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

  • Published on Feb 20, 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?
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  • • Night Of Wishes •
    • Night Of Wishes • 14 hours ago +1

    *Level -13*
    **Microwaved from a box**

  • krepler
    krepler 14 hours ago

    Reminds me on its always sunny when they live in the suburb and mac is making mac n cheese everyday from the box

  • Emily Hicks
    Emily Hicks 15 hours ago

    I think that adding the graham cracker topping on top was a really good Idea. the sweet and the salty would be very good on that type of dish. People may think it is strange to be adding things like graham crackers, vanilla, and brown sugar would be a strange combo, but that sounds DELICIOUS! Just my thoughts 😊!

    TXGAMER7 16 hours ago

    Level 3 chef....you gotta catch these hands

  • Issa Art
    Issa Art 16 hours ago

    Watching this while eating box macaroni and cheese 😂

  • Krähe
    Krähe 16 hours ago

    Everyone loves Mac N cheese: vegan

  • 防彈少年團Bangtan_Pangtan

    Since when was baking Mac&Cheese a thing

  • Nekka McMuffins
    Nekka McMuffins 16 hours ago

    7:26 Put on english captions, she starts saying Jesus

  • Mr. AsianBoy
    Mr. AsianBoy 16 hours ago

    It says 4 but they say three I know the scientist is it but whatever

  • one two
    one two 18 hours ago

    0 for 3 garbage level 3 the worst

  • Max P
    Max P 18 hours ago

    You should show the recipes one at a time

  • The dark Knight
    The dark Knight 18 hours ago

    I never tasted mac n cheese😭

  • Sloane’s Singing Channel

    the amateur one lowkey looked the best

  • achuarplayzyt
    achuarplayzyt 19 hours ago

    Im confused on the title its says 4 levels but in the video its 3 levels

  • A-DUB
    A-DUB 19 hours ago

    She's a cutie

  • Fahad Alazraqi
    Fahad Alazraqi 19 hours ago

    level 2 ftw

  • Ally Lewis
    Ally Lewis 19 hours ago

    my mac and cheese comes from a box

  • Ally Lewis
    Ally Lewis 19 hours ago

    ew the sound affects

  • Ally Lewis
    Ally Lewis 19 hours ago

    im always the level one chef

  • The Wicked Savage
    The Wicked Savage 19 hours ago

    simpl mac and cheese, add tomoto soup and cheese whiz to pasta

  • M G
    M G 20 hours ago

    An amateur would just make boxed mac and cheese

  • Elias Arpin
    Elias Arpin 20 hours ago

    The level 5 looks high

  • Alice Banghart
    Alice Banghart 20 hours ago

    ummmm its not mac and cheese without macaroni

  • Agentoctober99 0
    Agentoctober99 0 20 hours ago

    TF is white pepper

  • thomasjac85
    thomasjac85 20 hours ago

    I think I'll pass. Not one of them knows what mac n cheese is

  • SarahMarie
    SarahMarie 20 hours ago

    lol, you should add a new level 4 chef: Vegan Chef, and level 5 being the food scientist. LOL But seriously, figuring out how to veganize something can be INSANELY challenging. I have had a lot of friends who are pro chefs not even be able to successfully veganize something, and other friends who are vegan actually be able to figure it out (I've learned a lot about food science just researching how I can veganize something)

  • EurAsianFred
    EurAsianFred 21 hour ago

    Am I the only one who appreciated the sound effects and thinks they made the food sound more delicious?

  • Ewan Shannon
    Ewan Shannon 21 hour ago


    SAMANTHA DONAHUE 21 hour ago

    How to succeed -
    1. Boxed Mac and Cheese
    2. Pan cook time
    3. Say it was home made
    4. Enjoy you terrible meal!

  • J Corbett
    J Corbett 22 hours ago

    If I came home to Ada making mac n' cheese, I think I would be a pretty happy dude

  • Some guy on the Internet

    The moment they taste their own food (orgasms) OHH ITS SO GOOD

  • Riss Roo
    Riss Roo 23 hours ago

    I NEVER bake my mac and cheese. Once you mix your cheese sauce with the pasta, it’s done. The sauce and noodles get weird when you bake it. If the cheese isn’t super ooey gooey, it needs to go in the garbage.

