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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  • ░▒▓█ TɾҽɳԃBҽαɾ █▓▒░

    The men are always the pro chef on here apparently

  • ya yeet
    ya yeet 9 hours ago

    I like how they get *thicker* with each level XD

  • Jake Anderton
    Jake Anderton 9 hours ago

    Level one is the best tho

  • Toji 1
    Toji 1 9 hours ago +1

    I would eat level 1

  • AngryBosh
    AngryBosh 10 hours ago

    I wish they could taste each others dishes. How redundant to taste your own..

  • Amy King
    Amy King 10 hours ago

    Why does level 2 remind me of Ryan Reynolds? Anyone else getting those vibes

  • Emm Lee
    Emm Lee 10 hours ago

    That creamy noiiiseee fuuccccc💀💀💀

  • The Janusz
    The Janusz 11 hours ago


  • Echo_Ch3ck0
    Echo_Ch3ck0 11 hours ago

    why does micheal look high?

  • Sweet Insanity
    Sweet Insanity 11 hours ago +1

    #2 looks the best, omg I wanna taste that so bad... #1 looks good too. Many times less is more...#3 is just too much, I already feel the bloat from that one.

  • Greek geeks
    Greek geeks 12 hours ago

    Kraft has left the chat.

  • Daniel Blackwolf
    Daniel Blackwolf 12 hours ago

    You can clearly see what an amateur and a chef make... this is the reason why rich people live longer.... less processed food.... they love the same stuff that we do but it just made way better.

  • nmwbYwbd
    nmwbYwbd 12 hours ago

    They need a taste tester. What is the point otherwise?

  • Monique Nykia
    Monique Nykia 12 hours ago

    Neither of these are correct

  • TxT Tacky
    TxT Tacky 12 hours ago

    *Level three should be called*
    *Mac & Cheesecake Fr*

  • Monique Nykia
    Monique Nykia 12 hours ago

    👀👀👀 Sugar? In Mac & Cheese?

  • TxT Tacky
    TxT Tacky 12 hours ago +1

    *Editor How many sound effects do you want*
    *epicurious Yes*

  • Chillperson
    Chillperson 13 hours ago

    Never liked Mac and cheese and never will

  • taexhyungss
    taexhyungss 13 hours ago

    ada is A CUTIE

  • Comedians Sed&ila
    Comedians Sed&ila 14 hours ago

    My mouth is watering 😄

  • bormiten
    bormiten 14 hours ago

    Level 2 is cute

  • çØrT
    çØrT 14 hours ago

    I’m sorry but it’s hard to watch and listen with all those disgusting sound effect 🤮

  • xanadu
    xanadu 14 hours ago


  • Redeemed2000
    Redeemed2000 15 hours ago

    This tells me why everyone goes so crazy over my Mac and cheese. Really people? How is ANY of this normal?!

  • AffiqKimiLer
    AffiqKimiLer 15 hours ago

    Bruhh change the editor cause they use the wrong sound effects

  • Elisabet Rosado
    Elisabet Rosado 15 hours ago

    Level 1 everyone
    Level 2 trying too hard
    Level 3 so extra

  • aff. ansr
    aff. ansr 16 hours ago

    I’m Amy and I’m a LEVEL 100 CHEF BOSS

  • Silly Little Snake
    Silly Little Snake 16 hours ago

    EASY MAC is the best macaroni and cheese dont @ me

  • BookSiren Tsundere
    BookSiren Tsundere 16 hours ago

    I really need to stop watching these videos at midnight

  • Mio Wen
    Mio Wen 17 hours ago

    "Today i will make mac ń cheese"

  • Volentry
    Volentry 17 hours ago

    Pls make the dialogue louder over the music. Struggling to hear the dialogue over whatever music is playing.

  • Neaox
    Neaox 18 hours ago

    I have bacon and onion in my cheese sauce, I also sometimes add chopped up tomato into the mac and cheese and/or put sliced tomato on top with the breadcrumbs and cheese

  • midnightgamingtime
    midnightgamingtime 18 hours ago

    Do burgers next

  • ZoZo
    ZoZo 19 hours ago

    4:45 isn’t that the Mac and cheese from pizza port in Disneyland?

  • Samuel Maltry
    Samuel Maltry 19 hours ago

    This is why America is one of the unhealthiest countries on earth, hey I love my food but Mac and cheese is cringe worthy ,

  • summer sun
    summer sun 20 hours ago

    Melt butter then add flour till it comes together add milk, half a chicken stock cube. Then add cheese mix till melted in with pasta then into a tray , cover with breadcrumbs .. these seem far to expensive for homemade mac n cheese

  • Rosaura H. Barrueta
    Rosaura H. Barrueta 21 hour ago

    This comment section made me laugh so much, I'm crying

  • corn_ow
    corn_ow 21 hour ago

    Dude... Its mac n cheese. Anything past level 1 is pointless. Even adding the cheese on top was a bit much.

