Rumor has it that Top Chef will be coming to my fair city next season, and I want the cheftestants to cook for me. How to do this? Given that the last few seasons have had a lot of "Top Caterer" competitions, there should theoretically be several opportunities (my top choice would be Restaurant Wars!).
To anyone who is familiar with the show or has been lucky enough to participate in one of their events, how did you do it? Nepotism, ardent stalking, being at the right place at the right time? My friends and I aren't necessarily aiming at being on TV, but just having the opportunity to see rising young chefs in action and getting to try their food. Getting to run into guest judges like Anthony Bourdain or Eric Ripert (or the usual judges) would be an amazing bonus.