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Are You A Grandmother Who LOVES To Cook? Food Network Wants You!

Love to cook? The Food Network is on the hunt for grandmothers to battle it our in a fun cooking throw down. They are now casting dynamic grandmas with culinary chops for Food Networks’s “Clash of the GRANDMAS.”

From tasty entrees to delectable desserts, they are looking for the best dishes by everyone’s favorite cooks — GRANDmothers!

If you have the wit of Betty White and the skills of Betty Crocker, this is your chance to prove that your favorite recipes can stand the test of time!

Do you have a grandma to nominate? Are you a grandma who LOVES to cook? 

To nominate a grandma that you know or to apply for the show, email grandmothercasting@leg-corp.com with location (city, state) in the subject line and include the following:

1.) your and/or your nominee’s name,

2.) contact info for you and/or nominee (phone number, email address),

3.) your or nominee’s occupation (or former occupation, if retired),

4.) your or nominee’s location (city/state),

5.) and describe your or your nominee’s cooking or chef experience, cooking style, signature dishes and why you believe that you or your nominee would be perfect for this show!

6.) attach photos of you/nominated grandma (including photos with the kids and/or grandkids and photos of her food if possible)

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“Clash of the Grandmas” winner Anne Leonard, instructor at the New Orleans School of Cooking.

As reported in The Times-Picayune, yet another New Orleanian has proven the superiority of the city’s cooks on national television. Anne Leonard, an instructor at the New Orleans School of Cooking, took home the $10,000 top prize on the Wednesday (Nov. 18) “Thanksgiving Throw Down” episode of “Clash of the Grandmas” on the Food Network.The camaraderie among the women was really wonderful,” Leonard said in a press release. “Overall, it was an incredible experience.”

Leonard went through four rounds on the show, competing against four other grandmothers in making the best Thanksgiving meal. Her winning dish was Apple Pie Bread Pudding.

A portion of her winnings will be donated to a girls’ home in Haiti, Shelby’s House, established in 2013 in memory of her granddaughter Shelby, who died from lymphoma at age 15.



Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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