4 Levels of Hamburgers: Amateur to Food Scientist | Epicurious

  • Published on Mar 28, 2019
  • We challenged chefs of three different levels - an amateur, a home cook and a professional chef - to make their versions of a hamburger. And then we brought in a food scientist to review their work. Which hamburger was the best?
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  • Clyde Willis
    Clyde Willis Hour ago

    Woman no just no stop

  • Jessica Ye
    Jessica Ye 2 hours ago

    What will Gordon ramsay think

  • BL000OOO000D
    BL000OOO000D 2 hours ago

    I'll just add you into my recipe!

  • Neenjah Rammus
    Neenjah Rammus 3 hours ago

    I think it would be great if you could have them make at least two of the dishes and have the other cooks/chef try them, or ideally have them make 3 servings and they each try everyone's creation.

  • Alejandro Navarro
    Alejandro Navarro 3 hours ago


  • Deetz the Raccoon
    Deetz the Raccoon 3 hours ago

    "You can overwork your meat, but it's a little bit hard to to do by hand"

  • larrian currie
    larrian currie 3 hours ago

    Why people stealing comments from people that first commented 🤣🤣🤣💀

  • at347est
    at347est 3 hours ago

    Nothing matters until you taste it....I have had many great burgers like #1 …. If I feel like fussing a bit I will do it like #2....#3 , Screw the overpaid Chefs ! I hate Chefs ! I made a volcano in 5th grade science class and blew it up ! I always put potato chips in my burger . I still eat my burgers on white bread . And screw the health food freaks who think avocadoes are good on a burger !

  • Enoch Hart
    Enoch Hart 4 hours ago

    I’m a 19 year old college student and I can cook a burger better than the level 1

  • TaeHwan Moon
    TaeHwan Moon 4 hours ago

    Dang all of them look to good to eat!

  • Rad Mike inc.
    Rad Mike inc. 4 hours ago

    I think this has already been said but I have to say Frank is so pretentious

  • - Gendo -
    - Gendo - 4 hours ago

    As a profesional chef I like to kill my own cow

  • ryan engfelt
    ryan engfelt 4 hours ago

    3:01 pleaseeee

  • Ge0plex GD
    Ge0plex GD 5 hours ago +1

    Honestly on the thumbnail the amateur one looks best

  • Unofficial Siege
    Unofficial Siege 5 hours ago +1

    Level 1: it looks good
    Level 2: it smells good
    Level 3: what I like about this burger it’s not complicated

  • LO VE
    LO VE 5 hours ago +1

    Absolutely nobody:
    Frank: "I birthed this Munster cheese from an ancient China vase, made from the finest bat droppings, placed upon an oak Vinarian table owned by my late great-great-grandmother. The China man who crafted the vase was having a mid-life crisis. You can really taste the.... *pauses and tastes more intently* ....subtle notes of guano mixed with smoked oak.

  • James Bradbury
    James Bradbury 5 hours ago

    God level 2 is annoying

  • spider-ken
    spider-ken 6 hours ago

    i don’t care if you even have gordon ramsey cooking, lorenzo will always have the best looking food.

  • King Erekt
    King Erekt 6 hours ago


  • emongu1
    emongu1 6 hours ago

    Here's mine, it's a hamburger made out of meat, on a bun, with nothing in it. You can add ketchup if you want, i couldn't care less.

  • Nicholas II Alexandrovich Romanov

    Holy Trinity of burgers: 1:1:1 of beef, veal and pork, throw in an egg and some mustard in the mix. Makes the best patties.

  • Caden Young
    Caden Young 6 hours ago +1

    Something Emily can put ketchup on

  • skeetso09
    skeetso09 7 hours ago

    Can I ave a frank-burger without the ketchup, tomztoes, and pickles?

  • A Person
    A Person 7 hours ago

    And to think I don’t even like burgers lol

  • MoosicBoi
    MoosicBoi 7 hours ago


  • Whoisbisi
    Whoisbisi 7 hours ago

    Absolutely nobody on the planet:
    Frank: I actually forge the cast iron pan I use and make my own air to effectively fill the lungs of the cow I genetically engineered in my basement

  • Muskox Films
    Muskox Films 7 hours ago

    I’m a vegan but watched to whole thing

  • Fjoora
    Fjoora 7 hours ago

    3:13: Who let a gnome in the kitchen?

  • Green Garbage
    Green Garbage 8 hours ago +1

    Emily's Burger Looks Like A KrabbyPatty

  • andre
    andre 8 hours ago

    Why does the home chef’s food always look the best?

  • RoboTurd Official
    RoboTurd Official 8 hours ago


  • Vytone Jr
    Vytone Jr 8 hours ago

    This is why men should stick to their socia roles and stay in the kitchen...

