With Rachael Ray beside her, Chef Anne Burrell faces a new challenge — celebrities who can't cook. They only have six weeks to transform seven pampered celebs into kitchen stars. To assess everyone's skills, Anne and Rachael host a potluck and find themselves tasting some very interesting dishes. After Anne and Rachael pick teams, one celebrity is sent back to Tinsel Town.
The celebrity recruits put their palates to the test in a blindfolded taste and identify game. After seeing what they're working with, Chef Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray focus on getting the celebs to lose their biggest kitchen crutch — takeout. The two recruits with the worst takeout dishes go head-to-head in an elimination challenge.
Chef Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray's remaining celebrity recruits start the week by testing their food knowledge in a game that gets everyone's competitive side fired up. They then have to use their newfound food knowledge to make a signature celebrity sandwich. Anne and Rachael select the cooks of their least favorite sandwiches into a blind elimination challenge.
When the remaining celebrity recruits walk into Boot Camp, they find two huge boards with incomplete recipes. As a team, they work to fill in the blanks and cook the recipe. Then the recruits are tasked with making fresh pasta with seafood, pushing the culinary boundaries of the seafood-averse.
Chef Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray teach the final three recruits about entertaining, showcasing how to make chips, salsa and guacamole from scratch. Then, putting their entertaining and multitasking skills to the test, the celebs are challenged to make several tapas to be served simultaneously. The final blind elimination of the season will determine which two recruits head to the finale.
The final two recruits are led to a professional kitchen for their final challenge, cooking a three-course menu for a panel of culinary experts.