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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  • Shafar Putra Septyanto

    After 12 year living in this planet i just know there's a different kind of macaroni

  • Alex Su
    Alex Su 21 minute ago

    now the question is, which mac n cheese is the best

  • You Dont Know Me
    You Dont Know Me 46 minutes ago

    Level 4
    No one cares.

  • Echo Strangelove
    Echo Strangelove Hour ago

    I only counted 3 levels.

  • YBNGang
    YBNGang 2 hours ago

    they all look so good 😫

  • Alfie Orsmomd
    Alfie Orsmomd 3 hours ago

    Why did level 1 look better??

  • Rhaine Hodge
    Rhaine Hodge 3 hours ago

    All i can think about with these sound effects is that one vine. We all know what vine i mean.

  • Norhazan Abu Bakar
    Norhazan Abu Bakar 4 hours ago +1

    Level 4: Hamborgor

  • Hi Hello
    Hi Hello 4 hours ago

    So grateful that Emily wasn’t called up for this.
    She would’ve put ketchup In the damn Mac and cheese!

  • SlimJones
    SlimJones 5 hours ago

    Chile they better get somebody's big mama into that kitchen...

  • C&J Tech
    C&J Tech 8 hours ago

    I'm sorry but level two and three chefs should be fired they're making a casserole not mac and cheese

  • naeem mussa
    naeem mussa 8 hours ago

    I'm 0.1 cooking level compared to these guys

  • Freya Simply Freya
    Freya Simply Freya 11 hours ago

    lvl3: i’ve been cooking for 27 years, i know my way around the kitchen.
    me: WeLl bOi doNt KnoW hoW tO mAkE maC ANd CheeSe

  • Louie V
    Louie V 11 hours ago

    Graham crackers and sugar WTF no thanks

  • Rocky117
    Rocky117 11 hours ago

    Stop adding disgusting squishing noises to these videos...

  • Seto Mulyadi
    Seto Mulyadi 12 hours ago

    Just imagine lol gordon ramsay come to taste the level 1 macaroni

  • Tarby Nœ
    Tarby Nœ 13 hours ago

    I couldn’t believe Starbucks here selling Mac and cheese is actually cooked by an amateur chef 👩‍🍳

  • RXdash78
    RXdash78 14 hours ago

    Sugar on Mac and cheese? Chef 3 is a monster. Bring back lorenzo!

  • Warren R
    Warren R 15 hours ago

    Level 100 chef adds bacon and/or ground beef.

  • Fay QHX
    Fay QHX 15 hours ago

    The expert guy Sounds like rapping haha

  • Cloud Train
    Cloud Train 16 hours ago

    bruh 3rd chef is disgusting

  • DrSouls
    DrSouls 17 hours ago

    Kraft is best. Change my mind

  • Hailfire 459$
    Hailfire 459$ 17 hours ago

    That “pro” cook Mac and cheese is lookin like Apple sauce, nasty. Home cook one looks like good Paneran Mac and cheese

  • Joeph Rafael
    Joeph Rafael 18 hours ago

    P H I L A D E L P H I A

  • Christopher Lopez
    Christopher Lopez 18 hours ago

    The level 3 is probably doing his own cheese XD

  • 43egamer The best
    43egamer The best 18 hours ago +1

    Now I want macaroni

  • Travis Mcpherson
    Travis Mcpherson 18 hours ago

    I’m a little disappointed that at no point was there any discussion about using pre-shredded cheese versus shredding it yourself.
    Anytime you want cheese to melt, you should buy the brick and shred it at home. Pre-shredded cheese has potato starch on it to stop the slivers of cheese from sticking together. That why you end up with melted cheese that still looks like single slivers if you use pre-shredded.
    Learned that from Binging with Babish, great channel, although I enjoy this as well.

  • Neal Sabo
    Neal Sabo 18 hours ago

    Idk if it is just me but level 3 seemed gross

    SCENIC MUSIC VIDEOS 19 hours ago

    I like just plain old mac and cheese made with velveeta cheese and half and half instead of plain milk which makes such a creamy sauce then i like it baked till it has a lite golden brown crust on top the number 3 guy added cream cheese sounded good to add in as I love cream cheese may try a little in it the next time I make some-

  • TheHappyNut
    TheHappyNut 19 hours ago

    I must be level 0.000000000000000000000001 because i use boxed mac and cheese ( the off brand too)

  • Rabuu's YouTube
    Rabuu's YouTube 20 hours ago +1

    i feel like who ever did the sound on this video did it on his last day at the company with no ragrets

  • JiZz2Xtreme
    JiZz2Xtreme 20 hours ago

    Level 1 actually made Mac and Cheese..
    Level 2 looks like something that i would get from Olive Garden.. all greased up with no flavor
    Level 3 went a little too hardcore but i def wanna try it

  • Debra Curry
    Debra Curry 21 hour ago

    The pro chef version sounded gross.

