From an email I received from New Jersey Small Business Development Center at TCNJ:
A new Food Network series is looking for Food Entrepreneurs, specifically, people who have left their previous career to start a new restaurant (or similar business).
Must have little-to-no prior professional culinary experience. Must be planning to open a brick-and-mortar space where there will be walk-in customers (restaurant, bakery, sandwich shop, etc.). Must be aiming to open between now and autumn 2012
Those chosen will receive culinary & business coaching from Bobby Flay (a chef, restaurateur, and fixture on the Food Network) as well as invaluable national publicity.
Those interested that fit the guidelines, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org: Outline your timeline, budget, menu, team, and especially 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 Food Network is highly interested in the “human interest” angle of your story.
There is also a Twitter account and a Facebook page for more information. The Food Network will be accepting stories through February and is casting nationally.
Please also email us at the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at TCNJ to email@example.com, and let us know you are submitting your entry.