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Anne Burrell

Biography

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 is a New York Times best-selling cookbook author.

In September 2015, Anne hosted the series premiere of Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition, where she mentored a team of celebrities who were in serious need of some cooking pointers. Anne also hosts Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America, a primetime show where she leads a team of hopeless home cooks from around... READ MORE

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 is a New York Times best-selling cookbook author.

In September 2015, Anne hosted the series premiere of Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America: Celebrity Edition, where she mentored a team of celebrities who were in serious need of some cooking pointers. Anne also hosts Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America, a primetime show where she leads a team of hopeless home cooks from around the country through culinary boot camp. Anne also hosted Chef Wanted, where she put top-notch chefs through the ultimate job interview as they strived to land Executive Chef positions in restaurants around the country. Burrell hosted Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, where she eliminated the intimidation of restaurant dishes and revealed concise, easy- to master techniques for the at-home cook. Anne also starred in her own right in Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs.

She published her first cookbook, Cook Like a Rock Star, in 2011, which gives home cooks the confidence and support to be rock stars in their own kitchens. Her cookbook earned a place on The New York Times Best Seller List. Anne’s second cookbook, Own Your Kitchen: Recipes to Inspire and Empower was released in October 2013.

Burrell, most recently the chef/owner of Phil & Anne’s Good Time Lounge in Brooklyn, also served as executive chef at New York hot spot Centro Vinoteca from its opening in July 2007 through September 2008.

Burrell has been featured in Food & Wine, Food Network Magazine, People and The New York Times. She has been a guest on Good Morning America, The Talk, TODAY, Dr. Oz and The Rachael Ray Show. Anne feels fortunate to have found a field that satisfies her so completely. “I feel so lucky that I have found my true passion in life.”

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