Celebrity chef Bobby Flay reaching out to aspiring restaurateurs for new TV series

Bobby Flay is one of the biggest names in gourmet cuisine and he's made a name for himself as one of the most popular chefs on the Food Network. According to NashvilleScene.com, Flay has begun "The Bobby Flay Project," a new show that will follow budding culinary entrepreneurs who left their previous careers behind to start a brick-and-mortar food business.

The new show is still under development, but the producers have laid out a set of criteria for interested participants. First, applicants must have no previous culinary experience or professional training and are aiming to get their business up and running this year. Lastly, these individuals must be planning to start a walk-in restaurant, bakery or sandwich shop.

Currently, the project is accepting inquiries and will require a few pieces of information with each application. Contestants should present a timeline, budget, menu and what personal and financial risks they will take to start their business, according to RestaurantHospitality.com.

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