11 June 2015

Culinary Superstars Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray to Mentor

Kitchen-Challenged Celebrities in Upcoming Six-Episode Primetime Series

NEW YORK - June 10, 2015 - Food Network kicks off production this week for the upcoming series Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition, where food masters Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray lead teams of kitchen-challenged celebrities through culinary boot camp to improve their disastrous cooking skills. The seven all-star recruits are: Dean Cain, Ellen Cleghorne, Jenni "JWOWW" Farley, Chris Soules, Jaleel White, Kendra Wilkinson and Barry Williams.  A grand prize of $50,000 for charity will be awarded to the celebrity contestant who makes the most impressive culinary transformation, in addition to delivering victory and bragging rights for their team leader.  Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition premieres fall, 2015.
Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition is produced by Optomen Productions LLC, an All3 Media Company.

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