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Amateur Vs. Professional Chef: Mac ‘N’ Cheese


– No it’s okay. It’s okay, it’s okay. It’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay. Put more salt. Oh my god,
it’s way too much salt. (shrieking) (rhythmic upbeat music) In terms of cooking, I don’t really have any
professional experience. But I grew up cooking a lot at home and people seem to like it. – The role I’m planning to play is just very supportive friend. I’m gonna be an assistant, I’m gonna be a cheerleader, I’m gonna be a-sabotaging the competition. – We don’t know exactly what
Adrienne’s really good at, apart from the fact that she’s
really good at everything because she was the runner up of Top Chef and we’re like the runner ups at nothing. – Competing against two people, that’s an extra set of
hands to get things, an extra person to run around the kitchen while the other one is cooking. So I was a little nervous about that. (electronic music) – We’re just hoping to
make something edible. Tell us, what’s the challenge today? Childhood favorite things
are usually easy to make, but then we looked at each other and we were like, “One second.” – What do we eat as a child? – Yes, very, very different things. – Good luck. I look forward to
competing against you two. – I look forward to taking you down. – Five minutes to grab things starts now. I see bacon. You can’t see bacon and pass it up. There were a lot of options. There were a lot of things
that could have been done. For childhood favorites,
I always need butter. I know when I was a kid, I loved cheese so I’m gonna take some cheese. When I saw the sliced cheddar
and white American cheese, I was like, “Yeah, I
think this will be fun.” I’m thinking heirloom tomato salad, grilled cheese incorporated somehow, and probably some kind of
tomato, red pepper vinaigrette. 30 minutes is maybe not
enough time to do all that, but let’s give this a try. – We had very different childhoods. We don’t eat the same kind of things. Ooh, ow. So there’s cream. – Sriracha! – I never ate sriracha. – Oh really? Sriracha just makes
everything taste better – No. (laughs) There’s so much in there,
we can’t decide on a dish. So we just start grabbing everything. – Just start grab everything. My strategy is grab everything and then figure out what
we’re gonna do later. Doesn’t that make a lot of sense guys? – Oh there’s pasta! – Macaroni and cheese is
something I loved growing up too. – Should we just make mac and cheese? – We really should make mac and cheese, but we gotta spice it up though. – Is there wine? (record scratches) Oh, it was childhood favorites. – So we’re thinking something fusion? Mac and cheese and soy sauce? And (laughing) I don’t know. – We’re gonna wing it. We’re gonna make it good. (knife scraping) – First thing I’m thinking, before the countdown
begins to start cooking, arrange my prep to take advantage of the thirty minutes that we have. – Good to go? – We’re good. – You sure? – Yes!
– Top Chef is a reality show. How good are these chefs really? I guess we’re gonna find out today. We’re ready to take you down. – Oh yeah. Bring it. Let’s see about that (laughs). (intense rock music) – Go grab salt. – Nnenna, can you pass
me the sun dried tomatoes while you’re there? It’s right back on that shelf. All the way back. I promise. I actually needed
something from the pantry, and she was right there, so I thought, why not ask her? Maybe she’ll be nice
enough to pass it to me. But, no. Bam, sun dried tomatoes. Thanks, Nnenna. – You never help the enemy. – [Adrienne] Does not
play well with others. – Ever! We’ve been waiting for the thingy to boil. The water. – [Nnenna] Right, okay. – You can just stand
there and look pretty. – Well that I can do. – You know how to grate cheese? – Kind of. Yeah it is my first time
grating cheese actually. And I think I’m doing a pretty
great job at it right now. I did a professional level
grating cheese-er grater. I don’t know.
– So what are you guys making? – We are going to make… – Macaroni and cheese? – Nice! – It’s the only one that we were like, “Okay we both had this as a child.” – What about you, you’re making uh? – I’m making grilled
cheese and tomato soup. A version of it. – (both) Ohhhh. – But like gourmet? – No, you know. Just like kid-sy. – Well ours is gonna be gourmet, so. – [Adrienne] Oh, excuse me, playa. So right now, in this pot, we’re making our vinaigrette which is gonna be our
version of the tomato soup. – What is a vinaigrette? – I don’t know. – So in the pot, we have some red onion, tomato, sun dried tomatoes, and oregano. Which is kind of like our tomato soup to go with our grilled cheese. – Wow, this is taking forever. You have to wait for the water to boil! That’s the most basic thing you need to do before you cook pasta. Have you ever made pasta? – I have! Okay, this water, it’s fine! Let’s just throw the mac in there. We don’t have much time! – But you need to wait
for the water to boil before you cook pasta. Bring water to a rapid boil. – Oh a rapid boil. Okay, alright. I thought
