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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  • angie btw
    angie btw 9 minutes ago


    Level 3 chef: *I wake up every morning to season my hands so the omelette tastes good*

  • jim Moore
    jim Moore Hour ago

    Sorry I know the expert chefs Alma does look delicious but it's technically scrambled eggs formed into a pancake not an actual omelette

  • Fwibos
    Fwibos Hour ago

    This is so stupid. "Levels" mean nothing.

  • bring home the beat

    Stine waste

  • no name lol
    no name lol Hour ago

    the second i saw barb, i knew she was left-handed idk y

  • layla tealtiger
    layla tealtiger 2 hours ago

    Next up on 4 levels, shef mines metal in her private cave for handmade cooking pot

  • Vishal GVK
    Vishal GVK 2 hours ago

    Where's the old lady who judges everything😫

  • Metro4ds
    Metro4ds 2 hours ago +1

    Level 5: just eat a raw egg whole.

  • C A I D E N T O B I A S

    where’s my normal food expert . this one is 11 !

  • Movies HD
    Movies HD 4 hours ago +1

    At least she puts hot sauce instead of ketchup 😂🥫🌶

  • Beau Artzer
    Beau Artzer 4 hours ago

    No one

    Level 3 chef I pick my egg from a egg tree on Neptune at the perfect time when the star b3-92 passes the center of the B3-43 galaxy and the universe grown for 3.1 nano second then is transferred to the kitchen I made out of wood all the way from the moon 58*9el3039 and then is treated with a special treatment on Jupiter

  • EdgeTo Everything
    EdgeTo Everything 5 hours ago

    Nooo what happened to the scientist

  • Violet Julianne
    Violet Julianne 5 hours ago


    level 3 chef: *i dont go to sleep until i know all my eggs are grow*

  • Violet Julianne
    Violet Julianne 5 hours ago

    0:27 who tf is that.....? that is not my usual gran sis

  • L J
    L J 6 hours ago

    It's a scientific fact that lefty's cook better

  • NACHOhuevon1
    NACHOhuevon1 7 hours ago


  • Armeezy Kunzu
    Armeezy Kunzu 7 hours ago

    I don't know. I like how sophisticated the level 3 Chefs are. They used simple ingredients, I mean, not a huge variety, but very specific like Italian parsley, which I don't really care...BUT LORENZO HAS TO BE MY ALL TIME FAVORITE! Everything about him and his food man!

  • Qualah M
    Qualah M 7 hours ago

    she said “UN-QUAIL” when talking about the eggs 😂
    Ok no?
    I guess I’m the only one one who noticed lmao

  • ToffeeCakes
    ToffeeCakes 8 hours ago

    Lorenzo is best 100% final answer.

  • Bob ibn
    Bob ibn 8 hours ago

    Level 2 is always the best cause none wants to breed their own cow for level 3

  • Bob ibn
    Bob ibn 8 hours ago

    Who's this food scientist

  • Hazel
    Hazel 9 hours ago

    I always want outsiders to taste test and guess which is which and/or rate their favorite. Find out what the people really like! 😉

  • Hazel
    Hazel 9 hours ago

    Who doesn’t add milk to their eggs??

  • Y A
    Y A 9 hours ago

    I feel like I am a combination of all three when I cook

  •  9 hours ago

    I think Emily put hot sauce on her omelete just because she likes hot sauce, not because it neutralises some of the salty taste from the salt..

  • yaboisaf 3301
    yaboisaf 3301 10 hours ago

    i love the dramatic stick extension

  • Teddington Bear
    Teddington Bear 10 hours ago +1

    Hi I'm faggy boy and I'm a level 4 chef. Why? Because I know the only way to cook a good omlette is to use the techniques of a level 100 chef; Jacques Pepin.

  • BoB n fishy
    BoB n fishy 10 hours ago

    one had bacon. he's the winner.

  • Jade Dallion
    Jade Dallion 10 hours ago

    Lazy way: Crack an egg into a microwaveable bowl and "cook" it in the microwave. Get that rubbery and light taste and add the bacon!I like the level 1 Omelet: Simple and easy. Level 2 maybe but I like the Chef's zeal. Level 3 Too much herbs.But I'm a scrambled eggs kind of a gal. Great vid!

  • Tim Liu
    Tim Liu 11 hours ago

    Level 4: are you smart enough to piece it together and try your own hypotheses?

    Level 4 is the best!!!!!

    Copy the techniques from level 3. But make your own decisions using the information from level 4.

