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New Canadian foodie TV station casting call

There's a new Canadian television channel launching across the country to start off 2014 called Gusto TV. Focused around culinary adventures as well as travel and lifestyle, I'm looking forward to checking it out soon, especially since I see that one of my favourite Canadian actor turned foodie Carlo Rota's Edible Road Show is part of the line up. I could listen to that dreamy accent talk about food for hours on end, I love me some Rota.

If you've dreamed of bringing together your own love of food, cooking and being famous, now's the time to give Gusto TV a look, as they are currently casting for two new shows and looking for passionate Canadians who love to cook.


Twitter: @GustoTV


Here's the official press release about the casting calls and more information about Gusto TV:


Gusto TV, Canada’s new food and lifestyle channel is now casting!

 OTTAWA, ON January 13, 2014Gusto TV is thrilled to announce a National Casting Call for two new original television series the multiplatform network will produce in-house. Whether you make a mean stuffed quail, pad thai, or layer cake; whether you are a professional, a guru of cultural cuisine or the master of family recipes – if you think that you have what it takes to spread the love or know someone that does, here’s your chance to be a star of the kitchen.

 “The first show will celebrate global cuisine - whether your specialty is curry, kung pao, kebabs, crepes or cannelloni, you might be our perfect fit,” says Chris Knight, Gusto TV President & Chief Executive Officer. “We’re keeping the theme of the second show up our sleeves for now but trust us, you’ll love it.”

 Gusto TV wants to hear from you if:

·         You’re a foodie

·         You know how to cook. Really, really cook

·         You have a BIG, fun personality

You don’t have to be a professional to be Gusto’s new foodie face (although pros are certainly welcome). Maybe you make the magic happen in your own home. Maybe you work behind the scenes in a sweaty restaurant kitchen. The new network is inviting culinary hopefuls to submit a three minute video - don’t worry about the production, lighting or editing – to the online Gusto TV Casting Call site. 

 Where to


About Gusto TV – ‘Food all night, fun all day’

Gusto TV ( is Canada’s new food and lifestyle specialty channel. The multiplatform HD service offers viewers prime-time cooking shows every evening – featuring some of the highest-rated series from around the world, never before seen in Canada. During the day, Gusto TV airs fun and exciting lifestyle, home, fashion, health and wellness shows. Gusto TV is an independent, privately owned Ottawa-based company, founded by industry veteran Chris Knight. Knight is known for innovative and highly stylized culinary and lifestyle programming, publishing and merchandising, as head of Knight Enterprises, one of Canada’s most successful independent media production companies. Its award winning TV series include Cook Like a Chef, License to Grill, Edible Roadshow, and This Food That Wine, seen in more than 170 countries worldwide.

Gusto TV airs nationally on Bell TV (Channel #619), Bell Fibe (Channel #1619) and Eastlink (Channel #743). Additional television service providers will be announced in the coming weeks. 

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