Casting for Worst Cooks is currently closed!

However, if you’re interested in nominating someone for a future season, please send an email to


Food Network is currently casting hopeless home cooks!!

Are you a hopeless home cook? Or is someone you know totally incompetent in the kitchen?

Food Network is looking for the most disastrous home cooks around the country to participate in a very different culinary competition show!

This is the opportunity of a lifetime—to work with the best chefs in the country and learn to cook like a professional.  Seeking people with a genuine inability to cook, but a need and desire to improve!


  • Has your wife told you it was probably better if you ordered take out?
  • At the big potluck dinner, are you always asked to “just bring the napkins?”


  • Is someone you know constantly offering you food that you have to turn down?
  • If you know a dad/mom who can’t scramble an egg, a colleague who can’t convince anyone to try their culinary creations, or a guy friend who tries but can’t seem to get it together in the kitchen, this is your chance to get them the help you BOTH need!

See the How to Apply page for more information.  We look forward to seeing you at an open call or watching your home video submission!