Now Casting: Food Network Star, Season 10

by in Community, September 26, 2013

Food Network Star, Season 10 CastingGuy Fieri, Justin Warner and Damaris Phillips. These three Food Network chefs weren't born into stardom; it took a journey from fandom to fierce competition on Food Network Star to turn their passion for food and people into a career and to ultimately help them break into the world of television. If you've ever found yourself at home wondering how you, too, could end up on Food Network, the time has come for you to prove your star power.

Food Network is currently casting Season 10 of Food Network Star, but before you can show off your cooking chops to the mentors and dazzle the network with your camera-ready personality, you have to begin the application process. Check the official casting website to download an application and to complete instructions on how to apply, and consider visiting one of the open casting calls (listed after the jump) in a city near you.

New York City
Date: Oct. 7, 2013
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Galway Pub
7 E. 36th St.
New York, NY 10016

San Antonio
Date: Oct. 14, 2013
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Hyatt Regency
123 Losoya St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

San Francisco
Date: Oct. 19, 2013
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: The Westin San Francisco Market St.
50 Third St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

Date: Oct. 26, 2013
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Hilton Providence
21 Atwells Ave.
Providence, RI 02903

Los Angeles
Date: Nov. 2, 2013
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: The L.A. Hotel Downtown
333 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Date: Nov. 16, 2013
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: The Westin Michigan Ave.
909 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

New Orleans
Date: Nov. 12, 2013
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: W New Orleans
333 Poydras St.
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Comments (47)

  1. Crouton40 says:

    My 2 cents. Just "thinking out loud" a bit about next Season 10...
    1. Better to not have teams. Everyone against everyone is better. If teams, then losers will just say: "but I woulda done better if only I coulda had this or that mentor." Mentors/judges can/will help all contenders. Better to have their own individual effort/talent win it for them, and *not* because they got "rescued" by how well the rest of the team did.
    2. NO pitch-room at all. You can say who this weeks bottom three are, and then say which of that three goes home, but no "pleading before the judges."
    3. NO dials-of-Doom. Too arbitrary just turning a knob. What is better, is to have a quick 20-second input from a viewer..i,e,,"i think this--and the reason why is" a Bobby Flay throwdown comment is better.
    4. Dont emphasize camera-presence quite so much, so early. FIRST 4 or 5 people should be going home over bad Food, rather than bad camera which may improve. Viet shoulda lasted longer in season 9.
    5. On the other hand, after someone has lost and been on the very bottom twice ...any more than that, and I dont think they should be a "Star". Anyone can have a bad day, once. Maybe twice max. But keeping people longer than that. Many viewers felt that people like Rodney, Vic Vegas and some others, were given too many chances, while Viet and Emily Ellyn shoulda had more.
    GOOD News!---season NINE, was much better than season 8, largely for following some widely-held viewer feedback.
    6. It really is about the food. Taste is King! So make food that people will want to eat--and don't try to convince them that combining odd things out of a Chopped basket is "the wave of the future." It isn't.
    Ahh, season TEN. Who knows, what fresh Adventures await...?

    • Crouton40 says:

      7. NO Salvation, either. Drop that altogether. I don't think anyone was in favor of that. When they're gone, they're gone--but-- try to make sure that someone 4 times worse isn't still left, over who got sent home.

      • Crouton40 says:

        Speaking of being sent home, maybe a good idea for season 10 is: dont send anyone home during the first 2 episodes and then on episode 3, have a triple elimination. This gives everyone more of a chance in the beginning and then when they are "let go" it will be based on seeing them 3 times. Then, one each show after that.
        AND- during all shows, DO give all cooks the SAME ingredients to cook with in all challenges. Audience see's this immediately and will very likely cry foul that so-n-so had it too easy or too hard. The more of a level-playing-field things can be, the better. Starting with 12 people like last year was perfect.

  2. Tallulah73 says:

    Please, please, PLEASE cast a little lady named Alicia Corbett from Austin, TX!!! She is the most amazing cook that grew up in a typical meat eating Texas family and learned how to make EVERYONE happy with delicious vegetarian dishes!!! She's also got a spicy personality and won't disappoint.

  3. Chadwick says:

    I second casting Alicia Corbett from Austin! Small world!!! I first had her delicious food when she used to trade me dinner for guitar lessons! Since then, I try to weasel my way into all of her dinner parties because who doesn't want to be around good people and good food!

    • Epic Fail says:

      Sounds like she should skip being a contestant and go straight to being a host. She could start with this show.

      • Chef Monica says:

        God, how boring. Just to watch a show to see a host. Cook! Don't announce.
        I hope she has real ability.
        One of the most (the word disgusting comes to mind) things on TV is the person who is always the host/judge and NEVER in-the-trenches, or sticking their own neck out or never having to compete themselves. Nnnoooo respect for anyone like that. You can be a judge, but only if you've done it yourself, and recently. Respect is earned. I don't watch any show just to listen to some know-it-all yappy announcer who won't shut up.

  4. April says:

    OMG... Alicia Corbett should definitely be a contender! It's no surprise that she's from Austin as Austin has some amazing culinary talents that include Alicia.

  5. dino says:

    I will continue the Alicia Corbett rah rah and fwiw, it is coming from a diehard paleo/primal eater. Excellent creativity and flavor in her meals with excellent cocktails pairings!!!! Combine all that with a genuine personality and a direct/no BS communication style, and you have a winner!

  6. Georgia says:

    It would be so great to see a vegetarian featured this season! Alicia Corbett is an amazingly talented home chef and she's hilarious to boot. She's super-creative and extremely passionate about creating delicious food that will fill up your belly and make you feel good about what you're eating. Come on, Food Network - y'all need some veg on your show! Alicia's your girl.

  7. EdnaEarl says:

    I am a born & raised Lone Star state carnivore...veggies alone just wouldn't cut it! Unitl I was invited to try out a vegetarian meal whipped up by Alicia Corbett-"Don't Freak Out, a Vegetarian is Coming to Dinner!" Not only was everything AMAZING-my fav was the olive walnut tapenade with endive, holy cow!-but she has some serious attitude to go along with it! I'm not a big foodie, but she would be the one to convert me!

  8. TRICHEF says:

    as a fellow chef that auditioned from Austin (in San Antonio) I didn't think we were allowed to harp about ourselves...the audition process should be what it was and see what happens from there. just my thought as I await the decision to be of luck to all.

  9. guest says:

    Good Luck to all and may they be experts at what they each do. I cringe that things may degenerate online to a near holy war of vegetarianism. While healthy eating is good, the public soundly rejects the fitness, healthy or vegetarian cooks year after year. Last year Andre was defeated very early. Before him, Christi Schoen was the very first one to be eliminated in her season and still others before her. This never works. Perhaps Food Network should just have one vegetarian winner so we can all get it out of our system and move on. Then again, why bother if it's already been rejected 3 or 4 times? People don't want salt, chocolate and butter every day but they don't want tofu, soy, asparagus and zuchinni, either.

  10. guest says:

    226 Facebook Likes on this thread/discussion. Compare that to next 5 threads below. Not too shabby.