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!
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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@example.com 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.