A Banner Elk woman is competing on the Food Network's TV Show The Worst Cooks in America.

According to the Food Network, Amber Leverette is a successful bartender at Weaverville's Twisted Laurel, but she's "a hot mess in the kitchen."

According to the show, Amber has ruined Thanksgiving dinner three years in a row.

Worst Cooks in America features Chef Carla Hall facing off against Chef Anne Burrell to see who can transform their team of kitchen disasters into culinary masters.

The recruit who makes the most impressive culinary transformation wins the $25,000 grand prize during the show's Sunday, Febrary 28 finale.

Learn more at FoodNetwork.com/WorstCooks.