    Level 4 is gangster.

  • Nero Rojas
    Nero Rojas 11 hours ago

    Level 3 omelet had my mouth watering

  • Torrey Jones
    Torrey Jones 11 hours ago

    Surprisingly, I've seen worse omelets, and even Emily did well this time. One of the few times I'd say "Yes, I'll eat that" to something Emily's made.

  • Noonymous
    Noonymous 12 hours ago

    I’m gonna add in a generous pinch of my fresh herbs... *_adds basically a handful_*

  • Lysergicidal Maniac
    Lysergicidal Maniac 12 hours ago

    God I always expect someone to say margarine. Thank god not here.

  • ShojoBakunyu
    ShojoBakunyu 13 hours ago

    I still wish the Scientist tried the food.

  • CountdownSmiles
    CountdownSmiles 13 hours ago

    Level 2 chef is my fav

  • *AI Duty
    *AI Duty 13 hours ago

    No one:
    Literally not a soul:

    Emily: so I found this cheese laying in my grandpas dog house-

  • Martin Law
    Martin Law 14 hours ago

    These recipes are a little too elaborate.
    Delia Smith's excellent omelette recipe takes about 60 seconds: ruclip.com/video/AJ2uBYCVHik/video.html

  • Nikolai Belinski - Raiden

    The home cook version looks more appetising than the expert one

  • Bailey Brogan
    Bailey Brogan 14 hours ago

    Anyone else stop watching immediately when the "scientist" comes on? No cook, no opinion.

  •  15 hours ago +1


  • DrowsyStars AJ
    DrowsyStars AJ 16 hours ago


  • Paul allen
    Paul allen 16 hours ago

    Level 2 for me goat cheese tastes like a barn floor

  • Paul allen
    Paul allen 16 hours ago


  • Beenz
    Beenz 16 hours ago

    Barb's omelet looks like that healthy version you never want to eat.

  • Mr. Jordan
    Mr. Jordan 18 hours ago

    level 3 isnt looking delicious

  • CaYlYa
    CaYlYa 18 hours ago

    That’s a young scientist, she must be very smart

  • Caden Young
    Caden Young 18 hours ago +1

    I’ve lost all faith in Emily after the ketchup incident

  • Natasha Zinzan
    Natasha Zinzan 19 hours ago


    *lorenzo: so im going to start with bacon*

  • pseudop
    pseudop 19 hours ago

    raw vegetables make omelets soggy but not high moisture goat cheese?

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  • starbucksprincess
    starbucksprincess 19 hours ago

    LORENZO NEEDS HIS OWN SHOW! I’ve said it in every video he’s been in in hopes SOMEONE from food network will notice

  • J M
    J M 20 hours ago

    Just thought I know how to cook omlet then saw chefs cooking... panic mode 50% .... saw this science stuff we need to remember panic mode 100%..😅 well I concluded I don't know how to cook omlet

  • Michael Thomas
    Michael Thomas 20 hours ago

    Where tf is the 4th level of omelet?

  • Pyrus McDougz
    Pyrus McDougz 20 hours ago

    idk why but that food scientist pisses me off !

  • smart one
    smart one 20 hours ago

    I’m sure level 3 tastes fine but it looks horrible compared to the other two.

  • Somali Pirate
    Somali Pirate 20 hours ago

    Frank: I birth and butcher my cows

  • Zubair 93
    Zubair 93 21 hour ago

    Don't forget the BACON folks.

  • xX_Savitar_Xx -
    xX_Savitar_Xx - 22 hours ago

    This Is the least generic level 3 chef ever

  • Arnav Rawat
    Arnav Rawat 22 hours ago

    Lorenzo is a beast for level 2

  • Noor Ahmed
    Noor Ahmed 22 hours ago

    Amazing BTW I can make all three omelettes🌟🌟

  • 666 Noel
    666 Noel 22 hours ago

    I Litterly Just Watched This Then Right After That We Had Omelet For Dinner

  • blue Flames
    blue Flames 23 hours ago +4

    Lorenzo: omg WOOOOOOOW!

  • Leonaidas Yexel Gabral
    Leonaidas Yexel Gabral 23 hours ago

    food expert: Eggs are composed of two different parts
    me: testicles and pen*s?

    food expert: the egg white and the yolk

  • Dancho Danchov
    Dancho Danchov Day ago

    where is Rose??

