Be A Food Network Host!

Ilana Phillips — a 2007 Staples graduate — now works as a casting assistant for “Food Network Star,” Food Network’s hit reality series.

So when her bosses planned a New York City open casting call, Ilana wanted to make sure her home town heard about it.

The call is for this Friday (August 5, 9 a.m.-noon) at Sutton Place (1015 Second Ave.).

Anyone with skills, “personality that pops” and a passion for cooking — chefs, line cooks, caterers, home cooks and “culinary enthusiasts” — is invited.

The bait:  the chance to host your own show on Food Network.

Other qualifications include extensive food knowledge, and “lots of energy and enthusiasm.”

Interested reality show hosts should click here for info; then click the tab for a downloadable application.  Bring it, plus 2 photos of yourself and a resume, to the casting call.

A batch of homemade brownies couldn’t hurt either.

Unless I made them.

(Interested, but can’t make it on Friday?  Click here for info on submitting a home video.  Questions?  Email:

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