Food Network "Worst Cooks" Now Casting

By Danya Henninger  |  August 16, 2013
Credit: Food Network

Do you fumble over peanut butter and jelly and make a mess out of scrambled eggs? Does your mac ‘n’ cheese taste like the cardboard box it came in? Are you chicken when it comes to roasting chicken? If you can’t cook to save your life, the Food Network wants you.

Worst Cooks in America is currently casting for its fifth season. The reality show puts regular folks who don’t know their way around a kitchen under the tutelage of celeb chefs Anne Burrell and Bobby Flay, who try to coach the bumblers into culinary greatness. At the end of the season, the person whose food skills have most improved wins $25,000.

If you’re up for the challenge (and the attendant humiliation), or have a friend who fits the bill (whether they know it or not), send an e-mail to the casting company with the information below. Do it for your future dinner guests.

Name of cook
Nominated by (if not nominating yourself)
Relation to nominee
Age of cook
Telephone number
Place of residence
Why are you/your nominee the worst cook (include disaster stories, worst cooking moment, what’s at stake, why do you want to improve, etc.)