4 Levels of Tacos: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

  • We challenged chefs of three different levels - an amateur, a home cook and a professional chef - to make their versions of tacos. And then we brought in a food scientist to review their work. Which taco was the best?
    Check out the professional's recipe here on the ICE blog: www.ice.edu/blog/ribeye-tacos-pineapple-pico-de-gallo

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Comments • 80

  • Ryan ???
    Ryan ??? 2 hours ago

    So when I was a level 1 taco maker I wasn’t as bad as thier level 1

  • Ryan ???
    Ryan ??? 2 hours ago

    So I don’t use a skillet or a pan to cook my tacos I cook the meat in a pot

  • Ruby Bowditch
    Ruby Bowditch 6 hours ago +1

    Lmao who’s here because of Noah schnapps tiktok

  • Bree Gamer girl
    Bree Gamer girl 6 hours ago +1

    Am I the only one here from Noah’s TikTok??

  • Ana Calixto
    Ana Calixto 7 hours ago

    Lorenzo is a mood!!!

  • markalexander774
    markalexander774 8 hours ago

    Tabasco on tacos? Come on, at least use Tapatio or Cholula if you are going to go basic.

  • Mariana M
    Mariana M 8 hours ago +1

    In Mexico we don't eat those "tacos"

    JAKE WILL COOK THAT 10 hours ago

    Ooo I just made a taco video!! I’d love it if you check me out :)

    MR CHIEF 11 hours ago

    Chef is real mexican tacos tacos dosent have veg

  • GamesWith BroXz
    GamesWith BroXz 14 hours ago

    The Level 3 was the closest to Authentic Mexican Tacos. They actually looked pretty good ngl The level 2 had me but lost me when he brought out the chedar The level 1 - no man sorry

  • Poutchyka Butterfly
    Poutchyka Butterfly 16 hours ago

    I use a tortilla, sour cream "glue", then hard taco shell to make my tacos too! Woot

  • Comrade Doge
    Comrade Doge 19 hours ago

    I love how those truck dudes are better than the rest of the chef here

  • ARC Productions
    ARC Productions 20 hours ago

    Level 1 is so sad :(

  • Hendra Prasetya
    Hendra Prasetya 20 hours ago

    Jhon is my favourite level 1 chef
    And lorenzo is my favourite level 2 chef


    John is so funny 😂 I like him even if he has no idea how to make a taco 🌮

  • Sepehr Moghani
    Sepehr Moghani Day ago

    The amateur is really amateur. GET A BIGGER KNIFE! CUT THOSE VEGGIES SMALLER!!

  • tokento91
    tokento91 Day ago

    Can we do real tacos?

  • tony cee
    tony cee Day ago


  • Vivian
    Vivian Day ago

    Okay, im been looking for FRANK

  • santosh kumar Gupta

    Kosher salt

  • ascendedmonkey
    ascendedmonkey Day ago

    No one in this episode made real tacos. The level 3 cook made tortillas but that's about it.

  • MoonKnightPlayz
    MoonKnightPlayz Day ago

    Kelvin’s toppings and mixture is more than the tortilla can carry.

  • Benedictus Parama

    Lorenzo keeps laughing. IT IS JUST SUPAAAA FUNNEH

  • Athamas Salumintao
    Athamas Salumintao 2 days ago +1

    Level 3 said butt it should be censord

  • joao rangel
    joao rangel 2 days ago

    where tf is saul

  • Joah Calvert
    Joah Calvert 2 days ago

    John scares me with a knife take it away

  • Dream 23
    Dream 23 2 days ago +2

    The level one chef is adorable!

    CONTROL 2 days ago

    Who else eating a taco

  • ShizaAnimations
    ShizaAnimations 2 days ago

    “The *meat* is complete” you mean
    Turkey, beans, TOMATO SAUCE, and Satan’s heart?

  • ShizaAnimations
    ShizaAnimations 2 days ago +5

    “And a can of tomato sauce” Yes Officer, this cook right here

  • Alan Perez
    Alan Perez 2 days ago

    Am I the only one who finds the scientist attractive?

  • Sam LSD
    Sam LSD 2 days ago

    How old is thes skinny dude? 13?
    He acts as if he's 13 years old gay boy who is still virgin 🤣😆🤣😆🤣😆

  • greenisnotacreativecolor

    Level 1: I'm a level 1 chef
    Level 2: I'm a level 2 chef
    *Level 3* : I am the god of food, I have been breeding, feeding my flavors and animals when I was 3. I met the god of flavor and ingredients when I was 8 years old. No one is better or as experienced as I am. The ingredients and food of my knowledge are far beyond this puny world. I traveled all around the world the find the BEST cooking techniques and ingredients. I was my sensai's favor rite pupil when I was young. Only people who achieve heaven are allowed to taste my food.

  • ExpoHD
    ExpoHD 2 days ago

    I don’t like the level 4 chef

  • Carol Yáñez
    Carol Yáñez 2 days ago +1


    JAMES DIETMANN 2 days ago

    Johns little knife bugs me idk why

  • pedro paredes cuevas.

