The Bobby Flay Project is looking for food entrepreneurs who have left their previous career to start a bricks-and-mortar food business. (And I assume that "left their career " means "lost their career in the recession.")
The plan seems to be to follow the entrepreneur as he or she opens the business, so the business can't be operating yet.
Three key points of eligibility:
* The entrepreneur must have little or no prior professional culinary experience.
* The entrepreneur mus be planning to open a brick-and-mortar space where there will be walk-in customers (restaurant, bakery, sandwich shop, etc.)
*The business can't be operating yet, though the entrepreneur must be aiming to open this year.
If you fit those criteria, assemble the information on your timeline, budget, menu and team. Write up a line or two about what's at stake for you in this endeavor (why you are doing it and what risks, financial as well as personal, you are taking). The network is "highly interested in the human-interest angle of your story."
Email your assembled information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get a little info on the competition at the show's Facebook page, or look 'em up on Twitter, @RockShrimpProd.