4 Levels of Omelets: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

  • Published on May 21, 2019
  • We challenged chefs of three different levels - an amateur, a home cook and a professional chef - to make their versions of an omelet. And then we brought in a food scientist to review their work. Which omelet was the best?
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  • Ketty Chan
    Ketty Chan 55 minutes ago

    I still don't understand why people analyze food 😐✋ like as long as it's tasty Imma eat it

  • Pepto Bismol
    Pepto Bismol Hour ago

    tbh Lorenzo’s looked bomb

  • Dhr John Doe
    Dhr John Doe 2 hours ago

    So, who is responsible for the judgement of "level's"? And what is the level of degree of the so called "food scientist" to review the "work". After seeing this, I should be at least, a level 99 Omelet Anomaly (cracking an egg in one hand without leaving egg-shells in the bowl, will add 20+ bonus points). Lesson one in cooking class ... take off your jewellery, rinse and clean your paws, and start ...

  • Karwan Gara
    Karwan Gara 2 hours ago

    That lvl 3 chef needs to watch some jacques pepin videos, i could make a better omelette than her.

  • Sarah Jarrett
    Sarah Jarrett 2 hours ago

    the second guy has my vote, that omelette looked BOMB

  • Everything Madi
    Everything Madi 2 hours ago

    2:00 ME

  • cosmic-sarcasm 18
    cosmic-sarcasm 18 3 hours ago

    *don’t forget the bacon folks*

  • Hamza Karfa
    Hamza Karfa 4 hours ago +1

    She almost turn the show to be rap she us killing it in 7:47 please tell me I'm not the only one!!!!!!!! 1

  • Hans Christian Tankred

    That is not a french omelette... in any way... what so ever.

  • Even G
    Even G 5 hours ago

    You killed it Barb!

  • Peter Smith
    Peter Smith 5 hours ago

    no 2.

  • Jeric Yuen
    Jeric Yuen 6 hours ago +1

    Am I the only one who would go for Lorenzo's omelette?

  • Jotalyn Kujo
    Jotalyn Kujo 8 hours ago

    Lvl one is like my first two omelettes (I learn pretty quickly) I think I'm lvl 2?
    I don't understand why people stir I mean I know they said it cooks more evenly but like I don't have that problem? I let it sit there until its not like sloshing everywhere when I tip the pan. Then I flip and it like perfect on the other side.
    The thing about that tho is you HAVE TO BE READY AND QUICK ABOUT THE FILLINGS.
    Fold into taco and done
    Anything that needs to be cooked but you want in the egg like mushrooms or peppers or spam. Cook it all in the egg pan, spread evenly when done and pour in the egg slowly..
    I just eyeball the temperature so I can't help you there

    • Jotalyn Kujo
      Jotalyn Kujo 8 hours ago

      and no offense but I wouldn't touch that lvl 3 omelette
      I enjoy fully cooked egg and I don't trust that it looks weird

    • Jotalyn Kujo
      Jotalyn Kujo 8 hours ago


  • Rose Treiger
    Rose Treiger 11 hours ago

    No wonder it takes 45 minutes to get an omelet at a restaurant. They're making it way too hard.

  • Rose Treiger
    Rose Treiger 11 hours ago

    You can tell the professional chef's don't do their own dishes. take 6 bowls and 3 frying pans? sorry I only have one dishwasher it's me. Everybody's going into the same bowl and everybody's going into the same frying pan. You saute your veggies first scramble up your eggs, pour them on top cover it for a minute or two, a couple minutes on the other side, and it's done. I will not even touch an omelette that wasnt cooked on both sides. No snot for me thank you.

    OLGMC 11 hours ago

    “Kind of a plop”

  • Eva Møller
    Eva Møller 13 hours ago

    Who would really use so long on an omelette. I mean it’s an omelette:)

  • Celi Méndez
    Celi Méndez 13 hours ago

    Lorenzo's looks delicious af.

  • Zuhur Hersi
    Zuhur Hersi 14 hours ago +1

    Level 3: Don’t whisk side to side it does nothing.
    *whisks side to side*
    Me: O--Kay

  • Nienke Fleur Luchtmeijer

    I was so expectig Emily to put ketchupnon her omelette I was sort of disapointed when she put hot sauce on it instead

  • Cella Cello
    Cella Cello 17 hours ago

    As a chef I was taught to do exactly level 3 but I'm personally, religiously, always be in level 2. Bacon, cheese, and egg will never fail your life 🖤🖤🖤

  • SuperDynamite666
    SuperDynamite666 18 hours ago

    Levels? No such thing, what U make & then like eating completely, is level 100!!

  • TF4D 150
    TF4D 150 19 hours ago

    When you have to eye ball something when it comes to cooking, you know you are a level 1 chef. Lol!

  • Palak Maniar
    Palak Maniar 21 hour ago

    I just wanted to check where I stand...n I am a 2.5 level chef...😅

  • Daniel Pedroza
    Daniel Pedroza 21 hour ago

    Lorenzo’s is the best

  • anpdm1
    anpdm1 21 hour ago

    Lorenzo for the win.

  • Draggy654
    Draggy654 21 hour ago

    I cant believe u guys didn’t try to get Gordon Ramsay to be in the vid

  • Draggy654
    Draggy654 21 hour ago

    Then u have gordon at lvl 10

  • Tygz Dk
    Tygz Dk 21 hour ago +1

    U know she’s a level 1 chef, when she cut likes this 0:40

  • Srinath Chippa
    Srinath Chippa 22 hours ago

    She look like Layla London

  • MyLyfeThruTheLens

    The professional chef’s omelet looked really gross while the other two looked really good. Emily’s looked awesome. I just would’ve added a little cheese.