    I'm mexican, and that's no tacos, ID you wanna see a Real taco, go and watch "la capital"

  • eeppisiä pelejä
    eeppisiä pelejä 2 days ago

    Shredded beef is better than ground to me

  • Mhp 974
    Mhp 974 2 days ago +2

    Saul would love this challenge
    *When is a good time to make a taco ? All the time. Every time*

  • Fresh
    Fresh 3 days ago +2

    Anyone gonna talk about how johns vegetables are to thick? I know your not trying to impress anyone, but i dont want my taco to have a salad on top

  • Valeria Gonzalez
    Valeria Gonzalez 3 days ago

    i feel disrespected by John's taco =/

  • Kelis Nguyen
    Kelis Nguyen 3 days ago

    Kelvin is an actually qualified Steven

  • SrSegundaCuenta
    SrSegundaCuenta 3 days ago

    Hard shell is not Taco

  • Teressa Cooks
    Teressa Cooks 3 days ago +2

    Who else said....What.The. Hell...when he started cutting cucumbers!?!? 😲🌮

  • Hayden Schooler
    Hayden Schooler 3 days ago

    Lvl 3 doesn’t even look like a taco

  • SandPaperToYourDickTip

    John lookin like a Sims 4 character

  • Jason Treloar
    Jason Treloar 3 days ago

    My guy john made his veggie mix with 2 fruits

  • My New life
    My New life 4 days ago +1

    Qui regarde sa après le tik tok de noah

  • My New life
    My New life 4 days ago +2

    How watch this after noah tiktok

  • LeftAlone
    LeftAlone 4 days ago

    I like the way Lorenzo keeps his tacos up.

  • Sharon S.
    Sharon S. 4 days ago

    We love LORENZO

  • Oasis Nails&Spa
    Oasis Nails&Spa 4 days ago +2

    Amateur: Skinny
    Home Cook: Thick Boy
    Expert: Fat

  • Convair
    Convair 4 days ago

    4:04 not even the 5.7 million people watching?

  • Sereniti Cole
    Sereniti Cole 4 days ago

    How many times John said ‘Not to fancy’

  • Faith Marianne Lawas

    Level 1 bothers me so much

  • Ama Adjare
    Ama Adjare 4 days ago +1

    I’m here because of Noah

  • Daeni Scott
    Daeni Scott 4 days ago +4

    does anyone else just think lorenzo is like the cutest thing ever?

  • Titan Polus
    Titan Polus 4 days ago

    no one else wants to talk about the JR high Chick's lazy left eye socket?

  • Duru
    Duru 4 days ago


  • Blanca Reyes
    Blanca Reyes 4 days ago

    I thought that for level 3 their were going to bring a mexican person to make tacos but guess not

  • Tuquynh Nx
    Tuquynh Nx 4 days ago +5

    Who watches this after Noah posted a TikTok about this ?

  • Lemon7020
    Lemon7020 4 days ago +6

    Noah Schnapp anyone lmao

  • Simon Dery
    Simon Dery 4 days ago

    I thought John was a Level 2 Chef from the Pasta Bolognes

  • ajaivy
    ajaivy 4 days ago

    People being angry at a taco with turkey:
    Me, living in France and knowing what a French taco is: honey, you got a big storm coming

  • No Chaeyoung, No Me
    No Chaeyoung, No Me 5 days ago +1

    Wish the level 3 was Saul.

  • Jorge Antonio Arias Cárdenas

    Where is the asador, handmade tortillas, guacamole,?
    First you must clean your asador with an onion everybody knows it

  • Diego Duarte
    Diego Duarte 5 days ago

    This was so disappointing. Y’all were really out of touch with Mexican Cuisine.. even the “level 3” chef is barely considered level 2 for Mexican cuisine, and he’s not even Mexican, he looks Puerto Rican/Dominican.

  • Sadid Tahmid
    Sadid Tahmid 5 days ago +1

    Is it just me or does level 3 guy sound and look like a guy from ant man

    You know, Scott's friend

  • PlatinumShiro
    PlatinumShiro 5 days ago +3

    The fact none of them did plain carne asada on a asador makes me feel sad.

  • Kimby
    Kimby 5 days ago +4

    Who’s here because of Noah’s tiktok?? No only me.... ok

  • char wallace
    char wallace 5 days ago +3

    whose here from noah’s tiktok

  • Evel.yn264
    Evel.yn264 5 days ago +5

    Did anyone come from Noah Schnapps tiktok? No just me ok

  • Venecia Sierra
    Venecia Sierra 5 days ago +2

    Noah pliss

  • Student Makiyah Williams

    I just like tacos 🌮

    And Taco Bell and homemade tacos

  • Trendelina Shabani
    Trendelina Shabani 5 days ago

    Lorenzo’s laugh is just...🥺

  • Quike **NH
    Quike **NH 5 days ago

    U got to love Lorenzo

  • don't judge
    don't judge 5 days ago

    ok, guys, let's face it
    in every cultural food, you can never outperform the grandma

  • erwin rodriguez
    erwin rodriguez 5 days ago +1

    3 of them were bullsh1t

  • Andre’s Grandma
    Andre’s Grandma 5 days ago

    You got to to put LOT of mexican spice and tradition🇲🇽

  • ZosoJuan
    ZosoJuan 5 days ago

    Wtf John