Well, it's time to put up or shut up, because Food Network is holding open tryouts beginning tomorrow in five cities.
According to a press release:
The network is currently conducting a nation-wide talent search and encourages both professional and amateur chefs to apply. Applicants have until Friday, October 12, 2007 to send in a three minute audition tape explaining why he/she should be Food Network’s newest star. Applications and contest rules can be downloaded from www.FoodNetwork.com starting Tuesday, September 5. In addition, contestant hopefuls can also apply in person at one of five open-call auditions that will be held around the country. Applicants should bring an application, photograph and resume and/or bio to the auditions, which will allow them to meet with network casting directors.
As someone who, once upon a time, actually got a spot on a game show (no, I'm not kidding) at an "open" casting at my middle school, I can tell you that you need to bring all the energy and personality you have with you to the tryouts.
If you think you have what it takes, both from a culinary standpoint and personality-wise, and if you live in one of the five cities, have at it. Check out the dates and locations below.
Seattle, WA – Tuesday, September 11th from 10am-4pm
Hotel Andra (Ballroom)
2000 4th Ave.
New York, NY - Monday 9/17/07 from 11am-4p
Food Network Studios
75 Ninth Ave. (Chelsea Market)
Los Angeles, CA - Monday 9/17/07 from 10am-4pm
10955 West Pico Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV - Tuesday 9/25/07 from 9am-3pm
David Burke Las Vegas
The Venetian Hotel-Resort-Casino
3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South Ste. 108
Minneapolis, MN - 10/9/07 from 10pm-4pm
The Chambers Hotel
901 Hennepin Ave
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