Attention chef-wannabes! The Food Network is hosting an open casting call for their show “24 Hour Restaurant Battle” in SF next Friday. The premise? “Dueling two-person teams of aspiring restaurateurs who have 24 hours to conceive, plan and open their own restaurants for one night.”

The tagline on the Food Network page reads: If you make restaurant quality meals at home and want to prove your culinary skills at the next level, 24 Hour Restaurant Battle is casting for Season 2.

Hm…sounds somewhat appealing, right? But wait, there’s more.

About the Show: 24 Hour Restaurant Battle features dueling two-person teams of aspiring restaurateurs who have 24 hours to conceive, plan and open their own restaurants for one night. On each team, one person handles front-of-house issues like decor, seating and service while the other manages back-of-house matters like menu planning, shopping and, of course, cooking. When the doors open, each restaurant serves a discerning group of diners, along with Scott and a rotating panel of judges representing three areas of expertise: restaurant marketer, restaurant reviewer and restaurant investor. Based on the restaurant’s concept, execution and viability, the judges choose a winning team to receive $10,000 seed money toward realizing their dream.”

The casting call is next Friday. For more details, check out the 411 from Eater SF.

On another note…Is it just me or does host Scott Conant look like a dude walking the pier on the Jersey Shore?