  • ąղժɾҽա ҍɾąժӀҽվ

    Where is my level? The one who tries to boil a pasta but ended up burning the whole house

  • Caelan Shong
    Caelan Shong 23 hours ago

    It should taste like the ocean? My arteries clogged just hearing that. Isn't that much salt going to ruin the food? Is that just because it isn't a meal for one?

  • im dumb but
    im dumb but 23 hours ago


  • Genesis C
    Genesis C 23 hours ago

    1st girl really can’t cook😂

  • Rob Flo
    Rob Flo Day ago

    Level 1 is best

  • Hudson Bennett
    Hudson Bennett Day ago

    That dad answers the phone saying yellow

  • Close Enough
    Close Enough Day ago

    Level 3 was the best.

  • Starllet Nixie
    Starllet Nixie Day ago +1

    I want the person who added the liquid sound effects ded,

    • Starllet Nixie
      Starllet Nixie Day ago

      also tortured listening to the sound effects he added for 10 months.

  • Alex Markessinis

    Alton Brown stove top Mac n Cheese is the only Mac n Cheese. Look up the recipe and thank me later. Baked mac and cheese just dilutes the cheese sharpness with a milk based rue.

  • Mr. Loowiz
    Mr. Loowiz Day ago

    I hate these sound effects. Please, stop.

  • Aimee
    Aimee Day ago

    her face at 10:50 lol she looks so disgusted and disappointed but hiding it 😂💀

  • Llama IsMyName
    Llama IsMyName Day ago

    If i want fancy macaroni level 2 enough for me. And mouth, level 3 will overwhelm me to the point i wont like it.

  • Riya Rao
    Riya Rao Day ago

    did she just pronounce MONTESSORI cheese as MONSTER cheese....

  • Aqim Julayhi
    Aqim Julayhi Day ago

    I feel like slapping the editor for adding that gross wet farting sound.

  • NiHil DuX
    NiHil DuX Day ago

    That chef with the pink dress shirt is so charming.. like WAW

  • Nguyen Nhat Hoai

    and the winner is......

    boxed Mac and cheese!!!

  • btr003
    btr003 Day ago

    the higher level you go, the less it looks like mac & cheese

  • oh yeah yeah
    oh yeah yeah Day ago

    Newbie to grandmaster

  • Shanelle Lol
    Shanelle Lol Day ago +6

    Why dose level 1 look better than the rest?

  • Footballing .magic

    Im so hungryy

  • Alex Coulson
    Alex Coulson Day ago

    I’m so uncultured I didn’t even know you baked it.

  • Mushroom Gaming
    Mushroom Gaming Day ago

    I'm here because the thumb nail made me want to cook this at 1 am and I like the level 1 best because it's simple and looked the best

  • The problem with your logic is,

    Level 2 guy look like he got out a mental hospital for the insane.

  • Sophia Muharram
    Sophia Muharram Day ago

    9:42 Ada? Ada just added cheese. Lol that shade thooo

  • fem-usa
    fem-usa Day ago

    I don't own a pot

  • Douch Mush
    Douch Mush Day ago


  • Владимир пушкин

    It looked great until they put it in the oven

  • Semi80 Drama
    Semi80 Drama Day ago

    Y'all need to focus on making more episodes for this series

  • The Diamond Fangs

    I feel like the level 2’s always try to make it all fancy and stuff to make them look like an expert but they’re not 😂 just an opinion tho

  • J Nimbus aka Don Julio

    I can tell you for a FACT THAT though that level 3’s MAC N CHEESE minus the graham cracker crust tasted waaay better than the other two

  • milknight
    milknight Day ago

    these quack zooms are giving me seizures

  • Reagan Crabtree
    Reagan Crabtree Day ago

    I wish each chef would taste eachothers dish! 😂😂

  • Mr.Duck1 24
    Mr.Duck1 24 Day ago

    Personally, I hate bread crumbs on my Mac and cheese. It feels like sand in my mouth. No thanks XD [I also don’t really like Mac and Cheese. (Don’t hate me)]

  • F You
    F You Day ago

    For some reason the amateur food looks better than the expert chefs everytime

  • Lambo4 Live
    Lambo4 Live Day ago

    I'm lactose intolerant

  • Paige VIP BlackJack

    I'm sorry... Did that level three guy seriously say he made that for his kids?? A child wouldn't go anywhere near that.

