If you've sat in front of the TV set countless times watching Sandra Lee open a can of peaches on Food Network and thinking, I, too, want to seek fame and fortune as a celebrity chef, get thee to the Epic Hotel October 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Food Network Star season nine open casting call.
They're looking for chefs (both professional and amateur) who have a
"captivating personality" and are at the "top of their culinary game."
According to the contest rules, anyone 18 or older and a legal resident
of the United States can apply, as long as they're not hosting
their own food-related program or have run for political office in the past year (making this a bad alternative career choice for
either Barack Obama or Mitt Romney). You also must be in good physical
and mental health and be prepared to film the show for a six- to eight-week period from January 15 to March 31, 2013. (See complete
are placed in teams captained by Bobby Flay, Alton Brown, and Giada
DeLaurentiis. The winner receives an offer from Food Network to host
his or her own cooking show. We figure just having Giada
show us how to shuck our corn and pound our cutlets would be prize enough.
You must fill out the online application at foodnetworkstarcasting.com
prior to attending the open call. You'll also be asked to bring a
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resumé and two photos of yourself. If you can't make the casting, you
can also submit a video for consideration.