  • drek bryson
    drek bryson Day ago

    I like the amateur and the regular cook

  • Lesmes Romero
    Lesmes Romero Day ago

    Chef Ramsey said to never add salt till the eggs are cooked...... He said it makes them dark!

  • personface1
    personface1 Day ago

    Why is everything Lorenzo makes always the best!

  • Umar Butt
    Umar Butt Day ago

    I would say I am on level 1.5

  • Esme Hamer
    Esme Hamer Day ago

    We all know the level 2 chef is the best

  • Esme Hamer
    Esme Hamer Day ago

    Not sure why Americans don’t pronounce the ‘h’ in herbs. What is an erb.

  • Trey Dill
    Trey Dill Day ago

    That egg mixing part has to be the funniest and grossest thing I’ve ever heard.

  • Max Capala
    Max Capala Day ago +1


  • Max Capala
    Max Capala Day ago +1

    Adding water into an omelet is like making hot chocolate with water, you just don’t do it

  • ramtham007
    ramtham007 Day ago

    is it just me or does this barb look like the barb from stranger things

  • Ben Magder
    Ben Magder Day ago

    Lorenzo is actually secretly a level 99 chef

  • Erika Samuelson
    Erika Samuelson Day ago

    Can we have an episode where level 5 is Gordon Ramsey?

  • María José Umaña

    Lorenzo is the bessttttt cheffff 😍😍

  • GeloSlash 21
    GeloSlash 21 Day ago

    Im level 0

  • Hari Venkat
    Hari Venkat Day ago

    Level 1 topping not boiled and not combined.
    Level 2 and 3 looks good

  • Dark Horse
    Dark Horse Day ago

    I was waiting for the dishes to be rated and a winner to be announced 🍳🍳

  • Advyth
    Advyth Day ago

    Lvl 1 chef: tastes like garbage but okay
    Lvl 2 Chef: Looks and tastes good
    Lvl 3 Chef: Looks like my horses vomit and tastes like..... dogshit

  • Daniel P
    Daniel P Day ago

    Level 1: *makes ordinary food*
    Level 2 *same thing but a little bit fancy*
    Level 3 m a k e s w h o l e d I f f e r e n t
    m e a l

  • Justin Shivrattan
    Justin Shivrattan Day ago +1

    Level1:big sister
    Level2:big brother
    Level3:transgendered mother

  • Jaden’s Shoes
    Jaden’s Shoes Day ago

    Guess this is what barb is doing in the upsidedown becoming a level three chef

  • siddharth panchal

    I never knew that one could do a Thesis on an omelette.

  • Jessica Ooi
    Jessica Ooi Day ago

    Tbh........ I really don't like Lorenzo..... He is too attention seeking to me

  • Cherry Angel
    Cherry Angel Day ago

    Yolks have some fat in them, too. It's why you don't want any yolk in your egg white if you're making meringue.

  • min may Ngo
    min may Ngo Day ago

    please do tacos next

  • Lizzy krueger
    Lizzy krueger Day ago

    Lorenzo’s looks the tastiest tbh

  • EPMD Films
    EPMD Films Day ago

    1 honestly goes hard with the hot sauce

  • James Smith
    James Smith Day ago +1

    That food scientist is cute af. 😍😍😍💕

  • Erik Garcia Romio

    Lorenzo's for sure

  • Blanca Rodriguez

    Idk why but i don’t trust this food scientist

  • SimplySarah
    SimplySarah Day ago

    Level 3: I like to whisk my eggs with a home made wooden fork

  • Sumomo momomo
    Sumomo momomo 2 days ago

    Level 2 always has the most appetizing looking

  • Chow ?
    Chow ? 2 days ago

    i love emily she’s the best

  • Jonathan Betz
    Jonathan Betz 2 days ago

    Put Ketchup and Cheescake in there.

  • Emagns
    Emagns 2 days ago +4

    She might be an expert but I would not eat that 🤢🤮

  • SuperNovaJinckUFO
    SuperNovaJinckUFO 2 days ago

    Why do the level 2s always look the best. Like, the level 3 is always trying to show off and make something "alternative"

  • Dylan Reed
    Dylan Reed 2 days ago

    Level 3 over here over handling it

  • Molly Demetria
    Molly Demetria 2 days ago

    I feel like the Level 1 prolly taste the best

  • Unknown
    Unknown 2 days ago

    Why is a 12 year old explaining everyone's dish to me

  • Avenexful
    Avenexful 2 days ago +1

    they reduced the moisture from food to make it less moist...
    every 60 seconds a minute passes in africa...

  • Sebastian Vargas
    Sebastian Vargas 2 days ago

    Minus the veggies, Lorenzo’s looks the best, but level 2 always makes the best

  • Yeah Buddy
    Yeah Buddy 2 days ago

    Salt desolves proteins? I need my proteins!!!

  • Shalini Rana
    Shalini Rana 2 days ago

    Why are the level one chefs always so unconfident? Maybe level one means “I cook twice, maybe three times a week”

  • PurplewolfyXD gachagirl

    level one:I bought the eggs from the grocery store
    level two:I got these eggs from uncles my farm
    level 3: *As a professional chef i raised my own chicken*

  • Benjamin Liang
    Benjamin Liang 2 days ago

    Barb uses hen of the woods mushrooms (I think)