As most of you probably already know, FOX Television is conducting a series of casting calls for Gordon Ramsey’s latest reality cooking show, “Master Chef,” including one tomorrow at the Viking Cooking School in Brookwood Hills between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
This time around, Ramsey is saving his spittle-propelled invective for amateur cooks who think they have what it takes.
As Buzzin’ Brett noted:
The show, already a hit in the U.K. and Australia, is billed as an opportunity for “wannabe chefs who simply cook as a hobby and have absolutely no experience in the food industry” to face Ramsay’s culinary wringer. Those who make it to prime time “will be put through the paces with various challenges as they compete head-to-head to create delicious dishes, ” a statement from Fox said. “The series will serve as a unique platform for people from all walks of life who want to follow their dream of working as a professional chef. These everyday at-home cooks will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show their passion and excitement for food as they are put to the test and judged by world-renowned chefs.”
Are any of you planning to try out? (Here’s the application, which you’ll need to fill out.)
If you want to read about the process, you should check out this hilarious blog post from Leslie Kelly — the “critic-turned-cook” who is a regular contributor to Serious Eats. Kelly had been the restaurant critic at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer until that paper folded in March of 2009. Now she works as a restaurant cook. (Kelly’s personal blog is here.)