'Master Chef' auditions hit So. Fla.
MIRAMAR, Fla. (WSVN) -- Producers of Fox's "Master Chef" are looking for new talent with some serious cooking abilities.
Contestants waited in long lines at the casting call over the weekend at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school. "I'm a very creative cook, I have passion for cooking; I love to feed people," said Cynthia Petrocelli.
The culinary hit is preparing for its fourth season and South Florida contestants are ready to whip up something real special this time around. "For 'Master,' we're looking for amateur home cooks that are very passionate about what they do," said "Master Chef" Associate Producer Ron Mare, "you know, people that were home taught by maybe grandma or they learned in the kitchen at home."
A strong personality will get you noticed but the main attraction should be your dish. "Well, I think I should be on any top chef because I've been cooking for 24 years, traveling all around the world, taste different cuisines, and I think I have what it takes to be master chef," said Manuel Aguilar.
These homegrown chefs are aiming to impress the producers with their specialty entrees. "It could be a variety of things, I really like to take traditional recipes and change it into a healthy and flavorful one," said another contestant.
"One of my favorites is to make a lot of Caribbean food, a lot of Indian inspiration dishes," said Petrocelli.
Those who make it to Los Angeles compete for the grand prize and a cookbook contract. "In the end, only one will show the talent good enough to be called master chef."
Those who were not able to attend the open call should submit audition videos on-line before Nov. 30.
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