  • voices gt
    voices gt 21 hour ago +1

    The level 2 chef is weird

  • David Kelleher
    David Kelleher 22 hours ago

    2:41 LOOK AT HIS ARM!!!

  • Just Average
    Just Average 22 hours ago

    Where the hell is Emily and Lorenzo. I don't care bout these two

  • Arek Borowski
    Arek Borowski 23 hours ago

    yet again lvl 3 seems like the worst....

  • Olivia Jäger
    Olivia Jäger Day ago

    I will murder whoever did the sound effects 😂

  • Idwiw
    Idwiw Day ago

    This is worse than going grocery shopping stoned

  • PrxcessRaee
    PrxcessRaee Day ago

    All 3 of them going to jail, my grandmother looked at the video and said “wth is that, why doing the most” 💀💀

  • Toxic conntion
    Toxic conntion Day ago

    Level 3 chef looks high 😂

  • Just Victor
    Just Victor Day ago

    I just stick to Mac and cheese box

  • mcnuggetboi likes memes

    why the frik is level 3 making a noodle cheesecake XD

  • The Steel Centurion 21

    If it doesnt look like Kraft, it's not maccoroni.


    everybody's looks so good

  • rain.mp4
    rain.mp4 Day ago

    Michael adopt me please, thanks

  • Debbie Baboolal
    Debbie Baboolal Day ago

    I'm sorry but when they mix the Mac and cheese my dirty mind is triggered😂

  • Billy Chapman
    Billy Chapman Day ago

    level 2 yum

  • Proud Army
    Proud Army Day ago +2

    What king of monster just scoops from the middle

  • Darryl Snow
    Darryl Snow Day ago

    I don't know about the Mac n' Cheese but Ada looks *very* tasty...

  • sidneykay
    sidneykay Day ago

    Don’t be so loud when a lot of you pour sugar into your spaghetti sauce. Talking about no sweets in main dishes.


    never have a substitute for lorenzo

  • jesus tercero
    jesus tercero Day ago

    I legit just boil the pasta with salt and then drain it and put cheese slices from hamburgers and eat it like that I love macaroni!!😂

  • Juvuner
    Juvuner Day ago

    Level 1 crook
    Level 2 hitman
    Level 3 boss
    Level 100 god

  • Rayne12x
    Rayne12x Day ago

    Level 1: Always look new and uncertain about their recipe, goes with the flow.
    Level 2: Always trying to look like the new celebrity chef
    Level 3: Always effortless and fancy in terms of style and techniques.
    Level 4: Don't switch that woman away.

  • Surge [GD]
    Surge [GD] Day ago

    Am i a joke to you all?
    I only use melted cheese and cooked macaroni

  • Harry Sacket
    Harry Sacket Day ago +1

    Lvl 3 chef is a troll

  • Penguin
    Penguin Day ago

    Melts in cheese slices and milk into hot pasta and TADA! i am level -1

  • Guy McLaren
    Guy McLaren Day ago

    Not one of these sound appetising, Grandma's recipe beats the lot hands down, cookies and sugar, WTF?

  • loganx
    loganx Day ago

    No entiendo porque está en inglés pero yo solo pienso no seria más sencillo hacerlo de cajita 😂😂

  • Jillian Holt
    Jillian Holt Day ago

    These always hate on American cheese but honestly on simple food like a burger or in some mac and cheese I don't want anything else.

    Also, "you should get a nice, crispy, crunchy macaroni." That sounds like the opposite of what I want in a mac and cheese. I want creamy, soft, gooey, almost liquid mac and cheese.

  • Sunflower
    Sunflower Day ago

    4:47, when I see my crush.

  • tristan crisp
    tristan crisp Day ago +1

    How many times did she say cheese if you guess it right you get an Xbox one x

  • O K
    O K Day ago +1

    A lot of people gonna hate on white dude. Jokes on you... he’s Italian.
    Italian had a simple recipe but utilized every ingredient at the optimal level.

