Oklahoman Trying To Be The Best Of The Worst Cooks In America

Friday, January 8th 2021, 6:39 pm
By: Brian Mueller


Too many cooks may spoil the broth, but it only takes one Cameron Bartlett to ruin a recipe.

Like his attempt at sugar cookies.

“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.

The Oklahoma City Community College student made an audition tape of an attempted chicken pot pie to be a contestant on the current season of the Food Network show, Worst Cooks in America.

“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.

You have to crack a few eggs, right?

Cameron made his small screen debut last week in Season 21 of the show, where chefs Anne Burrell and Carla Hall try to whip these culinary catastrophes into shape.

“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,” he said.

But Cameron was able to take the heat and stay in the kitchen, at least through the first episode.

And win or lose, he left the show a more competent cook.

“I made some of Chef Anne’s famous carbonara spaghetti, it was delicious," he said. 

You can see Cameron Sunday night at 8 p.m. on the Food Network.