Although his first time in bootcamp was short lived, Jonathan Beyer has found some cooking harmony in Worst Cooks in America Season 22. While the talented opera singer knows how to make this presence felt on the stage, his cooking skills are starting to make beautiful music in the Food Network kitchen.
Joining other fan favorites recruits, like Domaine Javier and Eric Smart, on Worst Cooks in America, Jonathan Beyer was in good company this season. Even though some people might prefer to hear Jonathan sing over Michael Symon’s iconic laugh, the truth is that most of the dishes coming out of bootcamp have been big hits. A few skills from the previous season did stick.
During a recent conversation with Jonathan, he shared a few insights on his most improved dishes, what he thinks of the current season, and the importance of setting the perfect table.
Although Worst Cooks in America Season 22 has had the recruits taking on some impressive dishes, the reality is that Jonathan has perfected a few food options before stepping back into bootcamp. Jonathan shared that he has mastered “Microwavable veggie burgers. Sometimes I spice things up by pouring Salsa Verde directly onto them after they come out of the microwave…”
While Anne Burrell might want more than a microwaved veggie burger from her Rocking Red Star team member, the reality is that even just appreciating the building of flavors is an important change for Jonathan. Sometimes those little tweaks can make a difference in cooking at home.
Like many home cooks, Jonathan “perfected my ordering skills” in the past year. Although his kitchen might not have been in over use, he did find that the presentation of his food makes an impact. Jonathan shared, “my tablescapes have never looked better. I can set a gorgeous table…just can’t make anything to put on my exquisite plates…yikes!”
While his presentation might be on point, Jonathan still has some flare in the kitchen and a song in his heart. But, this season he might be competing with Michael Symon’s laugh.
Jonathan commented, “I tend to burst out singing in intense moments…so YES…I probably let out several notes during the season. HA! I can definitely help Michael make his laugh as resonate and effortless as ever…he just has to call me.”
That sense of camaraderie is apparent on Worst Cooks in America Season 22. It is clear that the smaller group of recruits have become close. Jonathan commented that the group is “a really tight knit group of friends.”
In the end, Jonathan Beyer appreciates that this second chance experience is another opportunity. He said, “I would love to embrace learning things that I am not naturally gifted at. I tend to enjoy things I excel in…which means cooking has often been joyless for me. I think this can help me create a better relationship with cooking! …and I want an invitation to Anne’s wedding.”
Whether or not he receives a wedding invitation remains to be seen, but Jonathan Beyer does have some improved cooking skills to go with this tablescapes.