Light snow is falling in the downtown Wausau Area TodayTyler-Florence-mdnDo you have what it takes to launch a food court business? Your chance is coming as the casting process has started for a new show titled Food Court Wars. In this exciting show hosted by Tyler Florence, two teams will battle head to head to win a restaurant space rent free for an entire year within one of Wisconsin’s malls; a prize worth up to 100K!

According to Amy Zinicola, a casting assistant for the show, applicants should have local flair, but she isn’t looking for anything specific in applications.

“(Applicants) don’t have to be professional chefs, but they need to have some experience cooking,” she said. “Nothing they can say in the application would give them a leg up over others.”

A Wausau winner would open a restaurant in Wausau Center mall. Megan Lawrence, general manager for the mall, said the film crews tentatively will shoot in June for the Wausau episode. She did not know where in the city the show will be filmed.

“The show will definitely be a great thing for the mall,” she said. “I’m really, really excited.”

Food Court Wars Flyer - WisconsinThey are searching for local teams with pre-existing relationships (i.e. friends, family, couples, co-workers) who believe they have the winning formula to successfully run their own locally inspired and original eatery! The eatery concept must be specific to the local Wisconsin region!

To apply for an interview, please email with the following information:

  • Your name & the name of your teammate(s)
  • Recent photos of you & your teammate(s)
  • A short bio on you & your teammate(s)
  • Resumes for you & your teammate(s)
  • The type of eatery you would like to open and HOW IT’S GOING TO BE LOCALLY INSPIRED AND ORIGINAL
  • Your contact information & current location

*Deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 27, 2013.