October 7, 2013 |
To those who host the best dinner parties, prepare the finest meals for their families or are constantly making co-workers jealous with their homemade lunches--now's your time to shine. The Food Network will be hosting an open casting call for a new series "America's Greatest Home Cook" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Wooden Spoon. The open casting call is looking for "food fanatics" who prepare "elevated dishes completely from scratch" to audition for the "The Great Food Truck Race" producers' latest endeavor.
June 20, 2013 |
You wouldn't have guessed by its ratings, but ABC's cooking competition "The Taste" will be back for a second season, and the reality series is searching for pro and amateur cooks to compete in the new season. "The Taste" will come to Chicago for a casting call from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Centered Chef, 177 N. Ada St. #101. In "The Taste," culinary celebrities such as Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson coach teams of four pro and amateur cooks as they vie to create the best-tasting dishes.
June 17, 2013 |
Nearly a year after the City Council allowed food trucks to cook onboard, only a total of 13 have the required license to do so. The mayor's office over the weekend announced the addition of seven new licensed operators for a total of 13 that can cook onboard and serve the masses. Last July, the city passed an ordinance allowing food trucks to cook on board and operate longer. The ordinance required GPS devices for the trucks and set stiff penalties up to $2,000. The seven new ones listed in the release are: Beaver's Donuts and Coffee,...
May 21, 2013 |
Tim Graham, the former executive chef of Tru and Paris Club, is helming the restaurant at The Langham, Chicago hotel, which is set to open in July. Located at 330 N. Wabash Ave., Travelle will serve Mediterranean-inspired cuisine in a setting that's more upscale than Paris Club but less fine-dining than Tru, a balance Graham describes as "casual elegance. " The space features a backlit wall with a 30-foot digital art display that changes from day to night, four bars arranged in a pinwheel pattern and a mix of custom and...
May 10, 2013 |
Everyone seems to want to be in a reality TV show, and Doron Ofir Casting is hoping to make dreams come true. The casting group is looking for home cooks, electronic dance fans and women "who dare to be different. " But that's not all: They're also casting shows about fanboys and girls, spurned lovers, entrepreneurial college students, people with bad tattoos and for tug-of-war champs. They're all for real! Check out the casting call page at the site by clicking doronofircasting.com . I'm not sure what...
December 11, 2012 |
Non-violent inmates would continue feeding animals and cleaning their cages at the city's Animal Care and Control facility under an agreement advanced by a key City Council committee. The Committee on Budget and Government Operations on Tuesday endorsed the renewal of an agreement between the city and the Cook County Sheriff's Office that would allow 16 detainees at the Cook County Department of Corrections to volunteer for four hours a day for one year at the Animal Care and Control facility at 2741 S. Western Ave. The pilot...