In reviewing the information you provide as part of the screening process, all relevant circumstances will be considered.
PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY BEFORE COMPLETING THIS APPLICATION.
Please do not leave any questions unanswered. If a question does not apply, please write "N/A" as a response.
SECTION 1: GENERAL INFORMATION
First Name *
Last Name *
Home Address: *
Which of the following open call cities are you located closest to? *
Home Phone Number: *
Mobile Phone Number: *
Work Phone Number: *
Email Address: *
Personal or business website, social media account (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.) *
Birth Date: *
Please upload a photo of yourself.
Please upload your resume. (If completing this application on phone or tablet, please skip this question and email resume directly to email@example.com with "Full Name - Resume" in the subject header.)
Are you a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States? *
If not, list your current residency status: *
Current relationship status: *
If "other," please explain:
How long? *
Do you have any children? *
If yes, list their names and ages: *
How did you hear about the show? *
Would you be able to leave your everyday commitments for up to five (5) weeks between October/November 2014 or November/December 2014? *
Would you be able to be away from your home and job for an extended period of time? *
Have you ever auditioned for or appeared on any other reality show? *
If yes, which one(s) and when? *
Have you ever appeared in any television programs, films, webisodes, radio, commercials, stage, or advertisements of any kind, whether they aired or not? *
If yes, please provide details: *
What is your highest level of education? *
High School - Name of School: *
High School - Degree: *
College - Name of School: *
College - Degree: *
Master's - Name of School: *
Master's - Degree: *
Other - Name of School: *
Other - Degree: *
Have you attended culinary or any type of cooking school? *
If yes, name of school: *
If yes, dates attended: *
If yes, did you graduate? *
If yes, year of graduation: *
If yes, curriculum completed: *
If yes, type of degree earned: *
SECTION 2: EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
How long have you been working in the culinary field? *
Do you own a business? *
If yes, what kind? *
Have you ever owned a restaurant? *
If yes, please list details of dates owned, type of cuisine, and current status of restaurant? *
Have you ever worked on the line? *
If yes, in what capacity and for how long? *
List your current employer and occupation:
Current Employer: *
Current Employer - Job Title: *
Current Employer - Job description: *
If you current job is in a restaurant, describe the restaurant (fine dining, bistro, buffet, fast food, breakfast only, or other): *
What is the average cost of an entree? *
How large is the dining room and how many covers does the kitchen service on a Friday night? *
What is your annual salary? *
How long have you been at this job? *
Do you enjoy your current job? *
Describe why or why not: *
Tell us about your last 2 culinary jobs:
Employer 1: *
Employer 1 - Job Title: *
Employer 1 - Job description: *
Employer 1 - Describe the restaurant (fine dining, bistro, buffet, fast food, breakfast only, or other): *
Employer 1 - What is the average cost for an entree? *
Employer 1 - Dates of Employment (as specific as possible): *
Employer 1 - Reason for leaving the job: *
Employer 2: *
Employer 2 - Job Title: *
Employer 2 - Job Description: *
Employer 2 - Describe the restaurant (fine dining, bistro, buffet, fast food, breakfast only, or other): *
Employer 2 - What is the average cost for an entree? *
Employer 2 - Dates of Employment (as specific as possible): *
Employer 2 - Reason for leaving the job: *
What would your dream job be and why? *
SECTION 3: PERSONALITY
Describe your personality: *
What is something that someone would be surprised to learn about you? *
List a few hobbies, interests, activities, or sports you enjoy doing: *
What are you most passionate about in life? *
What is the accomplishment of which you are most proud? *
Do you have any special talents? If so, what are they? *
Describe personality traits that annoy you in other people: *
What personal strengths do you like most about yourself? *
What personal weaknesses do you least like about yourself? *
List a few of your pet peeves: *
Do you consider yourself a competitive person? *
Why or why not? Give examples. *
What does pressure mean to you? *
Describe your style of work and you you perform on a deadline: *
How do you react to criticism? *
Who are your role models or heroes and why? *
Describe your relationship with your parents and/or siblings: *
Explain the most life-changing event you have been through: *
SECTION 4: EPICUREAN
When it comes to food, what is more important: the taste or presentation? *
Rate your cooking skills on a scale of 1-5 (5 being the best): *
What cooking utensil can you not live without? *
Do you own cookbooks? *
If yes, do you use them? *
List three signature dishes you love to cook:
Signature Dish 1: *
Signature Dish 2: *
Signature Dish 3: *
What are your strengths in the kitchen? *
What are your weaknesses in the kitchen? *
Who is the greatest influence on your cooking, and why? *
Do you have a favorite chef? If so, list who and why. *
Who has been your favorite Hell's Kitchen contestant and why? *
What is your motivation for wanting to compete in Hell's Kitchen? *
Describe your feelings about Chef Gordon Ramsay: *
What is your ultimate culinary dream? *
REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY
1. I am at least twenty-one (21) years of age and a legal U.S. citizen or permanent legal U.S. resident. Please provide a copy of government-issued ID.
2. I have disclosed, below, to the best of my knowledge, anyone I know who is now, or has been in the past two (2) years, an officer, director, employee, agent or representative of:
(a) Upper Ground Enterprises, Inc., A. Smith & Co., Fox Broadcasting Company or any of their respective licensees, assigns, parent, subsidiary and affiliated entitles (e.g., ITV Studios, Inc.), or affiliated or subsidiary companies, or any division or agent of any of them;
(b) Any television station or channel, cable network, or satellite network that may air the Program;
(c) Any person or entity involved in the development, production, distribution or other exploitation of the Program or any variation thereof;
(d) Any sponsor of the Program or its advertising agency;
(e) Any person or entity supplying prizes or other services to the Program.
