PORTLAND — Patterson Family Chocolates is in the running to be a focus of a new Food Network reality TV show focusing on chocolate makers.

Company founder Ed Patterson said this week he was contacted by Food Network about being part of the show and is in the process of putting together an audition tape. Patterson said the show will be called “The Sweet Life.”

Patterson said his company’s use of social media and its loyal customer base were among the things that attracted the Food Network. For more information go to www.pattersonchocolates.com