RACHAEL RAY Show Asks America, Hey, Can You Cook?

Daytime Show Announces Search For Five Cooks To Compete For a Trip to Le Cordon Bleu® Culinary School in France and Viking® Kitchen Face-Lift

New York, NY March 5, 2008 – The “Rachael Ray” show is looking for a few good cooks who want to pit their skills against each other for the chance to cook alongside daytime host Rachael Ray in her studio kitchen! The winner will also receive a cook’s dream — an extensive kitchen makeover with professional Viking® appliances and Silestone® counter-tops, plus the opportunity to participate in a culinary training program at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu® in Paris, France.

Starting today, the show is launching a call for submissions for its second “Hey, Can You Cook?!” competition. “Rachael Ray” is accepting video resumes of budding cooks demonstrating why they think they should be one of the five cooks chosen to come to New York for a series of culinary competitions.  Non-professional cooks only!

Beginning on April 28th, the show will air the various challenges contestants face, with the top cooks moving on to the next round and one cook having to hang up their apron after each competition.

At the end of the competition, one cook will be left standing and will have the opportunity to demonstrate their own original recipe on “Rachael Ray” with Rachael as their sous chef.  The recipe will also be published in her magazine Every Day With Rachael Ray magazine.

The winning cook will also receive an incredible culinary experience — the opportunity to participate in a training program at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in France, including round-trip airfare and accommodations at the Millennium Hotel Paris Opera. 

Cooks should go to, for Official Rules and Entry Forms.  All submissions must be postmarked by March 21, 2008 and received by March 28, 2008.

Sara Lee® is helping the show sponsor the search and competition.  

The weekday, one-hour “Rachael Ray,” which has been cleared in more than 194 markets representing 99% of the country, has been cleared through 2010.  Taped in front of a live studio audience in New York City, “Rachael Ray” is distributed and produced by CBS Television Distribution in association with Harpo Productions, Scripps Networks and Watch Entertainment. Janet Annino is executive producer. CBS Television Distribution is a unit of CBS Corp.

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