Opening a restaurant? The Food Network wants to help
If you’re planning to open your first restaurant this year, the Dish found out something that might interested you. A Canadian TV production company is producing a show for the Food Network called The Opener, a new reality series in which Iron Chef and star of Restaurant Makeover, chef David Adjey, helps first-timers work toward a smashing debut.
“We’re looking for first-time owners opening between April and December of this year, “ says Janice Shatford, a researcher for the new series. “Our focus is fairly upscale, fine-ish dining with a dinner focus.”
While Frantic Films is conducting a nationwide search, Shatford says they’d welcome entries from the Charlottesville area. “If you know of a place, we’d like to hear about it,” she says.
Well, first-timers? What do you have to lose? You can contact the producers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-324-8537 ext. 331 or 324.