My Grandmother’s Ravioli – SERIES

Calling Grandmas and Grandpas who are great home cooks!  Mo Rocca (CBS Sunday Morning, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!) wants you to teach him your favorite and/or unique recipes.  

If you caught MY GRANDMOTHER’S RAVIOLI this winter on Cooking Channel, you know that Mo Rocca never had the opportunity to learn the secrets to his grandmother’s famous ravioli. In fact, he can’t really cook at all. This fall, he’ll remedy that with a whole season of the show.  And we’re on the lookout for grandparents to teach him a trick or two in the kitchen.

Do you think your grandmother or grandfather could teach Mo how to cook great food? We want to know!

We are looking for…

  • Grandmothers and Grandfathers
  • All ethnicities
  • 50 to 100 years old
  • Big personalities who cook wonderful food (professionals also welcome)
  • Real characters: warm, fun, outgoing, fiery, sweet or even curmudgeonly.
  • Interesting family histories and/or grandmotherly/grandfatherly advice.
  • Accents and English as a second language is not a problem.
  • New York Tri State Area preferred

Here’s how to apply:  Please email a recent photo and contact information (email, number, address) to

Include in the email why your grandparent would be good for the show. What is his or her specialty in the kitchen? How often does he or she cook for family and friends? Include his/her background in cooking, favorite dishes and any other anecdotes that speak to their culinary passion.

Production details below:

Non Union

1/2 hour episodes

Network: Cooking Channel

Producers:   Gideon Evans

Production Co: CBS Eye Productions

Casting:  EJ Casting

Casting : May – Aug

Shoots:  2 days (for each episode)  from June – late Oct

Location: New York Tri State Area (preferred)

Rate: $100 plus groceries  – complete buyout



  1. Hi, are you still looking for cast members of Asian descent? Please let me know. Thank you!

  2. Pastor Nissi says:

    Hi There My familyand friends have been after me for years to open a resturand or teach cooking so to my amaizement this sight poped up and I know we need some praying good cooking Grand Ma’s to bring real food to the table I can cook aand love doing it. Please contact me if you want to add some spicy juicy color to the pot! Ma ma D’s Kitchen I’ll cook for you when you don’t want too!
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