'Worst Cooks in America' Season 20: Chef Alex Guarnaschelli's epic facial expressions have fans in splits
This is Guarnashelli's first outing on the show and it didn't look like she was prepared to witness all the disasters in the kitchen
'Worst Cooks In America' Season 20 premiere episode aired on Sunday night and the contestants were a delight to watch and so were their dishes. The icing on the cake was chef and co-host Alex Guarnaschelli who was left wanting a therapy session at the end of the very first challenge into the season. Watching the contestants from the gallery doing things she never imagined she would witness, she was visibly shaken. The audiences at home had a gala time watching her horrified reactions to everything happening in the kitchen.
"I'm in tears I'm laughing so hard at @guarnaschelli's reactions on Worst Cooks in America on @FoodNetwork right now. She is literally Schmidt watching these people try to cook. The first episode isn't even over, and I already can't wait for the rest of this season. Is this a joke?!" wrote a fan. While another wrote, "I love the first episode of the season of ‘Worst Cooks in America’ @guarnaschelli — your facial expressions are epic...." Another fan wrote, "Boy do I love Alex and am so happy she is on Worst Cooks In America. I want to be her friend (even if it is just on twitter)."
The first episode started with a baseline challenge where the contestants had to recreate a dish reminiscent of their childhood. At the end of the challenge, the two chefs and co-hosts Guarnaschelli and series regular chef Anne Burrell were about to pick their teams. Here is the breakdown of the teams.
Team Blue: Chef Alex Guarnaschelli
Ari Robinson, Johannes 'Yo' Phelps, Eric Smart, Louisa Sharamatyan, Darian Barnes, Holly Jo Kimmel Brooks and Brianna Weidenbach
Team Red Rocking Stars: Chef Anne Burrell
Domaine Javier, Evan Baker, Dolores Aguilar-Fernandez, Erin Sullivan, Denise Schroder, Jewels Mcllroy and Zack Ignoffo.
After being segregated into their respective teams, the contestants had to compete in the second challenge where they would cook Jamaican jerk chicken along with a side of rice and green beans. At the end of the challenge, two contestants (one per team) would go home. As expected, there were a lot of disasters in the kitchen in this challenge as well. The highlight was Jewels who couldn't reduce her chicken to shreds. Even contestant Erin brought his dish up to the tasting table wrapped in a cling foil to stop Guarnaschelli from tasting it as he believed it was not cooked at the right temperature. At the end of the episode Jewels and Holly were shown the exit by Burrell and Guarnaschelli respectively.
'Worst Cooks in America' returns with a brand new episode on June 28 at 9 pm ET only on Food Network.