The casting call to find the worst cooks in America was sent out late in summer 2013. Now 14 contestants have been chosen, all of whom will have the chance to win $25 000 in the fifth season of Food Network's Worst Cooks In America. But in order to actually have a shot at winning the grand prize, under the supervision of celebrity chefs Bobby Flay and Anne Burrell, they will need to transform from kitchen disasters into skilled cooks, and they only have seven weeks, or seven episodes to prove themselves.
The premiere of the fifth season is set to February 17th at 9pm ET/PT when all the fourteen recruits need to make their "signature" dish, after which they will be split into two teams, team Anne and team Bobby. Before this season Anne has managed to make three of her teams victorious against Bobby's one win.
“Watching Anne and Bobby compete and teach these truly kitchen-challenged contestants is both hilarious and inspiring,” said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. “With the help of these masters, the contestant’s comical mishaps early on lead to some serious cooking chops and remarkable transformations.”
The challenges the contestants or recruits need to undertake are all different, from twisted high-stakes pizza challenge to milking cows and fast-paced sushi preparation. So, there will be something for everyone.
The season finale will air on Monday, March 31st at 9pm ET/PT where the two last cooks, formerly known as true kitchen disasters, will have to prepare a three-course menu for the judges.
For more information about the show, including interviews and photos, check out FoodNetwork.com/WorstCooks.
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