4 Levels of Chili: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

  • Published on Nov 14, 2019
  • We challenged chefs of three different skill levels - an amateur, a home cook, and a professional - to make a pot of chili. Once each was simmered to perfection, we asked a food scientist to review their work. Whose chili earned top marks? Find out on this episode of 4 Levels.

    Check out the level 3 recipe on the ICE blog: www.ice.edu/blog/seafood-white-bean-chilli-recipe
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  • Rachel Dupuis
    Rachel Dupuis 2 minutes ago

    WOW! So many closed minds here! Cuisine is about exploring all the possibilities! I'd gladly have a bowl or two of that seafood chili. Go back to your regular boring food... 🤣

  • Rachel Eversole
    Rachel Eversole 6 hours ago

    Task: make chili
    Chris: *inserts crab*

  • Gracy Grey
    Gracy Grey 6 hours ago

    Lorenzo is a lvl 3 chef, Chris is basically a alien..

  • Pushendu is Live!!
    Pushendu is Live!! 11 hours ago

    " we asked a food scientist to review their work", Unknown Scientist, weird.

  • Micah Goldson
    Micah Goldson 12 hours ago

    um none of them made real chili

  • Karen Asaro
    Karen Asaro 14 hours ago

    I love Emily!!!

  • Styy Hawk
    Styy Hawk 16 hours ago

    Level 3: seafood chili?
    Sorry, you're actually level 0

  • sheldon coppet
    sheldon coppet 19 hours ago

    Were Frank he would not play us like this sea food is not chilli

  • Pick_ lebear
    Pick_ lebear 19 hours ago

    Why carrots

  • LovelyLaura
    LovelyLaura 19 hours ago

    lol why did they let the level 3 make “seafood chili”? which is basically gumbo... It’s so out of place. They should’ve required to be a meat chili, with beef or chicken

  • Darielle Sipple
    Darielle Sipple 22 hours ago +1

    Level 0: Order a large chili from Wendy’s at the drive-thru.
    Level 0.5 : Open a can of Hormel’s Chili and heat it in a pot.

  • Why Justin Y.
    Why Justin Y. 22 hours ago +1

    Need to get Gordon Ramsey on this show.

  • Tony Garcia
    Tony Garcia 22 hours ago

    I love Chris on Epicurious

  • Janus Modanza
    Janus Modanza Day ago

    2:57 lorenzo sounds like phineas omg

    MOCHI KINS Day ago

    Lorenzo has this pedophilic vibe. 😅

  • hannahg
    hannahg Day ago

    Hi pop! 🙋‍♀️

  • John12
    John12 Day ago

    I did not like Chef Chris on Top Chef. He always seems so pretentious. I was hoping to learn how to make a better chili, not Seafood Gumbo.

  • Kay Allen
    Kay Allen Day ago

    Beware cilantro because some people taste it as SOAP. Better to not use it unless you know, your fellow dinner companions do not have this gene.

  • Ouma azza
    Ouma azza Day ago

    The three level guy is OBAMA in disguise

  • Erin
    Erin Day ago

    I stopped watching at "seafood chili." Screw that lol Give me beef or give me nothing.

  • Blues Meme Queen

    Seafood chili?
    Jesus take the wheel.

  • cdc25
    cdc25 2 days ago


  • Jackson Hamilton
    Jackson Hamilton 2 days ago

    This channel would be nothing without Lorenzo

  • AlexRydal
    AlexRydal 2 days ago

    Chilli con carne? Not the typical recipe? What?

  • Zimerman
    Zimerman 2 days ago +1

    No more Lorenzo he's hella annoying

  • px106l
    px106l 2 days ago +1

    It is amazing that none of them made a good chili, the level 3 is a joke.

