Are you a frustrated attorney who thinks he knows food better than the chef at his favorite restaurant? Or maybe you're a blogger who turns her home into a test kitchen? In any event, if you're a home cook who's obsessed with food, it's time to prove you've got MasterChef talent.
MasterChef is the Fox cooking competition that pits home cooks against each other for bragging rights and the opportunity to be screamed at by Gordon Ramsay. If that sounds like heaven to you, now's the time to tank up the car and take a road trip to Orlando for the upcoming MasterChef casting call.
The nearest casting call to south Florida will be held on Saturday, October 12th, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Suites in Orlando, at 5905 S. Kirkman Road.
Before you just show up, here are a few things you'll need to do/fill out:
1. Pre-register for the open call here and upload a recent photo.
2. You'll also have to download the MasterChef application and bring a completed copy with you to the casting.
3. The day of the casting call, you'll be required to bring a prepared dish to be served to the judges. You will be given a few minutes to plate your dish at the casting call location, but there will NOT be a kitchen to cook or warm your dish up so make sure you've brought your food in a cooler with ice if it's cold....or you've found a way to get to a microwave if it's hot. The last thing you want to do is give the judges food poisoning.
4. To apply to be on the show, you must be 18 years or older (or will turn 18 before January 1, 2014). You must also be a citizen of legal permanent resident of the United States.
5. You cannot currently work as a professional chef and you cannot have ever worked as a professional chef. That includes restaurants, hotels, food trucks, and catering gigs. You also cannot have your main source of income come from preparing or cooking fresh food in a professional environment -- so if you make your living preparing fruit arrangements, you're probably out, too!
6. If you get chosen for the show, be prepared to commit yourself to the taping of this show for approximately nine weeks between the months of January and April 2014, depending on how far you advance in the competition.
For a complete list of rules, visit masterchefcasting.com.
Follow @ CleanPlateBPB
Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.