Two words for pro cooks and chefs who know what the hell a supermarket is and could use a little extra scratch in their wallets: casting call.
That's right. On the heels of dumping racist butter-slinger Paula Deen, the Food Network is trolling for fresh meat for a yet-to-be-named cooking reality show with the "ultimate supermarket-themed showdown," and a chance for someone to score up to $20,000.
An excerpt from the call reads as follows:
"We are holding a nationwide search - looking for highly skilled chefs and professional cooks from all backgrounds, any style of cooking is welcome. Whether you cook at a fine dining restaurant or own your own diner, are an executive chef, sous chef, private chef or caterer - if you think you have the chops to make mincemeat out of the competition, you want to apply!
From the producers of Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race, this new series will put talented chefs and professional cooks to the test in the ultimate supermarket-themed showdown! To navigate the aisles of this high-pressure competition, you're going to need clever cooking solutions and supermarket savvy. From shopping on a budget to substituting out-of-stock ingredients, contestants will have to race against the clock to survive."
You have to wonder if there will be a "wobbly shopping cart wheel" bonus round.
Interested? Email [email protected] and include your city and state in the subject line of the email. In the body, make sure to include your name, phone number, photo, current occupation, a description of your culinary background, and why you think you have what it takes to win.