Circa 1886′s Marc Collins Throws His Knife in the Ring

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Is it mere coincidence that Collins’ official head shot looks eerily similar to the Chopped logo?

Among the local chefs hoping to score a competitor’s spot on Chopped is Circa 1886’s Marc Collins, who’s definitely not in it for the money.

“Funny thing is, I had no idea the winner received ten grand,” says Collins, who was contacted by the Food Network show’s casting team. Chopped is now soliciting applications from professional and amateur Charleston chefs, and plans to conduct in-town interviews next month. “It just seemed like a good way to have fun and get some media attention for the restaurant at the same time.”

Collins responded to the recruitment e-mail with a message saying he’d submitted an application two years ago, but never heard back. Continue reading

Chopped Conducts Contestant Search in Charleston

Thanksgiving has traditionally been a time for talented cooks to shine, and that may be especially true this year in Charleston as the holiday coincides with the deadline for Chopped applications.

Professional chefs and talented amateurs interested in competing on the Food Network show are being invited to submit resumes and photos in advance of the production team’s upcoming trip to Charleston. Although Thanksgiving 2013 is the official cut-off date for applications, sharp chefs will want to enter their materials sooner, since in-person interviews will be scheduled for the third week of November. Continue reading