Passionate Cooks Wanted - UK

Are you a talented cook who is looking for that big break? Are you fiercely proud of your county and want to see it go all the way? Do you want to learn from some of the country’s finest chefs?

If the answer to these three questions is yes – then read on!

ITV Productions is looking for contestants to take part in a brand new, day-time cookery series called Taste the Nation. If you have a passion for food and want to represent your county in a national cookery knock-out, then this is the show for you.

But it gets better, you will be mentored and masterclassed by one of the Nation’s finest celebrity chefs and your cookery skills will be pushed to their max. You will also be judged by some of the country’s fiercest critics so this show is not for the faint hearted!

You can be an amateur or professional – but have one thing in common your talents in the kitchen could impress a celebrity chef.

We will be filming the series from November 2008 to February 2009. If you are not the one then perhaps you might come into contact with just the sort of people we want to find!

Please register your details on our phone line 09011 986 986 or email clearly stating your name, county and daytime contact number.

Terms and Conditions

You must be 16 years or older to apply. Calls cost 10p per call from BT landlines. Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will be considerably more. Callers must be 16 or over. Lines close on Thursday 20th November 2008 at midday. Calls made after closing time won’t be counted, but may still be charged. We cannot guarantee that all applicants will be called back. Terms & conditions at


  1. Are you going to try out for this Holler? I encourage you.

  2. Who me? I'm too shy ;)

    I am looking forward to watching it though!

  3. Umm, I can see Gordon Ramsey's face when he's told that he's got to mentor a veggie cook. It'd be worth it just for that.

  4. That would be a laugh Lynn and the air would be blue!

  5. How fun. I think you should enter - you have such great recipes.

  6. I'm totally going to agree with the masses here, Holler! I'd pay to see Ramsey mentoring you!

  7. Hi Pam, thank you for the compliment, but no fear, am I doing it! I am too much of a coward LOL!

    Hey Lo, Hey would rip me to shreds for being a veggie. I can't believe you people want to see that, huh!

    I have not heard any other takers yet!

  8. I can't see anyone being mentored by Gordon Ramsey..he seems so mean. I am told it is just an act though...he does it so well though that it is scary:D A vegetarian show would be a nice twist:D

  9. Hi Val, I don't think it will be Gordon. Everyone is just finding that idea so funny.

    A veggie show would be good, wouldn't it?

  10. I don't like the idea that you have to pay to call...


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