Premiere chefs Anne Burrell and Beau MacMillan each take on a team of six hopeless home cooks and try to transform them from kitchen zeros into kitchen heroes in only 10 days. Viewers will follow wtelkve "recruits" as they face a series of high-pressure culinary challenges to help triumph over their inability to cook. The two who make it to the end will face the final challenge: prepare a three-course, restaurant-quality meal for a panel of food critics who think they are tasting dishes prepared by chefs Anne and Beau. On the line are the chefs professional reputations, $25,000 for the recruits, and the chance to say they are no longer one of the Worst Cooks in America! (Source: Food Network)
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 the winner of the Worst Cooks in America and win $25,000.