Could You Be The Answer To The Chef Shortage? Here's Your Chance To Work For 'Top Chef' Stephanie Izard

In response to the growing chef shortage — an issue that is particularly troublesome in food-focused cities like New York, Chicago, Seattle, and San Francisco — celebrity chef Stephanie Izard has issued a call to action for cooks who think they might have the chops to fill the gap.

Izard, who was the first-ever female chef to win the title of Top Chef, opened her first solo restaurant in 2004, at the age of 27.

In 2010, Izard opened Girl & the Goat, followed by Little Goat in 2011. In 2013, Izard won a James Beard award — Best Chef: Great Lakes — for her work at Girl & the Goat.

From now until the end of August, Izard is accepting résumés from chefs all over the country to join her in Chicago and stage at Girl & the Goat and Little Goat.

Izard herself, who will personally review all submissions (watch the video below to find out her email address), will also cover the winner's flight and set him or her up with a place to live.

To apply, follow the instructions in the video below:

a glimpse at the goats from Stephanie Izard on Vimeo.