4 Levels of Mac and Cheese: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

  • Published: 20 February 2019
  • We challenged chefs of three different levels - an amateur, a home cook and a professional chef - to make their versions of macaroni and cheese. And then we brought in a food scientist to review their work. Which mac & cheese was the best?
    Check out the professional's recipe here on the ICE blog: https://www.ice.edu/blog/chef-michael-garretts-macaroni-pie-recipe

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  • michelle t. feng
    michelle t. feng  36 minutes back

    the level 2 chef reminds me of andy bernard from the office

    • Mac and Cheese
      Mac and Cheese  47 minutes back

      Level 3 looks like he just got high but he didnt like "hey do i look high?" "Nah bro" 👁👄👁

      • ツGotchaYeah
        ツGotchaYeah  2 hours back

        Level 1: waitress

        Level 2: Reads Terms and conditions

        Level 3: *stoned af*

        • Jassim Mannai
          Jassim Mannai  6 hours back

          Level 1 is basically just Mac N’ cheese that looks perfect. 2, is when you leave it in the fridge as leftovers, 3 you leave it for 7 years.

          • Bernadette Golpeo
            Bernadette Golpeo  9 hours back

            Ryan Reynolds is that u

            • Sagittarius Acheron
              Sagittarius Acheron  16 hours back

              Level 3 looks great and all but deep down we all know level one would be our first pick because of nostalgia lol

              • Shaqq Daddy Rantz
                Shaqq Daddy Rantz  19 hours back

                #1 if you feed me that bs you gotta get gone, but #2 & 3 y’all might’ve just put me on sum

                • Tom Wolfe
                  Tom Wolfe  19 hours back

                  Do the cooks have to bring their own pots? Because how come the level 1 and 2 chefs have relatively cheap stainless steel pots and the pro has a $375 Le Creuset dutch oven?

                  • John Johnson
                    John Johnson  20 hours back

                    Level 2 is bringing strong BDE

                    • REAPERCHAOS
                      REAPERCHAOS  1 days back

                      6:45 i thought there was a eyelash on my screen

                      • Cokentoast123 The comedian

                        And here I am with my microwaveable Kraft Mac and cheese

                        • Shelby Fountain
                          Shelby Fountain  1 days back

                          “You don’t have to add this in any order.. we’re gonna do alphabetical..”


                          • Zhe Wen Teh
                            Zhe Wen Teh  2 days back

                            no one:
                            absolutely no one:
                            level 3 chef: diD yOu sAY mAc aND cHeESecAkE?

                            • Kate
                              Kate  2 days back

                              Ok, those sounds of the pasta and sauce being mixed were not appropriate

                              • Jacqueline Horsley
                                Jacqueline Horsley  2 days back

                                Enticing videos that teach me quite alot, however, when it comes to judging.... there should not only be a one sided view of whom did the best, but another view of what most consumers enjoy. If it was prepared and made correctly, Kudos.... but does it taste as wonderful to the normal consumer.? ... cuz consuming is the entire point .

                                • Donald Piniach
                                  Donald Piniach  2 days back

                                  I recommend a bit of blue cheese with the cream cheese for it's bite and I do not like crumb toppings but if they put a good romano, bacon and fresh pepper, I could be enthused.

                                  • Hunter vondall
                                    Hunter vondall  2 days back


                                    • Ljbeef f
                                      Ljbeef f  2 days back

                                      Why does it say 4 levels but there is only 3

                                      • 。Stranger Wolfie 。

                                        The guy who added the sound affects.... 😐

                                        • Lone Wolf
                                          Lone Wolf  2 days back

                                          WAIT!!! Where's the orange powder packet?

                                          • PS Wave
                                            PS Wave  2 days back

                                            The lvl 1 mac and cheese is my type or mac and cheese

                                            • JC Howie
                                              JC Howie  2 days back

                                              Cute but why did the level 3 chef made the grossest dish?

                                              • london —— やばい

                                                i thought the noob was just gonna microwave craft mac n cheese.. 🤨

                                                • Dynamic entry
                                                  Dynamic entry  2 days back

                                                  That's what good p***y sounds like

                                                  • Arries David
                                                    Arries David  2 days back

                                                    Ha! I feel good knowing mine is better using only cheddar.

