Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wanna Grill with Bobby Flay?

Posted By on Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 11:37 AM

Chef and Food Network superstar Bobby Flay inspires, um, diverse reactions. (I'm not a fan -- though he did score points with me for visiting Gut Check favorite Pappy's Smokehouse when he was in town last year.)

But this post isn't about him so much as it is about you. I received an email this morning -- well, to be precise, I retrieved an email from my spam filter this morning -- touting an open casting call for the second season of Flay's Food Network show Grill It. All you need to do is make a three-minute audition videotape.

What should your videotape feature? Follow me after the jump to find out...
The casting call has the details:
Food Network is now casting big personality men and women to grill alongside Bobby Flay in Season 2 of Grill It!

If you love to experiment with burgers, seafood, ribs, fish, pork or poultry, and have the skills to prove it, we want to hear from you! The show is non-competitive and features grillers from across the country creating unique recipes on the grill!

Interested applicants (ages 21-45) should be outgoing, fun and be able to reproduce your unique recipe on camera - maybe it's a new take on pork or seafood or perhaps a recipe passed down from your grandmother? Whatever the dish, it needs to be original and not found in a cookbook!
Sorry 46-year-old grillmasters! You're too old for Bobby Flay.

At any rate, the specific requirements for your videotape audition:
Make us a 3-minute audition video that showcases your personality (anything over 3-minutes will not be considered). On the casting tape, cook us your favorite dish, tell us about your ingredients, how you created the recipe, and why it's special. Don't forget to tell us a little about you and what makes you interesting. And finally tell us why you think it would be great to GRILL IT! with Bobby Flay.
Can you grill anything properly in just three minutes? Who knows? As long as you have a "big" personality, it probably doesn't matter.

At any rate, if you decide to audition for Flay's show, let Gut Check know. I'd love to chronicle your audition adventures.

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