Calling All Home Cooks: Are You America’s Best Amateur Chef?

by in Community, Shows, October 9th, 2013

Now Casting for a New Food Network ShowThere’s one in seemingly every family: That guy or gal who’s known unofficially as the “chef” and is constantly called upon to bake relatives’ birthday cakes, cater impromptu gatherings, host holiday suppers and bring the featured recipe to a potluck. They’re passionate about spending time in the kitchen, look forward to experimenting with new recipes, flavors and ingredients, and they’re unapologetic Food Network fanatics. If this sounds like you, then Food Network wants to hear from you.

The network is currently casting for a brand-new upcoming series that will show off the cooking chops of amateur chefs from around the country. But to be successful on the new show, it won’t be enough to simply follow a recipe. Home cooks must work alongside favorite Food Network stars, and together these regional teams will face off against one another in a series of fierce culinary competitions. At the end of the contest, a single amateur chef will ultimately be named America’s best home cook, earning coast-to-coast bragging rights and a generous cash prize.

There are two ways to apply for the show:

1. Send an email. To be considered, please include your city and state in the subject line of the email. In the body, please include your name, phone number and current occupation, plus a description of your cooking skills, a recent photo, a few photos of dishes you have created and an explanation of why you think you have what it takes to win.

2. Attend an open casting call at one the below locations. To be considered, please bring with you a prepared savory dish.

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
9:00am – 2:00pm
The Wooden Spoon
5047 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
10:00am – 4:00pm
Fairview Farms
3314 N. Central Expressway, Suite 100
Plano, TX 75074

San Francisco
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
Details TBD

New York City
Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013
Details TBD

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Comments (24)

  1. TasteItAustin says:

    Hi there! Missed the Oct. 12 auditions. Can you please pass along the deadline date to submit a video?

  2. almostfittoeat says:

    How were the open call auditions in the various cities? Particularly were there many people? Any experiences to share? The closest city to me was SF which was too far.

  3. claudia says:

    does anybody read this? apparently I made the first cut with the casting agency and now i have to wait to get a call from production to see if i am in or not. how long does it take before they call?

    • waiting... says:

      claudia, i too made the cuts, had skype interviews, had phone questionnaires and even filled out background check paper work. after that i had another q+a session, they said i passed and they'd be in touch. that was a week ago. have you heard anymore?

    • claudia krevat says:

      Didn't make it….did any of you???

      • Diana Gopen says:

        Well I just got a mass e mail saying thank you for being part of the show! I did not even make it past the background check and then was told that I would get a phone call by the end of the week letting me know yes or no. Then the e mail, then an apology oops sorry you were on my cast list, thought you made it…..
        thats show biz

  4. Tim says:

    Got an email from casting agency in LA, had seen my blog, wanted me to call them. I called next day, talked to them 4 times, interviewed over the phone, send pics, and a video. Was told, now that video was uploaded just relax and we'll call. That was about 4 months ago. Called twice left messages, emailed. No word. Guess they'll call if they want me.

  5. jennifer green says:

    Where do you email them plz. Can I get their email addresses.

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