                                                    • Nora
                                                      Nora  2 days back

                                                      Level 2 Chef : “ You don’t have to add these in any particular order, but we’re going to go alphabetical. “ 🤦🏽‍♀️🙄

                                                      • Rick Ohm
                                                        Rick Ohm  2 days back

                                                        They were all trash

                                                        • Info Seeker
                                                          Info Seeker  2 days back

                                                          I'm disappointed no one made lobster mac.

                                                          • Strange Soul
                                                            Strange Soul  3 days back

                                                            “No wonder my kids love this”
                                                            So do u not eat it with them????

                                                            • milkwaves 310
                                                              milkwaves 310  3 days back

                                                              Two things:
                                                              The sound effects for this were gross. sorry not sorry.

                                                              Don't ever add raw flour to a sauce... it makes it have this gross, raw, sweet flavor. You need to toast the flour by making a roux first.

                                                              • Sheen Thisma
                                                                Sheen Thisma  3 days back

                                                                The sound engineer went way overboard with the added sound effects for the food. Took me away from the video completely.

                                                                • Aidan Chiranjiv Singh
                                                                  Aidan Chiranjiv Singh  3 days back

                                                                  food tryhard

                                                                  • Sese OB
                                                                    Sese OB  3 days back

                                                                    Lol where’s the sharp cheddar? All of them look nasty, they’re probably good though...

                                                                    • Da Oreo
                                                                      Da Oreo  3 days back

                                                                      4:36 I don’t think this is the right noise melted cheese makes

                                                                      • Kia Davis
                                                                        Kia Davis  3 days back

                                                                        my dude made a graham cracker crust and put it on top of some mac n cheese. never seen something like that. tbh, no one's mac made my mouth water here, but I'd try them, just to be able to judge from experience.

                                                                        • Terrance Silvermist Benjamin

                                                                          I feel like most of the time the level 3 chef dish at the end just doesn't look appetizing to me...sometimes less is more lol

                                                                          • Ivan Fernandez
                                                                            Ivan Fernandez  3 days back

                                                                            I’m surprised the level 1 chef didn’t use kraft mac and cheese

                                                                            • Zblack queen
                                                                              Zblack queen  3 days back

                                                                              Nooo, no breadcrumbs

                                                                              • Poonam smart kitchen
                                                                                Poonam smart kitchen  3 days back


                                                                                • Bri W
                                                                                  Bri W  3 days back

                                                                                  I’m so level 1 lol but I do add a pinch of salt and I enjoy the Panko if I’m feeling fancy, but I’m confused over the chef with the graham cracker crust?

                                                                                  • Brendy Navarro
                                                                                    Brendy Navarro  3 days back

                                                                                    I'm quite surprised, level 1 chef actually looks reeeeeally good

                                                                                    • Kyler Hiltbrand-Livoni

                                                                                      Tell me why the level one looked way better than 2 and 3

                                                                                      • Hunter
                                                                                        Hunter  3 days back

                                                                                        yeah i’ll just take level 1s macaroni thank u

                                                                                        • yogi bear
                                                                                          yogi bear  3 days back

                                                                                          Who let Andy Bernard on a cooking show

                                                                                          • CrypticSanity
                                                                                            CrypticSanity  3 days back

                                                                                            Oh nasty. They put actual cheese into it. That’s not how I do it. NASTY!🤢

                                                                                            • Ashleigh Jaima Osborne

                                                                                              Havarti, extra old blonde cheddar, Gouda, touch grated Parmesan. Ridged elbow macaroni. Standard bechamel sauce, no topping or baking. 😊🇨🇦

                                                                                              • Gacha Lukemia
                                                                                                Gacha Lukemia  4 days back

                                                                                                Producer: How many sound effects do you want?

                                                                                                Them: *yes.*

                                                                                                • Felicia 1122
                                                                                                  Felicia 1122  4 days back

                                                                                                  Nun of these chefs messing with my sister mac n cheese