In 2009, MTV introduced the world to eight guidos who loved to drink and party. After the series ended in 2012, two of the reality stars were trained by Food Network‘s professional chefs on Worst Cooks in America.
Find out which Jersey Shore roommates signed up to work with Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray on Worst Cooks in America.
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Cooking was a big part of ‘Jersey Shore’
Throughout the original series, Sunday Dinners became a staple in the Jersey Shore house. Most of the time, Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino was cooking. His specialties included sausage and peppers and chicken cutlets.
Now and then, some of the other roommates would cook on the grill, but for the most part, Sorrentino took point in the kitchen. Regardless of who was cooking, the roommates all gathered to enjoy a meal together — no matter what transpired that week.
‘JWoww’ was the first ‘Jersey Shore’ star to appear on ‘Worst Cooks in America’
Jersey Shore fans remember the male roommates cooking most of the time, so it came as a small shock to many when Jenni “JWoww” Farley was announced as a contestant on Worst Cooks in America in 2015.
She participated in season 7 of the Food Network series. As Farley explained to Food Network, working under Chef Anne Burrell, she wanted to “expand [her] cooking abilities.”
Farley took home first place that season, donating her $50,000 prize to the Pick Your Paws Rescue. She would return to the show in a later season to help coach another Jersey Shore castmate who wanted to hone their cooking skills.
It turns out ‘The Situation’ wasn’t that great of a chef
Ironically, Sorrentino was also on Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America.
The 34-year-old was a contestant during the show’s ninth season in 2016. Working under Chef Burrell, Sorrentino agreed to do the show because he wanted to develop the skills to cook for a healthier lifestyle.
After Sorrentino’s appearance on Dancing With the Stars, he suffered a neck injury that resulted in his addiction to pain medication. By the time Sorrentino signed up for Worst Cooks in America, he was ready to make some serious changes.
At the time, Sorrentino was extremely focused on his fitness routine, but his nutrition was lacking. In addition to learning how to cook healthier meals for himself, Sorrentino wanted to sharpen his skills in the kitchen to cook for his family and Lauren Pesce, who was his his then-girlfriend.
Sadly, Sorrentino was voted off of the show during its seventh week. He donated his $5,000 in prize money to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Another ‘Jersey Shore’ roommate was on the Food Network
Yet another Jersey Shore roommate made their way onto the Food Network after the reality series ended.
Before he became the “Keto Guido,” Vinny Guadagnino appeared on The Great Food Truck Race: Family Face-Off in 2016.
According to the New York Daily News, Guadagnino, his mom Paola, and his uncle Angelo Giaimo made up the Carretto Siciliano food truck specializing in Nutella-stuffed zeppoles.
Today, Guadagnino is the author of The Keto Guido Cookbook. He continues to maintain his keto lifestyle.