Producers pf the uber-popular reality TV show Top Chef were in town recently looking for a few good cooks to compete for a $100,000 grand prize in their next season.
And one local chef looks like he could be a prime candidate. Mike Sabin, 36, executive chef of South Beach's Nemo and Prime One-Twelve, admitted to trying out for a spot on the show, after learning the next season will play host to established chefs who are currently running successful restaurants.
Sabin, who snuck out from a busy lunch shift to take a screen test, says winning a spot on the show would mean great exposure for all of the restaurants owned by Myles Chefetz, which include Big Pink and Shoji Sushi.
"They asked me what I would do with $100,000," he jokes, "and I told them right now, all I'm thinking about is getting back to work."
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No word yet on whether Sabin will be selected to film his TV debut this fall, but we'll keep you posted. -Joanne Green