About the Show
Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray are back leading teams of celebrity recruits through a rigorous culinary boot camp, hoping to improve the skills of stars Nora Dunn, Carmen Electra, Erik Estrada, Vivica A. Fox, Perez Hilton, Carson Kressley, Sean Lowe and Melissa Peterman. They only have eight weeks to turn these kitchen disasters into kitchen masters, and in the end, only one celebrity will earn $25,000 for the charity of their choice.
With her trademark spiky blond hair and pumped-up personality, Anne Burrell has worked at some of the top restaurants in New York, studied the culinary landscape and traditions of Italy, and battled alongside Mario Batali as his sous chef on Food Network’s Iron Chef America.Read More
Rachael was born into cooking as a way of life. "My first vivid memory is watching Mom in a restaurant kitchen," she says. "Everyone on both sides of my family cooks." She landed at Macy's Marketplace at the candy counter and then as the manager of the fresh foods department. After Macy's, Ray helped open a prestigious New York gourmet marketplace. She then moved upstate to be a food buyer and chef. As a way to increase grocery sales during the holidays, Ray began a series of cooking classes and 30 Minute Meals was born.Read More