Superstar Chefs Anne Burrell And Bobby Flay Return In Quest To Transform Kitchen Disasters Into Food Masters In Fourth Season Of

   Superstar Chefs Anne Burrell And Bobby Flay Return In Quest To Transform
Kitchen Disasters Into Food Masters In Fourth Season Of Worst Cooks In America

Flay's Rematch Against Undefeated Series Champ Burrell Premieres Sunday,
February 17th at 9pm ET/PT on Food Network

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NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2013

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Worst Cooks in America, the primetime
Food Network hit that turns kitchen zeroes into kitchen heroes, returns for a
fourth season with a rematch between undefeated series champion Anne Burrell
and culinary master Bobby Flay. Premiering on Sunday, February 17^th at 9pm
ET/PT, this season's fourteen cooking-challenged contestants are split into
two teams, one led by Anne and one by Bobby, for a grueling seven-episode
competition designed to turn them into competent cooks. A $25,000 grand prize
will be awarded to the winning contestant who has achieved the most successful
culinary transformation, along with a victory for their team leader.

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"Worst Cooks is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these hapless cooks to
learn from the best of the best - Anne and Bobby. Their natural competitive
nature and sense of humor dealing with their team's mishaps and blunders have
made the show an audience favorite," said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and
Senior Vice President, Food Network. "The culinary transformations are
heartwarming and hilarious – viewers will be amazed at just how far the
contestants come."

In the season premiere, the fourteen recruits, each nominated by family and
friends for their awful cooking skills, are greeted at culinary boot camp by
Anne, Bobby and grocery bags of food found in the contestant's homes. Using
their processed, packaged and canned foods to cook their 'best dish,' each
contestant faces a brutal first tasting and teams are selected. For their
first challenge, the teams must create a classic meat and potatoes meal,
without using a microwave. Anne's team attempts Seared Pork Chop with Bacon
and Grape Port Wine Sauce, while Bobby's team tries Beef Tenderloin in
Mushroom, Mustard and Red Wine Sauce. The contestant with the least successful
dish on each team is sent home, while the remaining twelve competitors survive
to cook another day. Upcoming episodes feature a fresh fish challenge, a
gelato laboratory road trip and a role reversal where the recruits must teach
Anne and Bobby. The series culminates in the finale on Sunday, March 31^st at
9pm ET/PT, where the two remaining contestants prepare a three-course meal for
a panel of culinary titans – Andrew Carmellini, Anita Lo and Floyd Cardoz, who
will determine which chef has mentored their recruit to winning status.

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Anne Burrell has always stood out in the restaurant business for her
remarkable culinary talent, bold and creative dishes, and her trademark spiky
blond hair. After training at New York's Culinary Institute of America and
Italy's Culinary Institute for Foreigners, she gained hands-on experience at
notable New York restaurants including Felidia, Savoy, Lumi, and Italian Wine
Merchants. Anne has also battled on Food Network's Iron Chef America as Mario
Batali's energetic and reliable sous chef. Additionally, Anne taught for
three years at New York's Institute of Culinary Education. She served as
Executive Chef at New York hot-spot Centro Vinoteca from its opening in July
2007 through September 2008. She stars in Secrets of a Restaurant Chef and
Worst Cooks in Americaon Food Network. Anne's bestselling cookbook "Cook Like
A Rock Star" (Clarkson Potter) was released in October, 2011.

Bobby Flay's versatility is evident in the multiple talents he brings to the
field as a chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and media personality. Since
debuting on Food Network in 1994, Bobby has continuously hosted programs that
bring cooking tips and information on American regional fare to a national
audience. His series include Bobby Flay's Barbecue Addiction, Brunch @
Bobby's (Cooking Channel), Food Network Star, Grill It! with Bobby Flay,
Iron Chef America and Throwdown with Bobby Flay. He returns in February to
compete a second time against Chef Anne Burrell in a new season of Worst Cooks
in America. Bobby has restaurants around the country, including Mesa Grill
(NYC, Las Vegas, Paradise Island), Bar Americain (NYC, Mohegan Sun), and
Bobby's Burger Palace (multiple locations). He is also the bestselling author
of 11 cookbooks.

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