  • Sigit Ambya
    Sigit Ambya 22 hours ago

    Where's the lvl.99 mafia cook?

  • Oompa Loompa
    Oompa Loompa 22 hours ago

    That sound 🤢

  • Russhana Love
    Russhana Love 23 hours ago +1

    i dont care how hard life get I will not eat level 3’s mac & cheese😭😭 crackers?? REALLY ???

  • ᄏᄏ
    ᄏᄏ 23 hours ago

    level 0, me: buys kraft mac and cheese, pour water, microwave it, mix it with cheese, done.

  • 2019 Ford Fusion

    I prefer velvita

  • Niobe
    Niobe Day ago

    Sugar .... vanilla ... in topping for mac and cheese .... 🤦🏼‍♀️what’s next raisins??

  • Doc's Stim Pistol
    Doc's Stim Pistol Day ago +2

    Anybody who puts something crunchy over their macaroni deserves to be put in a gulag

  • clau ARMY
    clau ARMY Day ago

    I don't think mac & cheese Is mac & cheese with a different type of pasta than elbow macaroni

  • Captain STFU
    Captain STFU Day ago

    Is it bad that I want to taste the level 3 but not have it as a meal?

  • Cazzy B
    Cazzy B Day ago

    K I get the pro chefs know what they're doing, but everytime I watch these the 'home cook' one always looks best

  • elias Pino
    elias Pino Day ago

    I think the 3rd was realy high. So........

  • Marvin Genoves
    Marvin Genoves Day ago

    Could you guys do 4 levels of cinnamon buns next please

  • blast cheetah
    blast cheetah Day ago +1

    currently eating kraft mac and cheese while watching this.

  • Jake P
    Jake P Day ago

    Every time I watch these, the level two chef is super pretentious.

  • sensual todd
    sensual todd Day ago

    This is a level beyond Mac n Cheese! I call it: Mac n Cheese 2!!!!

  • Galaxy Gaming
    Galaxy Gaming Day ago

    Honestly I just use boxed Mac and cheese bc I’m too lazy

  • Out of The Hat
    Out of The Hat Day ago

    The oil in water is only required for really sticky non-wheat pastas, like bean pasta or rice pasta

  • Joshua Leboeuf
    Joshua Leboeuf Day ago

    2:18 ARE WE MAKING A DESSERT HERE? I thought Mac and cheese was MAC. AND CHEESE.

  • Lorenzo Amandy
    Lorenzo Amandy Day ago

    Im hungry....I NEED CHEESE

  • Avery L
    Avery L Day ago

    i attempted to recreate level 3's mac and cheese, and i liked it. i mean, i am not sure how much vanilla he used, but I used about a 1.2 teaspoon

  • Andrew Zbinden
    Andrew Zbinden Day ago

    How to make actual GOOD mac and cheese:
    Find your favorite flavor of cheese (white cheddar, monterrey jack, etc) and use that as your base.
    Combine other cheeses that complement your favorite to create a new flavor profile.
    Keep doing this until you get a desired cheese flavor.
    Use ROTINI noodles. 2 cups of that boiled for 12 minutes is perfect. (Do not add salt to your water as it increases the boiling point of the water and will overcook your pasta as it fights the pastas water absorption). Then strain your noodles.
    After you know what cheeses you're going to use, melt them all together (again, DO NOT ADD SALT) as cheese has tons of it already.
    Once your cheeses are melted in a nice creamy texture, be sure to add a very generous amount of black pepper to counteract the salt from your cheese.
    Mix your noodles in with your cheese and enjoy.
    No need for baking. Who wants crispy and stringy when you can have smooth and creamy?

  • Janice Riccardo
    Janice Riccardo Day ago

    And the most unhealthy award goes to.....level 3 chef!! Congrats, bro, You got yourself some heart disease

  • viuvre
    viuvre Day ago

    0:01 | That’s what good- nvm...

  • DFB Altintop
    DFB Altintop Day ago

    Number 2 is the winner imo.

  • Magical Peanut
    Magical Peanut Day ago

    Level 2 guy creeps me out

  • Lucu Martin
    Lucu Martin Day ago

    Level 0- box kraft mac n cheese 😂

  • Harris Hall
    Harris Hall Day ago

    Sorry but amateurs are not nOObs, if so amature was staged

  • StarSong781
    StarSong781 Day ago

    Recipes would be nice. Just saying.