it was like a regular boil. I didn’t — Rapid! – How you doing over there? – What’s up?! How’s it going?
– Got a little panko, I see. – What are you doing? Are you stirring your tomato soup? – I am. Tomato soup. It’s got a little red pepper in there. Gonna make that into
actually a vinaigrette. So maybe I lied when I said
it won’t be too gourmet. – We’re just waiting
for our water to boil. – Look it! She’s already almost done with the cheese sandwich. The tomato vinaigrette. – Show the sandwich some respect. It’s a grilled cheese. It’s not like just a cold cheese sandwich. – Whatever! (laughing) – Can we steel some bacon? – Yeah of course. – When I think cheese sandwich, I think like cold and room temperature. Back up, Nnenna. Back up, Imma start throwing bacon at you. – I just kinda mess with her
ingredients a little bit, just kick ’em to the side, you know. ‘Cause she thought bacon was over here move it over there. Put that over there. There’s a whole strategy behind it. – She’s gonna go gourmet. So we’re gonna have to try to up our game. – Right. – Make it a little more gourmet. – What’s better than gourmet? – The only thing that I
know is gourmet is basil. – You know, I had a lot of
confidence going into this. – Just because the water isn’t boiling. You’re losing confidence in us? I hope Nnenna is like
actually distracting her instead of distracting me. – Back up, back up. Get out of here. – So I figured out how
she’s making a vinaigrette. She’s using a blender to make it happen. Can we put the macaroni in now? Please, thank God. – Okay, okay, okay, okay. – How’s that? – Are you done with your vinaigrette? – The vinaigrette is done, son. – Oh no! – Don’t sound scared. – I’m so scared. – Are you guys making a roux base? – [Inga] Yes! – Hmm, okay. She knows what she’s doing. That’s a pro move right there. Make sure you cook your roux enough. Nobody likes undercooked flour. Don’t let me scare you. – We got this. Look at that butter! You smell that? – Hurry up. Gotta go. Listen, Inga. If we lose, we’re no longer BFFs, alright? – Don’t let the team fall apart now. – The team is not falling apart. I will make this mac and cheese. Oh my god, what is she doing? Nnenna, go check it out. – She’s doing the thing that you, you’re dressing up the plate the– – The thing? – [Adrienne] Plating. – Plating already? – Please, let’s go. – Look, this looks — Okay it’s coming to life, alright? Does it or does it not
look like childhood? What does “Okay” mean? Do you put the mozzarella cheese on? – Oh yeah. – [Crew Member] Five minutes. – Where’s the broil function? I’m just like, twisting the knobs being like “work, work, work” and that didn’t work. Help. I had to run out and ask
a Tasty producer nearby like “Please. Help me win.” Thank you so much! – Ooh, yeah. – Perfect kid size portion. – You know you have a plated, kinda chef-fy version of a dish, going up against mac and cheese. Mac and cheese might take it. You never know. – (both singing) Tada! – I think we did pretty great. – I think you guys did really well. – We’re getting our judges up here to see what they think of our dishes. – Great ’cause mac and
cheese isn’t good cold. – Oh my gosh! – Oh it’s mac and cheese. – Oh look at their classic,
little mac and cheese. That’s some good mac and cheese. – It’s a little hot. – Whoo! Okay! – I like the crunchiness. – It’s got a lot of cheese in it. – The breadcrumbs on top, that was like the distinguishing factor
of having box mac and cheese when your mom was out of town and then when your mom would come home, she would make you mac
and cheese in the oven with the breadcrumbs. – I’m feeling that. I see what you did there. – Oh my gosh! Look at this plating. – Whoa! – Did they leave any for me? (laughs) Mmmm! – That is like the fanciest grilled cheese I’ve ever had in my life. – That grilled cheese
has like three layers of cheese inside of it.
– The tomatoes are really nice with the acidity and the freshness. Can I eat more? – So my favorite between the two, has to be the mac and cheese. The grilled cheese was so good and I did have it a lot as a kid, but I feel like this was
just more close to home and comfort food and
things you grew up with. – Out of these two dishes, my
favorite has to be this one. I think this one demonstrates
really well craftsmanship in terms of taking something as simple as a grilled cheese and elevating it. – So out of these two dishes right here. I’m feeling this grilled cheese with the tomatoes on the side. That’s it guys. I think we have a winner. – [Crew Member] This
amateur versus pro chef childhood favorite foods – Can we say two? It was two versus one. – [Crew Member] The winner goes to… (imitates drum roll) – (all) Ohhhh! – It’s one thing to compete
against fifteen other chefs and you know their level, but amateurs, you never know. Home cooks are amazing. My mom is a home cook and she
taught me everything I know. You guys could have blown me out. Glad you didn’t though (laughing) – We didn’t so.

