Save Money in this Sunday's paper

comments

A hopeless cook? You're in luck!

Disastrous home chefs could be on a show teaching them to cook.

By Kathleen Purvis
Food Editor

More Information

  • Auditions for a new competition show on The Food Network are Aug. 16 at the Blake Hotel.

    But you can't just show up. To apply:

    hopelesshomecookchar@optomenusa.com.

    Bring a video of yourself in a home setting and an example of your worst dish. Explain why you or the person you're nominating is the most disastrous cook in the country.

    Include the cook's name, age, town, occupation, phone number and a recent photo.

    Deadline to apply is Aug. 14.



Who cares if you can cook? The Food Network wants to know if you can't.

Charlotte will be one of four cities where the channel is holding a casting call for a new competition show featuring the worst cooks in the country. Professionals need not apply – “no one who's a bad line cook,” says casting producer Alena Morrissey.

The other cities are New York, Los Angeles and Denver, said Morrissey. “(The) cities that have good culinary scenes where people like food but may not know how to prepare it.”

The show is looking for “disastrous home cooks” who will be taught to cook by professionals on the show. You can nominate someone, including a family member or colleague, but you have to come with them to the audition.

Kathleen Purvis

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more



Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more


Quick Job Search
Salary Databases
CharlotteObserver.com