  • _animatorunkown _

    The only one I would eat it level 1 cause it isn’t extra

  • Angel Mariea
    Angel Mariea Day ago

    Do not put bread crumbs on Mac and cheese! Stop doing that, I don’t understand who thought that was okay.

  • Freezycheezy
    Freezycheezy Day ago

    Is it weird that I think the leval one looks amazing and leval 3 looks ew

  • josecoo
    josecoo Day ago

    Level 3 chef looks high AF

  • Myleigh Davenport

    The level 3 chef is making more of a dessert than Mac ‘n’ cheese

  • BobaXBL
    BobaXBL Day ago

    Tell me why level 1 looked the best

  • Frost Playz
    Frost Playz Day ago

    Thought 4 levels....

  • Paloma Grove
    Paloma Grove Day ago

    In my opinion, the amateurs Mac n cheese looked the best. Simple Mac n cheese is the best Mac n cheese

  • Napstablook
    Napstablook Day ago

    just so you know, its not mac and cheese if the pasta your using is not macaroni. soooo yeah there is just one mac and cheese level on this video :P

  • ChelsCake Productions

    Who else is a level -5 using the kraft dinner Mac n cheese cups, you put in the microwave?

  • StrangeProfile
    StrangeProfile Day ago

    Is this some sort of ASMR?

  • WaC_Sasuke
    WaC_Sasuke Day ago +6

    Level 1 won by far it’s the only *macaroni* and cheese.

  • Rezija Eglite
    Rezija Eglite Day ago

    Level 2: I’m trying to look like the best chef and I have ocd

  • Dan 123
    Dan 123 Day ago

    They need a level 5. Professional taste tester to rate the dishes!

  • trapped
    trapped Day ago +2

    y'all just play too much fr this dude put graham crackers in a mac n cheese💀

  • Dan 123
    Dan 123 Day ago

    The person who added the liquid sound effects is a sick human being that likes to see others suffer

  • samuri2011
    samuri2011 Day ago

    I wonder how many of my black grandma's were offended by the creamy mac

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  • patrese993
    patrese993 Day ago

    Use any kind of pasta except Maccheroni!
    Level: American

  • WeepingWillow
    WeepingWillow Day ago +2

    Me and my mother make completely home-made mac-and-cheese all the time. According to the video our mac-and-cheese is around level 2-3. We use quite a few different types of cheese, usually every time we use a different combination. We use an Instant Pot to make the sauce with.

  • theroadrunnermeep

    they all look nasty

  • Amy Larrabee
    Amy Larrabee Day ago

    Who else came for Mac n cheese modifications? No one complains about mine but still at some point cooking has to evolve

  • Christopher Paul

    This was stupid.
    How about a blind taste tester instead of that stupid lady.
    And sweet graham crackers on a Mac and cheese. No thank you bro.
    And I would use a bechamel sauce instead of any of there’s.
    Cook out that flour.
    That ‘teacher‘ is no chef.

  • Angelina ty
    Angelina ty Day ago

    Why does Ada gets bad credits lol

  • Olivia Shah
    Olivia Shah Day ago +1

    11:17 not me I hate Mac and Cheese

  • Anthony Masterso
    Anthony Masterso Day ago +1

    Does Anthony, the level 2 chef, remind anyone else of Kevin Nealon?

  • Abobster
    Abobster Day ago

    I hate mac and cheese and this made me queasy

  • Ancientspacebaby
    Ancientspacebaby Day ago +8

    We all know the white guy thinks mayonnaise is spicy

  • your phone isn't cracked

    Level 4:
    Box Mac n’ cheese

  • Peeper
    Peeper Day ago


  • Jason Fink
    Jason Fink Day ago

    Level 3 is making Mac and vomit

  • LazerFTW
    LazerFTW Day ago +1

    Level 3 looks trash