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casting call that could help local chefs pursue their dream.
than 150 amateur chefs from all over the southeast put their skills to
the test at the open casting call for season four of MasterChef.
were competing for a chance to learn from chef Gordon Ramsay on
national television and also for the grand prize of a quarter of a
million dollars, which could change their lives.
Gabrielle Glenn is an amateur cook with a professional goal...
"I would like to open my own restaurant," Glenn said. "It's been my dream since I was 13."
She says it would be the perfect way to combine her two passions: cooking, and providing for her kids.
kids have always been there," Glenn said. "They've supported me. They
don't even know but they've saved my life more than once but this time I'm doing something for them."
That's why she packed them into a
car along with her mother and a batch of her best Cajun jambalaya, then
drove all the way from Memphis to the Art Institute of Tennessee in
Nashville for the open casting for season four of MasterChef, a
competition where amateur cooks compete for a $250,000 prize which Glenn
says could make her dream of owning a restaurant a reality.
"I'm a little nervous but I have my family with me so I'm going to be okay," Glenn said.
Of course, she wasn't the only one there with a dream
was a lot people," said Bob Tom, a student of culinary arts. "Different
dishes, stuff like that. From all different states they came just for
"[It] was completely packed from wall to wall with
people," said Ron Mare, associate casting producer for the show. "We've
had like hundreds of people."
Mare said Nashville is one of 11 cities hosting casting calls, and the competition in Music City was fierce.
is really excited especially here in Nashville, we're getting a lot of
great home cooks, Mare said.
But Glenn said she has the tools and the inspiration it takes to win.
"The passion, the desire and the hunger to win this competition for my kids," Glenn said.
Sunday, October 14 2012, 02:34 PM CDT
Prince Edward presents Edinburgh's awards in Tenn.
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By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, Prince Edward, is visiting Tennessee to promote one of the British royal family's charities, the Duke of Edinburgh's awards.
The prince presided over an awards ceremony at the governor's mansion in Nashville on Thursday for the first batch of young Tennesseans to participate in the leadership and character program.
About 80 youths received the award by participating in community service, skills development, physical fitness and adventurous journeys through the Boy Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, LEAD Academy, Montgomery Bell Academy or the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Organization.
Following the event, Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam invited the awardees and their families to tea inside the governor's residence. Later on Thursday, the prince was scheduled to headline a black-tie gala at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville.
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