List of items pertaining to Question 2 above: *
3. Neither I nor any member of my immediate family or anyone living in my household is currently or has been within the past two (2) years an employee, officer, director, agent or representative of any of the following:
(a) Upper Ground Enterprises, Inc., A. Smith & Co., ITV Studios, Inc., Fox Broadcasting Company or any television station owned and operated by Fox.
(b) Any person or entity involved in the development, production, distribution or other exploitation of the Program or any variation thereof;
(c) Any sponsor of the Program or its advertising agency;
(d) Any person or entity supplying services or prizes to the Program.
Producers reserve the right to render ineligible any person whom Producers determine, in their sole discretion, is sufficiently connected with the production, administration, judging, or distribution of the Program such that his or her participation in the Program could create the appearance of impropriety.
4. I am not a candidate for public office and will not become a candidate until one (1) year after the initial broadcast of any episode(s) of the Program in which I appear.
5. I have not appeared as a participant on more than two (2) other television game or contest shows within the last five (5) years from the tape date of the episode(s) in which I may have appeared. In addition, I have not appeared as a participant on more than one (1) television game or contest show within the past twelve (12) months from the tape date of the episode(s) in which I may have appeared (regardless of whether such appearance has been broadcast or cablecast).
6. If I am selected to participate in the selection process or Program, I acknowledge that I will be required to sign all waivers and release agreements in connection with participating in the Program.
7. If I am selected to participate, I will be exclusively available to Producers in Los Angeles or elsewhere for the participant selection process. If I am selected to participate in the program, I will need to be exclusively available to Producers for approximately 6 weeks for taping of the Program and if necessary any follow-up at Producers’ discretion.
8. Being chosen to interview at any level will not ensure that I will be selected to continue through the selection process. Producers reserve the right to disqualify or exclude, at their sole discretion, any individual from the interview and selection process at any time. Producers also reserve the right to change the rules and procedures at any time.
List of show(s), if any: *
PRINT NAME: *
I hereby acknowledge that I have read and I meet the Requirements for Eligibility. I hereby certify that all statements made in this application are true and complete. I understand that if any of the disclosures made by me on this application are false, this will be cause for disqualification of my consideration for this production.
I further acknowledge and agree that this Casting Application, Application Release and any other form and any other materials (including, but not limited to, photographs, audiotapes, videotapes, and other recordings) which I have submitted or will submit to Upper Ground Enterprises, Inc., and written materials photographs, audiotapes, videotapes and other recordings taken by Upper Ground Enterprises, Inc. (all of which shall hereinafter be referred to as “Materials”) will become the sole and exclusive property of Upper Ground Enterprises, Inc. and will not be returned to me. I understand that as the owners of the Materials, Upper Ground Enterprises, Inc., shall have the right to edit, distribute and exploit the Materials in any manner in their sole discretion, including the right to exploit the Materials in this or any other production in all media now known or hereafter created, worldwide in perpetuity, but shall have no obligation to do so. By signing below, I grant to Upper Ground Enterprises, Inc. the right to use the Materials, including but not limited to, any biographical information contained in this application, my home video or other recorded interviews, and to record, use, and publicize all the Materials, including home videotape or other recorded interviews, my voice, actions, likeness and appearance in any manner in connection with this or any other production, in all media now known or hereafter created, worldwide in perpetuity.
I hereby release and indemnify Upper Ground Enterprises, Inc., A. Smith & Co., ITV Studios, Inc., and Fox Broadcasting Company and all of their respective licensees, assigns, successors, parents, affiliated and subsidiary companies, divisions, and joint ventures as well as their employees, officers, directors and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all claims or demands of every kind that I or any third party may now or hereafter have against the Released Parties in connection with my application to appear in the production and the exploitation of any and all of the Materials, including all the materials I have submitted in connection therewith, or any exercise by any or all of the Released Parties of any of the rights I am granting hereunder, or any other matter contained herein, including, but not limited to, any claims for defamation, violation of rights of privacy and/or publicity, negligence, and/or intentional infliction of emotional distress.
In connection with the foregoing releases, I hereby expressly waive any and all rights and benefits conferred by the provisions of Section 1542 of the California Civil Code or by any similar law or provision of any jurisdiction throughout the world. Section 1542 reads as follows:
“A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER, MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
I agree to keep in strictest confidence and to not use or disclose to any party any information or trade secrets obtained or learned as a result of this Casting Application, questionnaires, selection process or participation in the program (as applicable), including, without limitation, any information concerning or relating to the program, the events contained in the program, Upper Ground Enterprises, Inc.’s or the network’s contestant selection and production activities relating to the program or the outcome of these activities that I read, hear or otherwise acquire or learn in connection with or as a result of this application, questionnaires, selection process or participation in the program (as applicable) (collectively, the “Confidential Information and Materials”) regardless of whether an episode of the program has been exhibited which may include some or all of the Confidential Information and Materials, without the express prior written consent of a duly authorized representative of Upper Ground Enterprises, Inc.
This Application Release may not be altered except in writing with permission of Upper Ground Enterprises, Inc.. This Application Release shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. In no event will I be entitled to rescind this Application Release or to seek injunctive or any other equitable relief, or any award of punitive damages. I have been given ample opportunity to read and I have carefully read this entire Application Release. I certify that I fully understand the contents of this Application Release, that I am of sound mind and that I intend tobe legally bound by this Application Release.
Electronic Signature: *
Print Name: *
Phone Number: *