)

Nicole Sullivan ... Herself - Contestant

Season 9, Episode 6: Celebrity: Hollywood Goes Bollywood

19 October 2016
The tables are turned, when the remaining celebrities are instituted to teach hosts Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray how to make a dish. Then, the celebs are introduced to the often intimidating world of Indian cooking in their main dish challenge.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef

Mindy Cohn ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Matt Dallas ... Himself - Contestant

Tommy Davidson ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Barbara Eden ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

John Henson ... Himself - Contestant

Loni Love ... Herself - Contestant

Kenya Moore ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino ... Himself - Contestant (as Mike Sorrentino)

Nicole Sullivan ... Herself - Contestant

Season 9, Episode 7: Celebrity: Live and Let Dough

26 October 2016
The celebrities must prepare a recipe with missing key words; the remaining recruits must make complex pasta dishes for special guests and former contestants Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley and Kendra Wilkinson.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef

Mindy Cohn ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Matt Dallas ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Tommy Davidson ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Barbara Eden ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

John Henson ... Himself - Contestant

Loni Love ... Herself - Contestant

Kenya Moore ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino ... Himself - Contestant (as Mike Sorrentino)

Nicole Sullivan ... Herself - Contestant

Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley ... Herself - Season 7 Finalist

Kendra Wilkinson ... Herself - Season 7 Finalist

Season 9, Episode 8: Celebrity: The Final Showdown

2 November 2016
The last two recruits face a tough panel of culinary experts, including Sarah Gore, chef Akhtar Nawab and Laura Vitale. Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray coach their recruits, and one will walk away with $50,000 for their charity.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef

Mindy Cohn ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Matt Dallas ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Tommy Davidson ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Barbara Eden ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

John Henson ... Himself - Contestant (credit only)

Loni Love ... Herself - Contestant

Kenya Moore ... Herself - Contestant (credit only)

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino ... Himself - Contestant (credit only) (as Mike Sorrentino)

Nicole Sullivan ... Herself - Contestant
Sara Gore ... Herself - Judge
Laura Vitale ... Herself - Judge
Akhtar Nawab ... Himself - Judge

Season 10


Season 10, Episode 1: A Decade of Dish-Asters

1 January 2017
Mentors Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray assess the new recruits' skills in the kitchen. Then they face a main dish challenge with shrimp and live lobster, and those with the least successful dishes on each team are sent home.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef
Buffy Mykkanen ... Herself - Contestant (as Buffy)
Adam Cooke ... Himself - Contestant (as Adam)

Jeff West ... Himself - Contestant (as Jeff)
Jetta Linda Ostrofsky ... Herself - Contestant (as Jetta)
Lester Turchin ... Himself - Contestant (as Lester)
Cedrick Miller ... Himself - Contestant (as Cedrick)

Mandy Thornton ... Herself - Contestant (as Mandy)
Jake Michaels ... Himself - Contestant (as Jake)
Maria Marcello ... Herself - Contestant (as Maria)
Matt Josephs ... Himself - Contestant (as Matt)

Laura Docker ... Herself - Contestant (as Laura)
Stephen Hawkins ... Himself - Contestant (as Stephen)
Daniel Mar ... Himself - Contestant (as Daniel)
Brittany Lenore ... Herself - Contestant (as Brittany)
Ann Odogwu ... Herself - Contestant (as Ann)
Kayla Kurtz ... Herself - Contestant (as Kayla)

Season 10, Episode 2: Frozen Freak Out

8 January 2017
Mentors Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray help the recruits prepare breakfasts; the teams show how much they know about different egg dishes; the recruits learn how to create a home-cooked dinner.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef

Mandy Thornton ... Herself - Contestant (as Mandy)
Buffy Mykkanen ... Herself - Contestant (as Buffy)
Brittany Lenore ... Herself - Contestant (as Brittany)
Jetta Linda Ostrofsky ... Herself - Contestant (as Jetta)

Laura Docker ... Herself - Contestant (as Laura)
Jake Michaels ... Himself - Contestant (as Jake)
Maria Marcello ... Herself - Contestant (as Maria)
Daniel Mar ... Himself - Contestant (as Daniel)
Matt Josephs ... Himself - Contestant (as Matt)
Stephen Hawkins ... Himself - Contestant (as Stephen)
Adam Cooke ... Himself - Contestant (as Adam)

Jeff West ... Himself - Contestant (as Jeff)
Kayla Kurtz ... Herself - Contestant (as Kayla)
Ann Odogwu ... Herself - Contestant (as Ann)

Season 10, Episode 3: All Aboard!

15 January 2017
Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray teach the recruits about flavor; the recruits use their new flavor combination skills to make a roulade, inspired by the cuisine of a foreign country.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef
Ann Odogwu ... Herself - Contestant (as Ann)

Laura Docker ... Herself - Contestant (as Laura)
Matt Josephs ... Himself - Contestant (as Matt)

Jeff West ... Himself - Contestant (as Jeff)

Mandy Thornton ... Herself - Contestant (as Mandy)
Jake Michaels ... Himself - Contestant (as Jake)
Maria Marcello ... Herself - Contestant (as Maria)
Jetta Linda Ostrofsky ... Herself - Contestant (as Jetta)
Daniel Mar ... Himself - Contestant (as Daniel)
Adam Cooke ... Himself - Contestant (as Adam)
Brittany Lenore ... Herself - Contestant (as Brittany)
Kayla Kurtz ... Herself - Contestant (as Kayla)

Season 10, Episode 4: Fish Freak Out

22 January 2017
Two culinary pros replace Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray to mentor the recruits in preparing unconventional pizzas; the recruits fillet and prepare a fish dinner.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef
Matt Josephs ... Himself - Contestant (as Matt)
Brittany Lenore ... Herself - Contestant (as Brittany)
Kayla Kurtz ... Herself - Contestant (as Kayla)
Maria Marcello ... Herself - Contestant (as Maria)
Adam Cooke ... Himself - Contestant (as Adam)

