FAQS

What is the show about?

Fourteen of the country’s most hopeless cooks attempt to transform from kitchen zeros into kitchen heroes as they compete in a grueling culinary boot camp on Food Network’s primetime reality series, Worst Cooks in America. The “Recruits” — nominated by family and friends for their abysmal cooking skills — are split into two teams, led by acclaimed chefs and Food Network stars.

What is the most money I can win if I compete on the show?

You can win $25,000.

What types of people are you looking to cast for the show?

We are looking for the most disastrous home cooks in the country who like to compete! 

What are the eligibility requirements?

You must be a legal U.S. resident. 

How do I apply to be on the show?

It's easy! Click HERE to apply online. 

What happens after I apply?

Our casting team will review your online application immediatley after you apply - we work fast! If you fit what we are looking for, we will immediately call you to schedule a time for an informal on-camera casting interview. Los Angeles locals will be invited into our casting office and out of towners will be scheduled for a SKYPE interview. Don't worry, we will walk you through the process when we make the initial call to you. 

If I don't have SKYPE , what do I do?

Click HERE to download SKYPE on your computer. It's free and takes just a couple minutes. 

What important dates do I need to mark on my calendar? How long of a time commitment is it to participate?

To become a Semi-Finalist or Finalist you must be willing to travel to New York (at Food Network's expense), on the following dates: (i) June through July (these dates are subject to change) for taping; and (iii) other selected dates for a media tour in connection with the Program's premiere and promotion of the Program. Food Network will furnish Finalists with economy class air transportation shared accommodation and all meals while in New York. Applicants who will not be available for all of those dates will be disqualified.

Where does the show film?

The show films in New York.

If I am selected to participate on the show and live far away from New York, how does that work?

If you live far from New York, we will cover the cost and book your flight and hotel reservations. You will not have to pay for travel and overnight stays. 

I have more questions, who do I ask?

Please email worstcooksinamericacasting@gmail.com for any additonal questions. We will respond as quickly as possible.