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Food Network to Hold Open Casting Call for Food Network Star in Denver

Think you've got what it takes to bone a chicken in front of a camera, smile as you eat your way through the diners and drive-ins of small-town America or explain the difference between salami and salumi to an audience of millions? The Food Network is hosting a casting call in Denver on Saturday, November 1, to give you a chance to try out for season eleven of Food Network Star, the culinary reality series that gives contestants the opportunity to become the next Guy Fieri (the one we've all heard of) or Amy Finley (the season three winner whose show lasted all of six episodes).

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JS Casting, the company running the casting call, says the Food Network "is looking for those with a captivating personality who believe they're at the top of the culinary game and want to inspire a Food Network audience through their passion for food and cooking."

Although nobody from Colorado has won a season of the show, which pits contestants against one another in such events as cooking with Kellogs products and heeding words of wisdom from Paula Deen, several regional contestants have gotten their shots at fame, including private chef and actor Shane Lyons from Colorado Springs (season four), and cook and radio host Howie Drummond from Highlands Ranch (season seven).

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Magnolia Hotel downtown. If you're unable to make it then (or unwilling to stand in line for hours with a bunch of other budding Giadas and Altons), you can also send a video of yourself hamming it up with ham and squawking about squab. Instructions on what to put in your video and where to send it can be found on the JS Casting website. Now go stand in front of a mirror and practice yelling "Yumm-o" and "Off the chain!"