I have a dilemma. I received the message below from the Food Network the other day, asking for help publicizing their casting call for “Worst Cooks in America”. To the best of my knowledge, every blogger in Atlanta got the same. I know they’re just running a list and not really reading any of the blogs, because they posted this message on our old site – completely ignoring the prominent post on the old site that we’ve MOVED. Now, no offense to Sarah – she’s got a job to do, and I doubt it’s an easy one. So I’ve copied her message below.
My name is Sarah and I am on the casting team for the second season of the Food Network’s hit series about disastrous home cooks, Worst Cooks in America. Our casting team is headed to Atlanta to find all those people out there who have a hard time in the kitchen and really need help!
We know that most of your readers are probably excellent cooks, but we thought that they might know some people who need serious cooking help! We’d greatly appreciate it if you could help us spread the word about our search in Atlanta – please see more information below:
Who: We are asking people to nominate themselves or someone they know who is a hopeless home cook. We are seeking people with a genuine inability to cook, but a need and desire to improve.
What: Worst Cooks In America is the high stakes elimination series where the “recruits” (worst cooks) will be put through culinary boot camp to learn one of the most important life skills – how to cook!
When: Saturday, May 1st, 10am to 3pm
Where: The W Atlanta Midtown, 188 14th St. NE Atlanta, GA 30361
Why: There are truly are a lot of people out there who don’t know how to cook, and are dying to learn. We believe that your readers will be interested in this great opportunity to work with the best chefs in the country, and to learn to cook like professionals.
To Apply: Those interested in attending the casting call can e-mail us at email@example.com. Tell us why you (or the person you are nominating) are the most disastrous cook in the country. Include name, age, hometown, occupation, contact phone number, and a recent photo of the hopeless cook.
We’d greatly appreciate it if you could help us spread the word about our search in Atlanta by posting this on your blog. I have attached our flyer and any other information you may need is available at http://www.worstcookscasting.com.
Thanks for your time and we can’t wait to meet everyone!
If you’re interested, get in touch with Sarah, and best of luck! And one more thing – READ NO FURTHER!