I'm a bit upset due to the amount of work I put into the audition tapes, but I also know that things happen for a reason. For instance, we are in talks for season 2 of Backyard BBQ Battle. We need to finalize some details.
The amount of feedback and comments that my co-host Bill Pudim and I have received in regards to the show is staggering. Eastlink must be pleased too if they are willing to go with a second season. We think this is a win for everyone. Eastlink gets some fun programming to air, and we get to do what we love.... cook!
I'll leave you with the out-takes from my Great Tastes of Canada audition video. Just to put it into context, I made 2 videos. The first was to be a contestant. The second was to be a judge as I had been asked to submit for both. Filming was done mostly alone (camera on a tripod) but Andrea was able to help with some parts as well. During the filming, both kids were here. Trying to film with kids in the background being kids was not easy. It didn't help that I wanted it to be perfect so I did many retakes. Either way, here are the bloopers. They are long (5 minutes) but at least fast forward to the last minute and watch Carter steal the show.