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100 thoughts on “Amateur Vs. Professional Chef: Mac ‘N’ Cheese

  1. Y’all notice that in 6.04, Nnenna checked the watch in her wrist but its actually a bracelet 😂

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  3. The professional made something that you would see at a fancy place
    but I would eat the mac n cheese

    btw the amateurs were kinda rude to the professional

  4. This seems really suspiciously edited. Those annoying amateurs didn't know enough to put a lid on a pot of water and we're supposed to believe the even knew what a roux is? At no point did this video show them cook ANYTHING, yet somehow they cooked bacon and made a cheese sauce and bread crumb topping? Sure, Jan.

  5. Am I the only one who thought inga was a proper tasty chef all along and now they say she's an amateur what I'm confused 😂😂

  6. “ I look forward to competing”
    “I look forward to beating you”
    “I LOOK FOWARD TO KICKING YOUR ASS”
    ME:OMGGGG ROASTED

  7. "Childhood favourites" as a theme is kinda vague. The first time I ate mac and cheese, I was an adult. And it was the boxed kind from the grocery store. I ate grilled cheese while growing up instead. With veggies, tomatoes included

  8. is no one gonna comment on the fact that the title is “amateur vs professional chef: mac n cheese” and yet it’s childhood favorites? lolz

  9. The funny thing is that I watched the video of Alvin and Jade competing against each other before this one.

  10. Adrienne Cheatham is the type of woman you ask for her hand in marriage 5 minutes after meeting her lol

  11. Jesus Christ the girl in the yellow is so annoying I wish she hadn't even been in the video and that hair oml

  12. Also, when the bffs ask to borrow bacon the pro says of course and then Nana (I think thats her name i am not sure) messes up her area

  13. This comp was adorable. The amateur girls really pulled a rabbit out of their hat with that gorgeous mac n cheese too! And I loved how Adrienne wasn't taking anything for granted and really did her best, even though it wasn't Iron Chef. Super cool take on my childhood favorite. This would have been very difficult to judge for me with all that cheese and bacon ^_^

  14. Life hack to make your water boil faster, cover the pot with a lid!! It prevents the heat from escaping and it makes it boil SO much faster

  15. i read the comment and so many people said both of the Amateur were mean, but I think only one….Inga is really cute..also the professional are really nice too ( sorry but these just my opinion )

  16. 1:11 This will be cleaned out every Friday at 3pm! If you want to save something, put tape on it with your NAME and TODAY's DATE

  17. 3:27 the right girl says I'm doing a pretty GREAT job at GRATING cheese. Inga hears the unintended pun, looks at the camera cheeky.. my girl

  18. The amateurs were really annoying this episode. I didn't enjoy watching how rude they were acting tbh. No hate, it just made me feel bad for the professional.

  19. Well, from the other buzzfeed food vids ive been watching, Inga was amazing in them. I thought she was the professional chef

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