    Oh wait...

  • RaccoonRoadkill
    RaccoonRoadkill 8 hours ago

    4 Levels of Steamed Hams

  • J Carter
    J Carter 8 hours ago

    Level 3: I don't like to make it too complicated
    Level 3: make my own pickles.

  • SCGunDog
    SCGunDog 8 hours ago

    Jokes aside, Lorenzo objectively had the best looking burger of all three.

  • kj
    kj 9 hours ago

    Is the middle chef single?

  • kj
    kj 9 hours ago

    Okay he’s extra af . My guy made his own pickles”

  • sanch Sanchayan
    sanch Sanchayan 9 hours ago

    Who cares about what Food scientist thinks ?

  • sanch Sanchayan
    sanch Sanchayan 9 hours ago

    One of the most boring cuisine in the world and they are behaving as if are building a pyramid

  • orakekileer
    orakekileer 9 hours ago

    I’d take the level 3s patty and put it into the level 2s burger

  • Paquito Dude
    Paquito Dude 9 hours ago


    Frank: ive been raising my pickles for 23 years to give them a rich chese complex non-watery savory sweaty taste.

  • BRAND3N_44
    BRAND3N_44 9 hours ago

    I like to keep my burger simple so I marinate my own pickles and cut them myself a week before I make my burger

  • amir taliani
    amir taliani 10 hours ago +1

    The armature cook did every the opposite on what the pros chef said...Llooollsss

  • Sam Blake
    Sam Blake 10 hours ago

    As an Englishman, I am so proud of level 1 pronouncing worcestershire correctly

  • Mario Lipton
    Mario Lipton 10 hours ago

    Level 1 ???? She's a level -10 lmao wtfffff

  • April Hart
    April Hart 10 hours ago

    Even in cooking, men are better than women

  • Francheska Fuentes
    Francheska Fuentes 10 hours ago

    Frank: what I like about this burger, is it’s not complicated.
    Also Frank 6 mins ago: grinds meat, make his own dill pickles, poking hot meat with bare hands.

  • Isacco Hanzic
    Isacco Hanzic 10 hours ago

    I’ve never watched food programs/channels.
    Now I have some issues with my teeth and It’s over 24hr that I had no food simply because to chew it is too painful, and at this momenti, THIS PRECISE MOMENT TheXvid DECIDES TO SUGGEST ME THIS.

  • Star.
    Star. 10 hours ago

    any perverts here?

  • Kristen BumBum
    Kristen BumBum 11 hours ago

    Wonderful video, but Lorenzo is just... so obnoxious

  • lego boy gaming
    lego boy gaming 11 hours ago

    8:46 😶 oh shoot oops

  • Furkan Şahin Kara
    Furkan Şahin Kara 11 hours ago

    Nobody :
    Frank : I MADE MY OWN WIFE

  • CameronWood8181
    CameronWood8181 11 hours ago

    They got probably the most incompetent person for level 1, I mean anyone who has made burgers on the grill has heard at least 10 middle age dads say DONT MOVE THE BURGERS YOULL LOSE THE JUICES pretending they know how to be a chef.

  • Joseph Kony
    Joseph Kony 11 hours ago

    Ron Swanson's recipe would still beat them all.

  • Mitchell Monroe
    Mitchell Monroe 11 hours ago

    Sometimes I feel like I might actually be further along than the level 1 chefs. And I just do this for funsies.

  • Nic 19
    Nic 19 11 hours ago

    I'm veggie why did i watched this?

  • TeamDC Awesome
    TeamDC Awesome 11 hours ago

    Lorenzo: Im going to cook bacon
    Also Lorenzo: Why?
    Logical Lorenzo: Cuz im making a bacon cheese burger

  • The Jason Station
    The Jason Station 11 hours ago

    NEVER put LTO on a burger.

  • The Worst Pro
    The Worst Pro 11 hours ago

    americans acting as if they care what meat their burgers are made of. As long as they are cheap nobody cares...

  • WarriorAngel4God
    WarriorAngel4God 11 hours ago

    imo lorenzo's looks the best and i would eat his most likely lol

  • Chris Marchian
    Chris Marchian 11 hours ago

    Thank you! Now I am hungry!

  • OskR
    OskR 12 hours ago

    Level 1: Bam!
    Level 2: Boom!
    Level 3: Beuatiful!

  • Pawan Singh
    Pawan Singh 12 hours ago

    Level1: Baam
    Level2: Booom
    Level3: Beautiful

  • Blythe Gouker
    Blythe Gouker 12 hours ago


  • AC4X
    AC4X 12 hours ago

    Why is it called 4 Levels if there are only 3?

  • Charles Jackson
    Charles Jackson 12 hours ago +1

    As a chef, I like to knit my own chef's uniform before I start to cook.

