Are you ready for primetime cooking? Want to face the wrath of judges Gordon Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot before millions of viewers?
MasterChef is now casting for its fourth season and looking for amateur cooks with talent. An open casting call will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Le Cordon Bleu, 1315 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights 55120.
Keep in mind that this is a casting call WITH FOOD. You will need to bring a dish for the casting judges (who are not the same as the TV judges) to taste -- and it should be something that can withstand you being in line for a long time. There will be no place to warm food or to cook it before it is served to the judges, and there will be only a little time for plating. Contestants need to bring utensils for serving the dish. Wow, this sounds like a cooking challenge for the show itself!
If you can't attend the casting call, you can do a video and send that in (see details). Deadline for entries is Nov. 30, 2012.
More rules for contestants from the folks at Fox:
* Must be 18 by Jan. 1, 2013
* Cannot have worked as a professional chef in the past or present
* Cannot be earning income now from preparing fresh food in a professional kitchen.
* Must be available for nine weeks of shooting the show from January to April 2013.
For application instructions, audition guidelines and other details, go to www.masterchefcasting.com.
And please, when you audition, do not bring with you fireworks, weapons, air mattresses or children. Those are on the list of forbidden items for the audition.