The Best 'Worst Cooks In America' Winners, Ranked

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Vote up the best of the 'Worst Cooks In America' Winners.

Which Worst Cooks In America winner made the most improvement? The show's recruits go through a culinary boot camp, learning easy ways to take their cooking skills from zero to delicious under the eye of their team leader. Who are the best Worst Cooks In America winning recruits? Help decide below!

Whether they competed on the red team under Anne Burrell or the blue team under chefs like Bobby Flay, Rachel Ray, or Robert Irvine, these competitors worked to become the best of the worst. Challenges to learn better knife skills, plating techniques, and types of food all are part of the journey to win Worst Cooks In America. This list includes the winners from the Worst Cooks in America celebrity edition. These celebrity seasons show us that even an icon like La Toya Jackson or a television personality like Jenni "JWoww" Farley can also be terrible cooks who have the ability to improve.

Which winning novice cook made the most improvement during their time on Worst Cooks In America? Vote up the best of the worst winners.

  • Amber Brauner

    Amber Brauner

    Winner: Season 5 (2014)
    Occupation: Tattoo artist
    Team: Blue (Chef Bobby Flay)

  • Nick Slater

    Nick Slater

    Winner: Season 8 (2016)
    Occupation: Construction Worker
    Team: Red (Chef Anne Burrell)

  • Allison Wolfe

    Allison Wolfe

    Winner: Season 15
    Occupation: Stay-at-home Mom
    Team: Red (Chef Anne Burrell)

  • Alina Bolshakova

    Alina Bolshakova

    Winner: Season 4 (2013)
    Occupation: Caretaker/Actress
    Team: Blue (Chef Bobby Flay)

  • Mercedes 'Sadie' Manda

    Mercedes 'Sadie' Manda

    Winner: Season 22 (Best of the Worst)
    Occupation: Non-Profit Associate
    Team: Red (Chef Anne Burrell)

  • Kelli Powers

    Kelli Powers

    Winner: Season 3 (2012)
    Occupation: Stay-at-home mother
    Team: Red (Chef Anne Burrell)

  • Hazell Mckenzie

    Hazell Mckenzie

    Winner: Season 12 (2018)
    Occupation: Graduate Student
    Team: Red (Chef Anne Burrell)

  • Winner: Season 9 (Celebrity Edition 2)
    Occupation: The Real Co-Host and Comedian
    Team: Blue (Chef Rachel Ray)

  • Winner: Season 1 (2010)
    Occupation: Marketing Website editor
    Team: Red (Chef Anne Burrell)

  • Bradley Garcia

    Bradley Garcia

    Winner: Season 14 (2018)
    Occupation: Model
    Team: Blue (Chef Robert Irvine)

  • Winner: Season 13 (Celebrity Edition 4)
    Occupation: Singer and Icon
    Team: Blue (Tyler Florence)

  • Kristen Redmond

    Kristen Redmond

    Winner: Season 6 (2015)
    Occupation: Singer/Songwriter
    Team: Red (Chef Anne Burrell)

  • Amber Leverette

    Amber Leverette

    Winner: Season 21 (2021)
    Occupation: Bartender
    Team: Blue (Chef Carla Hall)

  • Wells Adams

    Wells Adams

    Winner: Season 19 (Celebrity Edition 6)
    Occupation: Bachelor in Paradise star 
    Team: Red (Chef Anne Burrell)

  • Shannon Akins

    Shannon Akins

    Winner: Season 18 (2020)
    Occupation: Aspiring Cosmetologist
    Team: Red (Chef Anne Burrell)

  • Winner: Season 7 (Celebrity Edition)
    Occupation: Reality Television Star
    Team: Red (Chef Anne Burrell)

  • Joshie Berger

    Joshie Berger

    Winner: Season 2 (2011)
    Occupation: Attorney
    Team: Red (Chef Anne Burrell)

  • Adrian Read

    Adrian Read

    Winner: Season 17 (2019)
    Occupation: Zumba Instructor for Seniors
    Team: Blue (Chef Bobby Flay)

  • Daniel Mar

    Daniel Mar

    Winner: Season 10 (2017)
    Occupation: Photographer
    Team: Red (Chef Anne Burrell)

  • Winner: Season 11 (Celebrity Edition 3)
    Occupation: Gossip Blogger
    Team: Blue (Chef Rachel Ray)

  • Winner: Season 16 (Celebrity Edition 5)
    Occupation: Retired Figure Skater/Reality TV Personality
    Team: Red (Chef Anne Burrell)

  • Ariel 'Ari' Robinson

    Ariel 'Ari' Robinson

    Winner: Season 20 (2020)
    Occupation: Teacher
    Team: Blue (Chef Alex Guarnaschelli)