"We just want to give a person — a real person, not a chef or somebody specially
trained to do this for a living — a shot at showing everybody their personality
and how much fun you can have with food," Ray, 39, said in a telephone interview
Wednesday with The Associated Press.
Winner of the contest, which will be anounced in late November will win the opportunity to co-host with Rachael on her show for a day, in addition to receiving training at the US Culinary Institute. They'll also get one of their recipes printed in Ray's magazine.
Contest rules are posted on Ray's Web site. The deadline for entries is Oct. 3.