Tag Archives: Gordon Ramsay

Breaking News: Bobby Flay Wants You!

English: Uncle Sam recruiting poster.

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Like Uncle Sam, this celebrity chef is looking for a few good men and women.

Bobby Flay performing a cooking demonstration ...

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He and the Food Network are planning a new show in which this celebrity chef will lend his expertise to a fledgling food entrepreneur. Might that be you? In particular, they’re looking for you if, as the show’s Facebook page specifies, are “bravely ditching your day job to pursue your passion of launching your own food business – with no culinary training.”

They want people who are planning to open a new restaurant (or bakery, or sandwich shop – that sort of brick-and-mortar food service establishment) butand here’s the kicker – with little or no prior professional culinary experience.

There are other stipulations, like you can’t be open already but are aiming to be this calendar year.

What’s in it for you? The party line is: “Those chosen will receive culinary & business coaching from Bobby Flay (a chef, restaurateur, and fixture on the Food Network) as well as invaluable national publicity.”

If you choose to apply, please, please  let me know! It would be so cool. On the other hand, don’t blame me if the experience turns into some Gordon Ramsay/Kitchen Nightmares-type fiasco. Caveat emptor, in spades.  For complete details, including what information to supply in your email application, visit the show’s Facebook page.

Marge Simpson, Food Blogger?

Wouldn’t you know that just when I decide to take the plunge into personal food blogging, everybody’s favorite blue-beehived

Marge Simpson

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wife and mother of the animated variety would, too? The Simpsons episode on Sunday (November 13) has an apparently successful Marge (with her accomplices, Bart and Lisa) hobnobbing with animated versions of celeb toques like Wylie Dufresne, Tom Colicchio, and Gordon Ramsay.

Check out the very entertaining interview (and slide show) on New York Grub Street with Simpsons producer Matt Selman. Then watch the show at 8 pm eastern time, and let me know what you think. Personally, I fully expect to be stricken with self-recognition and loathing.

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