  • ems
    ems 12 hours ago

    lorenzo’s burger looks absolutely amazing. i don’t know if it tastes good, obviously, but i think his presentation is excellent- even better than frank’s imo.

  • kunfussed213
    kunfussed213 13 hours ago

    Those burgers over there looking like Barth's burger from "You can't do that on television". 😀 😅 Old school Nickelodeon. 👀

  • In the year 1230 A.D.
    In the year 1230 A.D. 13 hours ago

    Why does that woman remind me so much Helen Hunt?

  • the master
    the master 13 hours ago

    The second chef laughs way too much at the dumbest things

    BATATA 13 hours ago

    Burger King keeps better.

  • Ifrah K
    Ifrah K 13 hours ago

    Chilly flakes are “spicy”

  • Super 8
    Super 8 13 hours ago

    Why do you whrite 4 levels of hamburgers but there is olny 3 levels
    P.s my grammar is bad bc i'm from lithuania

  • Gachingu
    Gachingu 13 hours ago

    to anyone who ever played Order Up To Go, Lorenzo's laughing voice after he flipped the meat sounds exactly the same as one of the assistants who's good at frying things

  • Rohan Deep
    Rohan Deep 13 hours ago

    Home made grilled chicken

  • Shivangi Sharma
    Shivangi Sharma 13 hours ago

    Vegetarian myself yet enjoying.

  • Kirushanth Sharva
    Kirushanth Sharva 14 hours ago

    Btw you CAN NOT call yourself a level4 chef if you can't cook. And who cares about the science behind all this let us cook and eat in peace.

  • fxc2
    fxc2 14 hours ago

    If I can't even make beef patties what level am I?

  • Elisheval
    Elisheval 14 hours ago

    "What I like about this burger is that it's not complicated".
    Dude, you made your own pickles! And you have beef fat just hanging around your fridge? Suuuuure, not complicated.

  • Whole Foods Market
    Whole Foods Market 14 hours ago


  • Inktex _
    Inktex _ 14 hours ago

    The first one looks so good,

  • Dudewiththeface
    Dudewiththeface 14 hours ago

    “When you grind your own meat, you have more control over it as well” -Food Scientist
    “Sometimes when I pull on it, I rip the skin” - Bald dude in woods

  • Dworld
    Dworld 14 hours ago

    Lorenzo forever! That's a burger!

  • panji gaming
    panji gaming 14 hours ago

    burgerking level 8

  • hola
    hola 14 hours ago

    Food scientist is haaaawwwwt!!!!!!!

  • Lt. Hobo
    Lt. Hobo 15 hours ago

    i'm pretty sure nobody watches the scientist sections because it goes from a video about food to a lecture on it

  • Moddy B
    Moddy B 15 hours ago

    that's not a level 1 chef, that's just someone who's never made a burger before XD

  • Gamer !
    Gamer ! 15 hours ago

    what i like about my burger is that its not complitated
    takes 1 week!!!

  • Alan Hale
    Alan Hale 15 hours ago

    This was terrible...level one and two had no idea how to cook a burger...level 3 was over the top...I will continue doing things my own way

  • Matthew Madruga
    Matthew Madruga 15 hours ago

    Some of the time expert turns out the shittiest, this looks like one of those times.

  • Dipesh lama
    Dipesh lama 15 hours ago


  • Ethan Mathers
    Ethan Mathers 15 hours ago

    Frank's looks grim tho lol

    LE0NSKA 15 hours ago

    thats a level 0 chef.. not a 1

  • rabiaa hamoud
    rabiaa hamoud 16 hours ago

    Chef: My burger is really simple.
    *Proceeds to make his own pickles a week before fooking the burger*

  • Dea Permata
    Dea Permata 16 hours ago

    Lorenzo's food always looks yummy🤤🤤🤤

  • overbuilt automotive
    overbuilt automotive 16 hours ago

    oh how can any one cook so badly it would be crazy it a teenager did it that bad wow .. lol

  • CCJJ160Channels
    CCJJ160Channels 16 hours ago +6

    Level 0.5 - “Yea, I’d like a quarter pounder with cheese, large fries and a shamrock shake, please.”

  • imjustsaying tho
    imjustsaying tho 16 hours ago

    Styling the video so everyone contradicts one another was not the best choice. Makes the video nigh unwatchable. Fast paced. Maybe you can slow it down so i can actually learn some

  • Jay D
    Jay D 16 hours ago

    Holy crap. thanks! I'm a hamburger expert now! Cant wait to sink my teeth into a gourmet burger tonight.......🍔

  • Isai Broos
    Isai Broos 16 hours ago

    go buy dutch cheese cuz thats quality!