Next Episode of Worst Cooks in America is
Season 11 / Episode 1 and airs on 23 August 2017 21:00
Chef Anne Burrell is back for a seventh season of trying to turn some of America's worst cooks into kitchen stars. This time, however, the recruits are seven celebrities who can showcase their talents on TV and in movies, but not no so much in the kitchen. Burrell competes against Worst Cooks in America newcomer Rachael Ray to see which chef can lead one contestant to make the most impressive culinary transformation. Actors Dean Cain, Ellen Cleghorne, Jaleel White and Barry Williams join reality stars Jenni "JWoww" Farley, Chris Soules and Kendra Wilkinson in boot camp. The winning star gets $50,000 for charity and bragging rights for his or her mentor. Not all of the celebrities will make the cut, however; after an opening potluck dinner each mentor selects three recruits to be on her team, leaving one celebrity to be sent home before the competition really begins. Burrell is looking to extend her record to 5-2, while Ray looks to get the win in her first season.
With Chef Tyler Florence now beside her in the kitchen, Chef Anne Burrell is out to claim her turf and take the win. After an open call brings some truly horrible cooks right to Anne and Tyler, the pair chooses 14 Recruits to bring back to Boot Camp. These "home cooks" make the chefs their signature dishes, and upon tasting, Anne and Tyler choose their Recruits and give them a lesson in creating the ultimate romantic meal.
Chef Anne and Chef Tyler test the Recruits' knowledge of food, putting the teams head to head in an effort to gain recipe steps through food trivia. As the Recruits attempt to cut down the competition, they learn and execute knife skills to prepare their dishes. They all make Paella, some ending up with fewer bandages than others.
The Recruits try their hands at experimenting with flavor combinations with a Skill Drill where they serve their crepe creations in a blind tasting. Then the Recruits make their own international tacos: Some flavor combinations are good enough to take over the world while some are truly Worst Cooks worthy!
This week, the Recruits huddle up to tackle game day dishes as they as they create deep-fried fan favorites for Chefs Anne and Tyler. Will they make crowd pleasing dishes, or be defeated by the fryer? After the big game, the Recruits try not to lose their noodles when they break down a raw squid to make squid ink pasta with calamari.
The Recruits are faced with their biggest struggles yet: cooking for others in larger quantities. They are asked to make a breakfast for special guest star, Good Morning America's Meteorologist Ginger Zee, who happens to know a thing or two about how important breakfast is. Then they complete this week's challenge by throwing a dinner party for past Recruits, who know exactly what it's like to be in their shoes.
The Recruits are down to the final four when they are faced with their most important challenge so far. They recreate their signature dishes from the first episode, using their newfound skills and food knowledge, showing who has truly improved and who is still a Worst Cook. The next day, the Recruits are shocked to find they will be cooking for their family members. As this is a blind tasting, the Recruits risk being sent home by their very own loved ones.
With the final recruit for each team chosen, Chef Anne and Chef Tyler work with their Recruits to choose a refined three course menu to be served to a panel of expert judges. While the Recruits cook, one must work through excruciating pain when they get a taste of the real dangers facing professional chefs daily. The two final Recruits work tirelessly in a professional kitchen to determine who will be named thewinner and win $25,000.
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