January 20, 2010
Kid-focused cooking show seeks stars

Calling all parents of pint-size Emeril emulators - your child could be the star of a new PBS cooking show for kids.

"Hey Kids, Let's Cook!" will be holding an open audition on Jan. 30 in Elk Grove.

Producers are looking for one or two children, ages 6 to 9 years old, from the Sacramento region to star in the show's fifth season, Kathy Powers, the show's host and producer, wrote in an e-mail to The Bee.

A parent or guardian must accompany the child to the audition. No additional materials are required for the audition.

Cast members are required to travel to Fresno for filming, however.

The show, which airs on KVIE in Sacramento, provides cooking instruction in an entertaining format while also highlighting nutrition.

"Focusing on nutrition in conjunction with preparation techniques, the show gives kids the tools, and the know-how to eat properly, and challenges them to do it themselves," Powers said.

The audition will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 30 at Save-Mart Supermarket, 7707 Laguna Blvd., Elk Grove. Save-Mart is the show's corporate sponsor.

Free activities, including story time and food demonstrations, also will be provided courtesy of Save-Mart.

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