  • selena gomez tapi fake

    5:26 if you think that laugh is creepy, you should hear mine

  • Planet Art
    Planet Art Day ago

    Level 2 looks best, level 1 was OK too, but I really hated the level 3 one 😂

  •  Day ago

    I HATE Lorenzo, get that guy outta here. His energy is annoying.

  • Kei
    Kei Day ago

    I hope lorenzo never runs out of recipes so we can see him forever

  • sharita sarmah
    sharita sarmah Day ago

    I loved Lorenzo's omelette 👌👌

  • Jayden Domenech
    Jayden Domenech Day ago

    Level 2 chief had the best looking one

  • Taneleer Tivan
    Taneleer Tivan Day ago

    Wheres the food expert?!!!

  • kira berg friis
    kira berg friis Day ago

    Leve 3

  • Amresh Kumar
    Amresh Kumar Day ago

    What is this, omletto de universtei ...... ??

  •  Day ago

    Everytime I make an omelet it ends up as franken scrambled eggs.

  • Mark C
    Mark C Day ago

    Hi, I'm Marq and I'm a level 99 chef.

  • Ernesto Vladimir Aguilar Paravicino

    i prefer the chinese guy one

  • DRK_V1RO
    DRK_V1RO Day ago

    dad:son who do you want to be when you will be older

    me:i want to be lorenzo


    me:because il be happy

  • Daniel Lugo
    Daniel Lugo Day ago

    Wow I've been doing this for 30 years I gotta say the first 2 "chefs" really suck!

  • FinallyAFreeUsername

    That's... not a Spanish onion.

  • Figmental
    Figmental Day ago

    Well... I guess I have been making omelettes (and yes that is the CORRECT spelling) wrong all this time:
    1. Crack eggs into bowl
    2. Remove shell from egg mixture because it is inevitable that some will get in (life hack: wet the tip of your fingers before trying to get the shell out, it makes it so much easier!!)
    3. Add salt and lots of pepper, and a splash of milk (trust me)
    4. Chop up fillings (usually all colours of capsicum)
    5. Add in filling
    6. Using small whisk, whisk everything together
    7. Melt a small amount of butter in the pan
    8. Pour in omelet mixture and let cook
    9. When it is only slightly jiggly on the top, slide omelet out of the pan and onto plate making sure to fold it as you slide


  • ailatoivay
    ailatoivay Day ago

    im glad she didnt put ketchup in there

  • duolingo bird
    duolingo bird Day ago

    Why dose level 3 look so disgusting

  • Bjørn Aslak Dallmann

    Level 5: Nutritionist.
    Level 6: Holistic hipster gardener.
    Level 7: Food philosopher.
    Level 8: ... suggestions?

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  • Praesepi×
    Praesepi× Day ago

    Oh god MOIST omlet


    I am a level suck my nuts i live in Japan and always have real wagyu in my fridge chef!

  • Runjiazhang Gaming

    Gordon Ramsay has joined the chat

  • Natalie Muñoz
    Natalie Muñoz Day ago

    I love Lorenzo!!

  • FLUX
    FLUX Day ago

    This video made me really want an omelette

  • Ricky Roma
    Ricky Roma Day ago

    Level three omelet looks like dog sh#$

  • Ricky Roma
    Ricky Roma Day ago

    Hi I'm a level three chef, and a hard core Lesbion.

  • John Currie
    John Currie Day ago

    I just commented and my text was hijacked

  • Sagn C
    Sagn C Day ago

    But ultimately it's 11g protein per omlete.

  • Hamburgerboi 18
    Hamburgerboi 18 Day ago

    I’m probably the only person here, but I wanna try Barb’s omelette

  • Xpertality
    Xpertality Day ago

    Hey Epicurious,
    I watched your 50 people try to make a pancake and thought that you could do a 4 levels of pankakes.. Anyway it's just a suggestion. I love this series so keep up the good work

  •  Day ago

    But it's only three levels of chef... To say the science is the fourth is a sham, science isn't cooking... Not that it can be considered science either, as it's just discussing what's good with each one and cooking isn't a science, it's an art style and not because of the colours, but everything from presentation to taste palettes to even how it makes you feel

  • I Don't Suck
    I Don't Suck Day ago +10


    Absolutely nobody

    Level 3 Chef: At 3AM I like to grow my table because it’s more fresh

    • Jayin gee
      Jayin gee Day ago

      Then i make my own plates because Then i dont need to peel Then(?)

  • Abdullah Al Sefat

    Lorenzo is the best

  • habibtanos
    habibtanos Day ago

    Level 3 is wrong on whisking, side to side is better .. its proven