Food Network Star Casting in Miami

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

rules here.)


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

resumé and two photos of yourself. If you can't make the casting, you

can also submit a video for consideration.

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