The Food Network is trolling for contestants for The Next Food Network Star. You know you think it’s you. They don’t care whether you’re self-taught or a professional, but they do require charisma, teaching skills, and a “clear point of view on food.” The winner gets a six-episode show.

To apply: Send in a video. Applications can be downloaded at Completed applications and videos must be received by October 31, 2008. Or attend an open call—bring an application to either of these events:

New York, NY: Monday, October 6, 2008, 11am-3pm
Sutton Place Restaurant and Bar
1015 Second Avenue (between 53rd and 54th), New York, NY 10022

Los Angeles, CA: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 10am-3pm
The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles
2900 31st Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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