Next Episode of Worst Cooks in America is
Season 17 / Episode 1 and airs on 05 August 2019 01:00
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.
The celebrity cooks make a simple steak and eggs dish which proves to be hard for some; one celebrity is sent back to Tinseltown.
Hawaiian poke and pork dishes are made by the recruits; two celebrities go head-to-head in an elimination challenge.
Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray have their teams cook a traditional wiener schnitzel while in a relay-race while playing beer pong; the celebrities learn Oktoberfest-inspired meals including making sausages from scratch; one recruit is sent packing.
Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray set up a Halloween-themed boot camp; celebrities must make unique monster Bloody Marys; they tackle frightening foods in their main dish; the two celebrities with the worst dishes compete in a blind elimination challenge.
The celebrity recruits play food and pop-culture related trivia; Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray show off their variations of chicken and waffles that their teams must replicate; the least-successful recruits compete in a butchering challenge.
The tables turn when the remaining celebrities have to direct Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray in making a dish; for their main dish challenge, the celebrities are plunged into the often-intimidating world of Indian cooking.
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.
The final recruits cook a restaurant-quality meal for a panel of culinary experts, including Sarah Gore, chef Akhtar Nawab and Cooking Channel's Laura Vitale; Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray mentor the final two who hope to win $50,000 for charity.
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