    • Tenx
      Tenx 16 hours ago

      O K People are actually hating on the level 3 chefs recipe.

  • bla bla official

    Level 2 looks like mine

  • bla bla official

    I love to watch cooking and baking show during Ramadhan

  • Victor D
    Victor D Day ago

    What the hell is wrong with the level 3 that topping was horrible

  • Pooley Mobley
    Pooley Mobley Day ago

    So I'm stressed by level 3. I'm like leave them Graham crackers and sugar out. Level 2 is how I make it. Level one is for family get togethers. Now I'm hungry.

    Also: Shells are the best noodles for mac

  • B. Couture Vibes Nyc

    I'll eat all 3 levels of this Mac

  • I.derpy suppaboy

    Tbh the level 1 looks the best

  • PamVanVleck
    PamVanVleck Day ago

    I'm a mixture of all 3. Elbow noodles, gruyere, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, mustard powder, onion powder & garlic powder with a panko topping. So good.

  • Michael Fish
    Michael Fish Day ago

    What kind of crack are you smoking? Baked mac and cheese isn't mac and cheese

  • Mariel Juárez
    Mariel Juárez Day ago

    Anthony just reminds me of Andy from The Office

  • Zo Mama
    Zo Mama Day ago

    Lvl 3 looks disgusting honestly and sounds gross too😂

  • twenty one kales

    the second one looks the best to me

  • maria paz
    maria paz Day ago

    I liked the third one, looks amazing

  • Agent Waffles
    Agent Waffles Day ago

    If only my home economics teacher told me to stir my cheese with the mac then I could be got more marks on my cooking exam

  • Milena Esteban
    Milena Esteban Day ago

    Which other vegan is being disgusted by this if so then ur ain’t the only one cause I’m also vegan

  • Mazin Ismail
    Mazin Ismail Day ago

    The level 3 chef is always so extra like that one guy who had to MAKE HIS vetgatable

  • what am i doing with my life

    I just realized the sticky sound effect is not the mac and cheese!

  • Anusha Nandan
    Anusha Nandan Day ago

    oooooh that food scientists foundation was way too orange

  • Mynamesnotslimshady

    Imma buy me some kraft macn cheese

  • Mohammad Saad
    Mohammad Saad Day ago

    wheres lorenzo

  • David C
    David C Day ago

    why aren't any of these recipes posted

  • crash test
    crash test Day ago

    Try to make Mac and cheese realize your fasting.

    Like & Comment if you can relate

  • St Raw
    St Raw Day ago +1

    Bro the expert looks like cereal in the thumbnail

  • Chiffon
    Chiffon Day ago +1

    Where's Lorenzo...

  • NarWhalPugPotato
    NarWhalPugPotato Day ago +1

    An amateur chef would just buy boxed mac and cheese.....

  • Kseny Amarandos
    Kseny Amarandos Day ago

    level 1 is the best

  • insert endgame spoiler here

    this man added gram crackers and sugar to mac n cheese

  • First Name Last Name

    Who tf is the editor

  • ladawn halsey
    ladawn halsey 2 days ago

    to my agenda none of them made a good one i can do better hands down

  • Alex Da JaguarMan
    Alex Da JaguarMan 2 days ago

    I'm going to be honest, the level 3 mac and cheese looks disgusting to me..

  • Dome W.
    Dome W. 2 days ago

    "Level 4" the shittalker again can´t cook but keep talking.. booohh nobody cares what u say.. stfu and cook the perfect version... i rly hate the 4th "Level" thats just talking and that can evry single goofball..

  • Ruby Jiang
    Ruby Jiang 2 days ago

    Level 2 has crazy eyes and rubs me the wrong way but I cant deny he makes a good mac n cheese

  • Rod Taco
    Rod Taco 2 days ago

    Really, no one has mentioned the vine “that’s what good 🐈 sounds like” I’m ashamed of all of you

  • Lammy Bean
    Lammy Bean 2 days ago

    Nobody made a roux what is going on 😦

  • Bimbim Studio
    Bimbim Studio 2 days ago

    I use Colby jack and American
    Cheese for mine what about y’all

  • Bimbim Studio
    Bimbim Studio 2 days ago

    Level 3 isn’t even macaroni and cheese it looks nasty

  • dcfox100
    dcfox100 2 days ago

    Sugar in Mac 'n' cheese. Might as well just call it a cheesecake