Want to Get on 'Chopped'? Food Network Is Casting Now

The show is looking for moms and amateur chefs, among others, to compete on the show

Calling all chefs!

Do you think you have skills in the kitchen? Would you like to win $10,000 for cooking a meal? Well, here’s your chance.

Food Network’s Chopped is looking for competitors to compete on some upcoming special episodes.

The show, the premise of which is to open a basket full of mystery, random ingredients, and cook a dish to be judged by a panel (usually in 30 minutes), is opening up applications to more than just professional chefs. Chopped is looking for moms, amateurs, teens, military chefs, related chefs, chefs with weight loss stories, and unsung culinary heroes (chefs that cook for charities, or volunteer on days off). 

"This is exciting and new that we are opening up the kitchens to non-professional chefs," said Beth Schiff, supervising casting director for Chopped

Applicants can either apply themselves or be nominated by another person. Application questions include why you became interested in cooking, why you are the next Chopped champion, and what you would like the Chopped judges to know about you.

"We have gotten a very good response so far," Schiff said. "We want to choose the four best representative cooks. We’re constantly looking at applications and submissions. We want someone with a real passion for food."