More Casting Interviews in LA, NY , and DC!

We will not be holding any more open calls, but we are conducting one-on-one interviews in Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C. throughout this week. Please submit your name, age, hometown, occupation, contact phone number, and a recent photo to hopelesshomecook@optomenusa.com (for NY & DC) or hopelesshomecookla@optomenusa.com (for LA), and tell us why you are a hopeless home cook! Please note that we will only be seeing people this week, so contact us now! For any questions, please call 646.216.4282.

Are you a hopeless cook? Or is someone you know totally incompetent in the kitchen?

Food Network is looking for the most disastrous cooks in the country to participate in a very different culinary competition show!

This is the opportunity of a lifetime—to work with the best chefs in the country and learn to cook like a professional. Seeking outgoing people with a genuine inability to cook, but a need and desire to improve!

On this site you will find all the information you need, including how to apply or nominate someone, a link to the application, home video instructions, open call information, etc.

Keep checking back as we will update often with any new information!

NOTE: Please only submit an application if you are able to attend an interview in one of the following cities: New York, Los Angeles & two other cities to be announced soon!  Check the website for the dates and times of our open calls in these cities.