  • James McKay
    James McKay Day ago

    In most of these videos I find the pro-chef’s food to look odd and the home cooks food looks really good

  • Rebel_Army
    Rebel_Army Day ago

    level 3 chef dude: where i was exucative chef
    *weird flex but ok*

  • Paul Monticelli
    Paul Monticelli Day ago

    Nothing pisses me off like nutmeg

  • Jeon Hamm
    Jeon Hamm Day ago

    i think breadcrumbs are overrated on mac and cheese dishes, but level 2 is definitely the best imo. But level 3 included mustard which i think is needed in mac and cheese recipes

  • Crázÿ
    Crázÿ Day ago

    Boi all that for Mac and Cheese? I just boil the pasta and pour melted cheese on it because I am lazy

  • Lynette Simms
    Lynette Simms Day ago

    As a Caribbean person I am so offended right now

  • Planttation ,
    Planttation , Day ago

    the lv 1 chef i like the best she seems humble and not full of themself

  • lnsomniak 22
    lnsomniak 22 Day ago


  • Crispy Paws
    Crispy Paws Day ago

    *pulls out microwaveable macaroni cup from gas station*

  • Just4me
    Just4me Day ago

    😂😂😂 macaroni and cheese please

  • Jose Slome
    Jose Slome Day ago

    Why am I watching this when the only Mac and Cheese Im going to make is Kraft

  • Paul Nguyen
    Paul Nguyen Day ago

    Level 0 is people who use kraft cheesy made easy

  • Moo moos
    Moo moos Day ago +3

    Me anytime I see Mac and cheese that isn’t bright orange: *who is she*

  • slime _squishies

    Is it just me or when any of the professional chef cooks on this show, I get quite intimidated

    Lmao ok

  • Fat McNasty
    Fat McNasty Day ago

    White people Mac n cheese taste like Microsoft word

  • scarlett goffman
    scarlett goffman Day ago +1

    Shouldn't the title be 3 levels of mac and cheese???!!!?

  • Bruno G. Palandi

    You have to cook the flour before

  • squrrelpase
    squrrelpase Day ago

    She is so pretty.

  • J NYC
    J NYC Day ago

    Level 3: too sweet. Level 1: clueless. Level 2: the Winner (though should have used large breadcrumbs to get a better texture and mixed with cheese for color.

  • J NYC
    J NYC Day ago

    I would have added yellow cheddar for depth, flavor & color, parm for depth and kick, a little mozz for stretch and smoothness, and possibly a touch of smoked gouda, and a little jalepeno jack. I would add a touch of white pepper, cumin and paprika for depth and warmth to offset the sharpness of the cheddar and parm - and cream or half and half for creaminess. I would definately have mixed the pasta and sauce together before putting it into the baking dish and added a mix of panko and cheese to top. I would also have added veggies such as carrots and maybe snow peas to add some freshness to balance the richness.

  • Lukas Hubert
    Lukas Hubert Day ago +2

    "I'm Ada and I'm a Level 1 chef."
    "I'm Anthony and I'm a Level 2 chef."
    "I'm Michael and I'm a Level 3 chef."
    Me in my head: "I'm Lukas and I'm a Level 50 Boss. Cause that's how mafia works!"

  • Fal your Pal
    Fal your Pal Day ago

    I popped in just to see if it was real mac and cheese or white people mac and cheese

  • Ivana Wiratma
    Ivana Wiratma Day ago


  • William Jenkins
    William Jenkins Day ago

    I know all these whack asf cause I seent no burnt bits on top 😂😂😂😂

  • Nope No
    Nope No Day ago

    Home for the win

  • couchie thelad
    couchie thelad Day ago

    Half a cup of salt this man be wanting a heart attack

  • TimTam Gaming
    TimTam Gaming Day ago

    Level 100 chef
    - Mafia Music Plays

  • Leo Lol
    Leo Lol Day ago +1

    I always want to eat lvl 1, i think lvl 2, 3 change the original traditional dish to something complete diffrent ;/

  • Certified Slav ///

    Level 3 is extra af

  • Doro Roro
    Doro Roro Day ago

    What IS that dish?? Super strange

  • Fairy Berry
    Fairy Berry Day ago +1

    The “amateur’s” looked the best wth

    • Crázÿ
      Crázÿ Day ago

      Fairy Berry Exactly

  • Mang Guite
    Mang Guite Day ago +1

    why does the level 2 mac and cheese look tastiest?

  • Moardn
    Moardn Day ago +1

    I'm making f**king mac and cheese and nobody can stop me!

  • Duflex
    Duflex Day ago

    wait there's only 3 types but title says 4