One of my favorite TV shows is Fox's "MasterChef." Chef Gordon Ramsay, way less abrasive than he is on "Hell's Kitchen", leads a competition in search of the best home cooks in America. Contestants come from all walks of life to share their passion for cooking. Actual restaurant experience is not a pre-requisite. In fact, the rules prohibit professional chefs. I know I'll never be America's MasterChef, but maybe it could be you.

The show will be holding auditions in Boston this Saturday, September 15 from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf, 296 State St. According to the show's website, you MUST bring one prepared dish to be served to the food judges. You will be given 3 minutes to plate your dish at the casting call location, but there will NOT be a kitchen to cook or warm your dish up so come prepared! I don't know if that means to bring your own hot plate, microwave, Sterno or whatever, or just show off your best cold dish. You'll have to figure that out. You'll need to bring your own dishes & utensils too. The show strongly recommends pre-registering online, but you can still attend Saturday's open casting call if you don't.
I'd love to turn on an upcoming season of the show & see someone from right here in the Berkshires. Good luck, and if you go, please let me know how it turns out.