Hey there! You! Yeah, you! You there, with the talent in the kitchen! You, with the desire to be profanely dressed down by one of the world’s top chefs! You, with the photogenic face! We’ve got something to tell you: Hell’s Kitchen is casting for their next season. Yes! Finally, a Bostonian can join the ranks of those abused repeatedly by Gordon Ramsay on what Anthony Bourdain has called “an exercise in pointless cruelty so ugly, cruel and squalid in its half-hearted, ritualized beat-downs as to shame all who take part–and all who watch.” Yes!
If you, for some reason, want to be a part of this sub-Sandra Lee business, it seems you can audition merely by sending an email. Fancy! The casting folks are careful to stress that you don’t need to be a chef, per se, just someone with a “fascination for food.” For our part, we promise to watch if someone from Boston makes it on.
*: For what it’s worth, Ramsay is actually a terrific chef and his other shows for the BBC, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and The F-Word, are pretty great. It’s really just Hell’s Kitchen that’s awful.
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