Have you ever wanted to compete on Food Network’s “Chopped” and see what food creations you can make of interesting ingredients? If so, we have the event for you!

St. Susan Center in Jamestown, NY has partnered with Channel 716 and WNY News Now for a special TV fundraiser: ‘So, You Think You Can Cook?’

This series of cooking competitions will be held on Feb. 25, 2023, March 4, 2023, and March 11, 2023 at the Center to raise funds to help us keep our doors open to anyone needing a hot healthy meal. Three different chefs will compete on each of the three nights, creating an appetizer and an entrée in front of three judges and the attendees of the cooking competition. The mystery ingredients for the two rounds will include items from St. Susan Center’s kitchen, as well as well-known local ingredients.

In order to compete in this charity event, St. Susan Center is seeking nine chefs from the surrounding area. Each of these nine chefs will compete in one of the three competitions. During each of the three competitions, three chefs will go head-to-head, creating an appetizer within 30 minutes, using mystery ingredients given to them by St. Susan Center. After the appetizers have been judged, the three chefs will then go on to create an entrée within 30 minutes, once again using mystery ingredients. A winner will be awarded at the end of each night of competition.

Chef Application

Application for chefs to participate in 'So, You Think You Can Cook?'
If a home cook, please enter 'home cook.'
Perffered Compeiton Date(Required)
Chefs must arrive to the St. Susan Center at 5 p.m. for check in and pre-show interviews. The competition starts at 6 p.m.

Each competition will be produced into an hour long streaming show on Channel 716 on Roku TV and WNY News Now. 100% of advertising proceeds will be donated to the St. Susan Center to help us continue our mission providing a hot healthy meal to anyone in need. Businesses are encouraged to purchase the following advertising spots.


15-second spot
($250) donation

30-second spot
($350) donation

60-second spot
($450) donation

Broadcast commercials will run twice per episode for a total of three times during the series. Ads must be submitted in a MP4 format. Our team can produce client spots for a $150 one-time charge.


10-second mention
($150) donation

Mention sponsorships will run twice per episode for a total of three times during the series. Clients must submit an HD logo. The company’s name, slogan and contact info will be mentioned during the episode.

To purchase advertising, please contact Justin Gould via email at jgould@WNYNewsNow.com or via telephone at (716) 488-7226 option 2.

About Channel 716 & WNY News Now

Channel 716 and WNY News Now is a locally owned and operated media publisher based in Jamestown, New York. Founded in 2016, and supported by community advertisers, we operate WNYNewsNow.com, the WNY News Now mobile app, and Channel 716 on Roku. We are partnered with Lilly Broadcasting and carry news reports on both television and radio stations in WNY and Northwestern Pennsylvania. Learn more online at WNYNewsNow.com.