Food Network Audition…


It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but I’m back and ready to post some great new recipes and my favorite food products. The past few months have been very busy! A few weeks ago I did something that I’ve always wanted to do. I auditioned for the Food Network.

As you all know, cooking and baking have been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. Although I’m not sure where it will take me in the future, I know that the being on the Food Network has always on my bucket list. A true dream!

A casting company for the Food Network contacted me recently and asked me to apply for a new show that will be airing in the Spring of 2015. It’s a show for home cooks with no professional culinary experience. I was thrilled! Within a two week period I made 2 home videos and sent countless pictures, recipes and details about myself to the casting company. They called me after seeing everything and asked to meet me in NYC at their casting call. So I set off a couple weekends ago for NYC. The casting call was on a Saturday morning and I needed to bring my signature savory dish for them to try. I prepared my Yaya’s Greek Chicken and Rice and Spanikopita. I waited outside of the building with my food and application for almost an hour. I was so excited when one of the casting people came outside to number our applications. He took one look at my application and said “Oh hey!! You’re the nurse!!”

Waiting in line...

Waiting in line…

My Cooking Party in NYC...

My Cooking Party in NYC…

I was feeling pretty good at that point. After waiting outside, we were finally brought upstairs to the casting call. It was set at a place called “My Cooking Party”, where people go for cooking lessons. I waited even longer upstairs for my turn. Once it was my turn, I approached the tables, took a short Food Exam, and plated my food. Someone came around a tasted my food. Then another person came around to ask some questions. I was told they’d be in touch and Skype me if they were interested. Unfortunately I never heard back from them. Although it’s disappointing, I’m thankful for the whole experience of applying. It was fun to show them all that I’ve done so far… The recipes I’ve tried, food I’ve created and of course, my blog!

My sampled Greek Chicken and Rice with Spanikopita...

My sampled Greek Chicken and Rice with Spanikopita…

So excited to be here!!!

So excited to be here!!!

I’m going to continue to look for more shows to apply for with the Food Network. Everything happens for a reason, and I think my opportunity will come when the time is right!

While I wait for that opportunity, I’m going to continue to blog and share as much as I can with all of you! I want to make my blog even better and hopefully start adding some videos, too!

Thanks to everyone, especially my work friends, that have been nothing but extremely supportive and encouraging during the whole auditioning process. It means to the world to me!

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4 Responses to Food Network Audition…

  1. Alicia Parks says:

    I’m so proud of you Lily!!!

  2. Bob Howe says:

    Wow, I never knew what your true passion was, I’m so impressed and can’t wait to follow all of your work.
    We’ll talk soon :-) :-)

  3. Evelyn Englis says:

    Go, Lily! We are so proud of you.

  4. Donald Grimes says:

    Incredible opportunity for an incredible person. You know you can always audition a dish or two in my new kitchen (on my Viking stove)!

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