Here's How To Get Cast On Worst Cooks In America

"Worst Cooks in America" is quite an unusual television show that has managed to appeal to a wide audience since debuting in 2010 (via IMDB). The premise is exactly what it sounds like: Some of the least confident cooks in the country try to better their skills through a culinary bootcamp led by seasoned pros in a competitive format. 

The winner gets a generous cash prize of $25,000 for their hard work — and the hobnobbing is an extra perk. Several accomplished chefs have made an appearance on the show in the past decade, such as Carla Hall, Tyler Florence, Rachael Ray, Robert Irvine, Bobby Flay, and more. Celebrity chef Anne Burrell has been a part of the show since the beginning, acting as a mentor to many of the participants.

But, what does it really take to be selected to compete on the "Worst Cooks in America"? It's more straightforward than you might think.

The casting requires an online form and photos

According to the "Worst Cooks in America" website, you can apply to be cast on the show for the current season through May 28, 2021, though they open casting calls regularly so stay tuned!

To enter, you'll need to fill out an online form and nominate yourself as a prospective applicant — or you can nominate another person, but note the show only considers participants that are 18 years of age and older. The questionnaire is pretty exhaustive and includes several questions such as your motivation for wanting to join the show, your previous culinary experience, dietary restrictions, and more. Plus, you'll need to have some photos handy.

Currently, the show is interested in casting duos, which means that you can sign up to be a participant with someone else such as a partner, close friend, sibling, or another person that is close to you. Whoever makes it to the team will be put through the culinary bootcamp and can win as much as $25,000. 

Of course, the biggest rule is you're expected to be bad in the kitchen. As Food Network puts it, "If you're the kind of home cook who scorches even water, then the producers of 'Worst Cooks in America' want to hear from you."