Laura Docker ... Herself - Contestant (as Laura)

Jeff West ... Himself - Contestant (as Jeff)
Daniel Mar ... Himself - Contestant (as Daniel)

Mandy Thornton ... Herself - Contestant (as Mandy)
Ann Odogwu ... Herself - Contestant (as Ann)
Lexi Shuster ... Herself - Coach (as Lexi)
Isabella Uzcategui ... Herself - Coach (as Isabella)

Season 10, Episode 5: All Fun and Game Day

29 January 2017
The recruits put their culinary knowledge to the test in a game of Family Food. Then they must cook for a crowd and impress their guests with the ultimate game-day sandwich and an appetizer.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef
Maria Marcello ... Herself - Contestant (as Maria)

Jeff West ... Himself - Contestant (as Jeff)
Ann Odogwu ... Herself - Contestant (as Ann)
Daniel Mar ... Himself - Contestant (as Daniel)

Mandy Thornton ... Herself - Contestant (as Mandy)

Laura Docker ... Herself - Contestant (as Laura)
Brittany Lenore ... Herself - Contestant (as Brittany)
Kayla Kurtz ... Herself - Contestant (as Kayla)
Adam Cooke ... Himself - Contestant (as Adam)

Season 10, Episode 6: The Proof Is in the Pudding

5 February 2017
A special guest mentor teaches the recruits the art of making a decadent chocolate dessert for Valentine's Day; the winner receives a special advantage in the main dish challenge, which consists of cooking a romantic meal.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef

Mandy Thornton ... Herself - Contestant (as Mandy)
Daniel Mar ... Himself - Contestant (as Daniel)

Laura Docker ... Herself - Contestant (as Laura)
Ann Odogwu ... Herself - Contestant (as Ann)
Brittany Lenore ... Herself - Contestant (as Brittany)

Jeff West ... Himself - Contestant (as Jeff)
Zac Young ... Himself - Guest Mentor
Adam Cooke ... Himself - Contestant (as Adam)

Season 10, Episode 7: Facing Your Fears

12 February 2017
The recruits must create a dish with both their least favorite ingredient, as well as a more obscure ingredient, under the mentorship of Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray; the chefs must spatchcock a Cornish game hen and put a twist on a side dish.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef

Laura Docker ... Herself - Contestant (as Laura)
Brittany Lenore ... Herself - Contestant (as Brittany)
Ann Odogwu ... Herself - Contestant (as Ann)

Jeff West ... Himself - Contestant (as Jeff)

Mandy Thornton ... Herself - Contestant (as Mandy)
Adam Cooke ... Himself - Contestant (as Adam)
Daniel Mar ... Himself - Contestant (as Daniel)

Season 10, Episode 8: Mardi Gras Mad

19 February 2017
The chefs learn how to tackle New Orleans cuisine; the recruits must work as a team to fill in the missing words on a recipe that they then have to execute; the recruits must individually replicate their mentors' New Orleans-inspired dishes.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef
Ann Odogwu ... Herself - Contestant (as Ann)

Mandy Thornton ... Herself - Contestant (as Mandy)

Laura Docker ... Herself - Contestant (as Laura)
Daniel Mar ... Himself - Contestant (as Daniel)
Brittany Lenore ... Herself - Contestant (as Brittany)
Adam Cooke ... Himself - Contestant (as Adam)
Black Tie Brass ... Themselves

Season 10, Episode 9: The Reason You're Here

26 February 2017
The final four recruits step into their mentors' shoes and direct Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray to make a dish; Anne and Rachael bring in VIP guests to judge which recruits move on to the finale for the chance of winning $25,000.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef
Ann Odogwu ... Herself - Contestant (as Ann)

Mandy Thornton ... Herself - Contestant (as Mandy)

Laura Docker ... Herself - Contestant (as Laura)
Daniel Mar ... Himself - Contestant (as Daniel)
Tonye ... Herself - Ann's Sister
Amber ... Herself - Laura's Best Friend
Kristen ... Herself - Daniel's Girlfriend
Jessy ... Herself - Mandy's Best Friend

Bobby Flay ... Himself

Season 10, Episode 10: A Fine Finale

5 March 2017
The final two recruits must prepare a three-course, restaurant-quality meal under the guidance of Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray; the culinary experts pick a winner with a blind test, and the winning recruit walks away with $25,000.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef

Rachael Ray ... Herself - Chef
Ann Odogwu ... Herself - Finalist (as Ann)
Daniel Mar ... Himself - Finalist (as Daniel)
Tino Feliciano ... Himself - Judge
Claudia Sandoval ... Herself - Judge

Jesse Palmer ... Himself - Judge

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Best of the Worst

9 November 2016
Worst Cooks in America revisits some of the craziest and messiest moments in the show's first eight seasons; mentors face a serious challenge as they do their best to make experts out of seemingly hopeless cases.

Holiday House Call

16 November 2016
Chefs Anne Burrell and Tyler Florence are coming to the rescue of two of the worst cooks in America, sisters Brittany and Lesley, as they take on the challenge of hosting their entire extended family for a holiday dinner.

Anne Burrell ... Herself - Chef (as Chef Anne Burrell)

Tyler Florence ... Himself - Chef (as Chef Tyler Florence)
Brittany ... Herself - Worst Cook
Lesley ... Herself - Worst Cook
Nyafa ... Herself - Stepsister
Alice ... Herself - Aunt
Richard ... Himself - Stepfather
Amir ... Himself - Brittany's Son
Eddison ... Himself - Brittany's Boyfriend

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