Introducing Britain’s biggest disaster chefs!

When Kenwood launched its Disaster Chef Competition to find the UK’s worst cooks, they were inundated with culinary criminals desperate to improve their skills in the kitchen.


by Closer staff |
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After sifting through the entries, the 15 most disastrous chefs were chosen to receive a Kenwood Chef Titanium as well as lots of other goodies to help them to learn how to prepare delicious, healthy food.

Kenwood Chef Titanium
Kenwood Chef Titanium

Meet two of the ‘disaster chefs’ embarking on an extensive three month training programme run by Kenwood experts to help them go from disaster to master in the kitchen!

Nikki Holmes

Nikki Holmes

Most of all Nikki wants to please her son

Food lover Nikki, from Coventry, loves to host dinner parties at home, but instead of enjoying her food, friends and family end up mocking it. Nikki is desperate to learn how to whip up some tasty cuisine so she can avoid being ridiculed, setting her kitchen on fire or nearly losing a finger! Most of all Nikki wants to please her son, as her recent attempt to bake a Victoria Sponge for his pre-school cake sale resulted in her having to buy some muffins from a shop instead.

Tristan Kirk

Tristan Kirk

His speciality is Yorkshire pudding filled with instant noodles!

Devoted husband and father of two, Tristan, from Yorkshire, has developed a notorious reputation for being a terrible cook and has even been banned from the kitchen, unless in case of emergency. His “kitchen dysfunctions” as described by his wife, have included meatloaf that was still raw in the middle, revolting pasta and his own self-proclaimed speciality; Yorkshire pudding filled with instant noodles.

Tristan would like nothing more than to cook healthy and tasty meals for his children and to be able to make his wife a romantic dinner, which for once, doesn’t involve a takeaway menu or something from the freezer.

If the contestants are selected as one of the six finalists at the halfway mark, they’ll have the chance to win £4,000 worth of prizes including a kitchen makeover worth £3,000, a cookery course worth £500 and up to £500 worth of stylish Kenwood kitchen appliances!

To follow their progress on the training programme as they prepare for the big final, visit - where you can also find out how to make delicious homemade recipes such as quiche and meringue!

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