Food Network to debut new 'Worst Cooks in America' on January 3
By Christopher Rocchio, 11/11/2009
Food Network has announced Worst Cooks in America, a new culinary competition series that will pit hapless chefs against each other for the chance to win $25,000, will premiere Sunday, January 3 at 10PM ET/PT.
Worst Cooks in America will begin with 12 cooks from across the country as they arrive at a "culinary boot camp" led by Food Network's Secrets of a Restaurant Chef host Anne Burrell and executive chef Beau MacMillan. The contestants will be split into two teams, who will then learn culinary skills from their leader -- either Burrell or MacMillan.
The contestants will subsequently be tested in a variety of challenges and based on their performances, they'll be eliminated each week until only two are left.
During the finale on Monday, February 1 at 9PM ET/PT, the two finalists will prepare a three-course meal for a panel of food critics, who will be under the impression that the meals were prepared by Burrell and MacMillan.