Will Work For Food premieres Monday, January 19th at 8:30 pm ET on the Food Network.
Interview with Adam GertlerHow did Will Work For Food come about?
ADAM: I got very lucky. The best way to say it is, in the final episode (Next Food Network Star) and the Food Network thought I would be a good match for a different kind of show that they had in mind. Will Work For Food is something totally different for the Food Network and I think they thought I was a different sort of guy. And there you go, I got offered this incredible gig. I think they basically thought for a show like this you want someone that can entertain an audience and be really passionate about working in food.
Every job I've had since I was fifteen years old has been in the food world. So like working at Dunkin Donuts to waiting tables at Bennigan's to short order cook, camp cook....I just love food jobs. Most of the food jobs I've had have been your more typical food jobs. On Will Work For Food I do some really out there, unique food jobs.
This is not the type of show that every day would be a routine for me. Traveling to a different part of the country all the time and I'm like showing up for the first day of work every time in a different location and there happens to be a camera crew there. And instead of talking to your best friend, you're talking to a camera. I think it's really awesome. I think people are really going to dig it. I would watch it.