A new batch of kitchen chaos, food fumbles and culinary confusion is fresh out of the oven as 12 recruits arrive at boot camp to meet up with chefs and mentors Anne Burrell and Cliff Crooks. Even though some of these recruits know each other, they're all strangers to the culinary arts. To start the competition, Anne and Cliff have them show off their skills (or lack thereof) by cooking a loved one's favorite dish. For the main dish challenge, the recruits must replicate the chefs' surf-and-turf dinner. Anne and Cliff are shocked by the kitchen disasters, and the recruits hope they are chosen for a team.