  • Scharfy7
    Scharfy7 2 days ago

    level 3 is gumbo... smdh

  • Cody Mays
    Cody Mays 2 days ago +1

    Please tell me that crab was stunned before your "Level 3 Chef" made his fish stew

  • Leon Chui
    Leon Chui 2 days ago

    God I hate Lorenzo

  • Rob Manning
    Rob Manning 2 days ago +1

    No one here has made chili, absolutely disgusting

    JSLAYZ BEAUTY 2 days ago

    Oh no he killed the 🦀!! Lol

  • Lynn Shirley
    Lynn Shirley 2 days ago

    Should do over and have them make chili this time

  • missyj1221
    missyj1221 2 days ago

    Emily chilli was a level 2 this round

  • Zoe Deal
    Zoe Deal 2 days ago

    What is this bs. We need Emily, Lorenzo, and Frank. 😒

  • Sheldon Daley
    Sheldon Daley 3 days ago +1

    2:41 I too like extra virgin in my chili

  • Sergio Not Sergio
    Sergio Not Sergio 3 days ago

    I love lorenzo

  • tati
    tati 3 days ago

    Lorenzo is so fun to watch!! Wish I could actually taste all the food he makes 😄

  • mnmlst
    mnmlst 3 days ago

    Please give Lorenzo his own show!!!

  • The Internet
    The Internet 3 days ago

    Level 3 chef made fish stew to misdirect everyone from the real crime - beans in chili.

  • Stonemansteve II
    Stonemansteve II 3 days ago +1

    I'm a level 2, but I'm a chili master!!! You wanna good chili? To Hell with the kidney beans, (at least the dark red) to Hell with the chickpeas, go for the cannellini beans!!

  • Jr Jackson
    Jr Jackson 3 days ago

    Chris: That's what they call the "Tomale"

  • malaquias sawoe
    malaquias sawoe 3 days ago

    The level 3 chef this episode seemed way more likeable than they usually are... Even though he tried to make fish chilli

  • CaliCoin Digital
    CaliCoin Digital 3 days ago

    Level 2 takes the W. Idk about that seafood chili. 🙄

  • DOGGO992
    DOGGO992 3 days ago +1

    level 3: finally, i’m gonna add orange zest
    level 3 a few seconds later: finally, i’m gonna add cilantro

  • randomyoutubeguy
    randomyoutubeguy 3 days ago

    Lorenzo is the best

  • Jimmy Petersen
    Jimmy Petersen 3 days ago

    Level 3 don't know what a chili is, and makes a seafood dish... WTF... Level 2 got it... And I'd be happy to come home, and eat level 1's chili... Very happy :)

  • Frederique P.
    Frederique P. 4 days ago

    I LOVE the kitchen choir! "GARLICgarlicGARLIC! chiliCHILIchili!"

  • m9ba
    m9ba 4 days ago

    I love watching these videos because I always feel like the level 3 chef is making fun of us

  • Alee F
    Alee F 4 days ago +8

    “But today... I’m gonna make a seafood chili”
    Imma head right out

  • yunoletmehaveaname
    yunoletmehaveaname 4 days ago

    RIP in peace blue crab

  • Imajhine
    Imajhine 4 days ago

    The best Chefs for this one

  • ahmed pubg
    ahmed pubg 4 days ago

    level 4 chef : being salty to level 1
    level 1 : it's what they call for in the recipe online (shameless) xD

  • Kati
    Kati 4 days ago

    nice concept i don't really like that it's all so meaty though

  • I_ben-e-dict211 b
    I_ben-e-dict211 b 4 days ago +3

    This gotta be a Mandela effect. I've been a chef for 20 years never seen seafood chilli and when does Emily know about flavor profiles

  • Andy
    Andy 4 days ago

    Seafood chili with beer ? It's a no from me

  • Penny Das
    Penny Das 4 days ago

    As silly as "seafood chilli" sounds... holy cow, that looks f&#:@ng awesome!!!
    I want it 🙂

  • Joaquin James Rabauliman

    Lorenzo is my Favorite

  • Pikachu
    Pikachu 4 days ago


    Me: 2:43

  • MrEasiertolie
    MrEasiertolie 4 days ago

    Sometimes, level 3 is just too much. That's a spicy seafood stew.

  • kayEs85
    kayEs85 4 days ago

    chili with seafood sounds awesome. never tried it but now im getting curious enough to try!