Who is Cameron Bartlett? Meet 'Worst Cooks in America' contestant whose food once put people in the hospital
Cameron Bartlett is a very interesting contestant and he reminded chef Anne Burell of Cam from 'Modern Family'. However, this amateur chef is a ticking time-bomb in the kitchen. Here's why
'Worst Cooks in America' Season 21 began airing last week with 14 amateur chefs from across the country. These 14 contestants are disasters on their feet whenever they enter the kitchen but their shenanigans truly make for some really good viewing material and the first episode was as funny as it could be.
A special note of appreciation for the people who help scour the nation in search of these worst cooks year after year who turn into television gold for the time they're on the show, it's a truly remarkable feat. We saw grandma Joy Blessing who chanted her grandchildren's names while cooking, then there was hand model Jonathan Hanna who entertained a lot with his animated hand movements.
Both of these contestants were fairly interesting but ended up eliminated by their respective mentors Anne Burrell and Carla Hall at the end of the first episode. However, audiences needn't fret. There are a lot of interesting contestants still left in the show and there'll be no dearth of entertainment at all. One such contestant that we are about to introduce is Cameron Bartlett from Norma, Oklahoma.
This country boy took the kitchen by storm last week and we don't mean that he rustled up some magical dishes. But what he did was whine and then some but in a way that made audiences laugh hard with his many shenanigans. “I read the recipe as eleven and a half cups of sugar instead of one and a half cups of sugar. It turned out like wet sand, it was so terrible," Bartlett reminisced in the episode, according to a report.
Cameron's debut on the show was courtesy of an attempted chicken pot pie that he made for the audition tape that he submitted to the network. “Two of the people there that ate the chicken, they were sick for three days after with a stomach virus. They had to go to the ER to get some fluids because they were so dehydrated. I’m sorry to all of them, but it got me on the show," Bartlett said.
The heat in the kitchen was too much on night one when all the contestants were required to whip up their childhood special dish and later on prepare Chinese takeout after a masterclass with their respective mentors. “It’s like 180,000 degrees cause of the lights and there are how many other ovens. Then you’re like, 60 minutes on the clock, you’re in the kitchen, it’s go-go-go,” Cameron said.
However, he managed to sustain all the heat and stayed in the kitchen for yet another week at least. How the rest of the journey goes for this cowboy who reminded chef Anne Burrell of Cam from 'Modern' Family, only time can tell.
'Worst Cooks in America' airs on Sundays at 9 pm ET on Food Network.