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Calling All Kitchen Gods & Goddesses: New Show is Casting

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If you are comfortable in the kitchen, but not a pro, and you're ready for your closeup, you might want to get yourself and your savvy down to the Sur La Table store at the Original Farmers Market next weekend to see if you've got what it takes to be on a new show. Gordon Ramsay will star in the upcoming MasterChef, a show that "celebrates great people who make great food." (The Hollywood Reporter called it a "culinary American Idol.")They are on a national search for budding chefs from all walks of life - amateur chefs, passionate foodies, or the ultimate dinner party hosts to be a part of the show.During the course of the show participants will get to hone their skills under the supervision and mentoring of industry professionals and be evaluated by world-renowned judges. What they don't want are people who work in professional kitchens--this is strictly for amateur at-home chefs who want a chance to shine.

If this sounds like you, you'll need to be at least 18 and allowed by law to work in the US, and on the day of the casting bring one prepared dish to be served at room temperature (you can plate there, but it's on you to bring utensils or other materials you might need). Get the official application and more info on the national casting online. And good luck!

MasterChef Casting Call: Los Angeles
Sunday, January 31st 10 am to 4pm
Sur La Table @Farmers Market (6333 W. Third Street)