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David Lissner
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Be the next food TV star!

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Think you have what it takes to host your own cooking show?

The Food Network is casting its next season of “Food Network Star,” a reality-TV show in which contestants vie to win a series slot on the network. They’re looking for “top-notch culinary know-how, an infectious television-worthy personality and the willingness to compete in the ultimate multi-month job interview.”

Bobby Flay, Giada De Laurentiis, Alton Brown and top Food Network executives will look over the applicants who come to an open casting call in Chicago between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at The Westin Michigan Ave., 909 N. Michigan Ave. Anyone may apply, including chefs, caterers and avid home cooks.

To get your shot, fill out an online application and bring your resume and two photos of yourself to the casting call. The application asks questions like, “What is your all-time favorite ingredient?” “Why do you want your own Food Network show?”

Back in 2005, Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh, owners of Hearty in Lakeview got a slot on the first season of the show and won, resulting in their show, “Party Line with The Hearty Boys.”