Worst Food Forward For the Skill Drill, the 16 recruits must prepare a dish from scratch before each chef chooses a team for the other chef to teach. For the Main Dish Challenge, the recruits butcher a chicken and replicate an entree as taught by their chef.
Farmageddon The recruits visit a farm where Chefs Anne and Robert challenge them to prepare an omelet for their Skill Drill. For the Main Dish Challenge, both chefs demonstrate a dish, and each recruit participates in a step of the demo. Then, the recruits must rely on their memory when the chefs take away their notebooks.
Frozen To Fabulous Chefs Anne and Robert set out sauces for each team to replicate by taste alone, and each chef then incorporates one of the sauces into a seafood dish which their team members must recreate for the Skill Drill. Then, in the Main Dish Challenge, the recruits must replicate a "Frozen Meal Makeover."
Grill Skills Chefs Anne and Robert challenge the recruits to a burger-grilling Skill Drill. The chefs choose the most creative burger after a blind taste test, and reveal a "Chef Advantage" ??? the chef whose recruit wins the Skill Drill gets to trade a team member. For the Main Dish Challenge, the recruits must execute elegant meals for two.
Game Day Party The chefs assign their teams a scrambled recipe for the Skill Drill. Each team works together to unscramble the recipe and cook the dish while the chefs secretly watch. For the Main Dish Challenge, the recruits must cater an hors d'oeuvre party for NFL star Kris Jenkins, his wife, and 30 of their guests.
Facing Food Fears For the Skill Drill, the recruits attempt to conquer intimidating ingredients when they visit The Meat Hook, a New York butcher shop. For the main dish, the recruits must clean and prep squid or whole fish for the entrees and make side dishes that features their least favorite ingredients.
Sweet Surprise The final four compete in a Culinary Decathlon Skill Drill to test their knowledge thus far, and they learn a complicated dessert technique featuring a flambe presentation. Special guests arrive for the Main Dish Challenge, where the recruits must serve a tableside flambe dessert.
Worst To First The final two recruits must cook for three culinary experts: Marc Murphy, Donatella Arpaia, and Drew Nieporent. After much deliberation, the panel reveals its choice for the best-executed meal. The winner receives $25,000 and bragging rights that they are no longer one of the Worst Cooks in America. Will Chef Anne win again, or will Chef Robert "reign" on her parade?