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Can You Make the Cut? Or Will You Be Chopped?

Chopped is seeking dynamic and talented professional chefs and amateur cooks to compete in one of Food Network's most-popular shows.

We're cooking up a host of specials and casting outgoing and passionate professionals and amateurs for upcoming new episodes: 

  • America's Top Grillers
  • Fanatical Tailgaters 
  • Truck Stop Cooks
  • Twins
  • College Undergrads 
  • And more... 
Think you'd fit the bill? Apply online today: Chopped Casting

Calling All Bakers!

Food Network is scouring the country looking for the best and most-versatile bakers for the next installment of Holiday Baking Championship.

Are you a passionate and experienced baker? Do you love the holidays? Do you love to infuse holiday cheer into your cheesecakes, tarts, souffles and cookies? Are your ghost and goblin goodies a Halloween hit? If you think you have what it takes to outbake the competition, then this is the perfect show for you. 

In the Holiday Baking Championship showdown, bakers enter our kitchen for a fun baking battle with the chance to win a cash prize and become a baking champion.

Please email us today and include:

  • Your city/state in the subject line
  • Your name, phone number, email address and occupation in the body of the email
  • A photo of yourself and a few photos of your most-impressive baked goods
  • Lastly, tell us a bit about yourself and why you think you'd be perfect for the show.


Now Casting for Kids Baking Championship

Food Network is looking for the most-talented young bakers in the country!

Was your son or daughter born to bake? Is he or she between the ages of 8 and 13? If so, Kids Baking Championship is the perfect show for them to put their skills to the test. 

Parents*, please email us today and include:

  • Your city and state in the subject line 
  • Your name, your child's name, your phone number and your email address in the body of the email
  • A photo of you and your child, and a few photos of their most-impressive baked goods
  • Lastly, tell us a bit about your young baker and why you think he or she would be perfect for the show.

*Only submissions sent by parents will be accepted. 

Now Casting Taco Restaurants and Trucks

Cooking Channel’s Emmy-nominated series Taco Trip, hosted by Aarón Sánchez, is looking for the best tacos around the nation. Have you enjoyed the tastiest tacos at a food truck or restaurant? Whether they were gourmet, unique or authentic Mexican street tacos, we want to hear about them. 

Do you have a favorite taco spot? Click here and tell us about it!

Now Casting for The Great Food Truck Race

Food Network is seeking food truck teams to compete on the sixth season of the hit series The Great Food Truck Race. 

Are you a food truck owner wishing our show would feature established food trucks again? Do you run a food truck with your husband, sister, best friend or parents? Are you talented chefs and owners with huge personalities? Well, you’re in luck!

Chef and host Tyler Florence is searching for current food truck owners to travel across the country and compete for a big cash prize. You should be part of a fun and dynamic food truck team with a competitive spirit to embark on the journey of a lifetime.

If you're selected, you and your two teammates will embark on an epic, coast-to-coast culinary road trip to prove that you've got the best truck in the business. The stakes are high, so your team should include people you trust and know very well. You’ll build relationships, build your brand and hopefully outcook the competition. The last team standing wins the ultimate bragging rights and a big cash prize. 

If you are passionate about your food truck and are ready to take your skills on the road, then we need to hear from you today. 

To apply, please email us with the following information:

  • Your city and state in the subject line
  • Your name, age, phone number and the names of your proposed teammates
  • A photo of you and a photo of each of your proposed teammates
  • Your food truck's name and a photo of your food truck
  • A description of your truck's menu

Now Casting for Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off 

Does your child cook better than most adults? Food Network is looking for the country's most-talented kid chefs, ages 9 to 13.

Apply now at for the casting opportunity of a lifetime and a grand prize that will kick-start the career of one talented kid chef! 

Now Casting for Guy's Grocery Games

Food Network's hit show Guy's Grocery Games is casting for upcoming seasons and giving you the chance to win up to $20,000! This fast-paced culinary competition puts talented chefs and professional cooks to the test in the ultimate supermarket-themed showdown.

To navigate the aisles of this high-pressure competition, you’re going to need clever cooking solutions and supermarket savvy. From shopping on a budget to substituting out-of-stock ingredients, contestants will have to race against the clock to survive.

If you make your living in a professional kitchen and think you have what it takes to be the last chef standing, then Guy Fieri is ready to put you to the test!

To apply, please email us and provide:

  • Your city and state in the subject line
  • Your name, phone number and current title of occupation, plus a description of your culinary background
  • A recent photo of you, and three or four photos of dishes you have created
  • Why you think you have what it takes to win!

For more information, please visit

Now Casting Chefs for Beat Bobby Flay

Do you have what it takes to compete against Bobby Flay?

Do you have an iconic dish that could take him down?

To apply, please visit

Now Casting for Cutthroat Kitchen

Just how far is a chef willing to go to win a cooking competition? Cutthroat Kitchen hands four chefs each $25,000 and the opportunity to spend that money on helping themselves or sabotaging their competitors. Alton Brown, Embassy Row and the producer of Top Chef are seeking professional chefs with the talent, personality and appetite to compete for up to $25,000.

To apply online, visit Filming requires just two to three days' commitment if selected (subject to change). You must be a legal U.S. resident to be cast.

Mystery Diners: Now Casting

Is your restaurant or bar NOT living up to its full potential? Need help rooting out a problem? Then Mystery Diners wants to hear from YOU!

Food Network is currently seeking independently owned restaurants and bars in Miami, New Orleans, Dallas, Los Angeles, Boston, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Owners must have strong, outgoing personalities and be ready to get down to the root of their problems.

If you would like to nominate your restaurant or bar, please email us at:

Include the following in your email:

  • “RESTAURANT/BAR OWNER” in the subject line
  • Your full name and your phone number
  • The name and location of your restaurant or bar, the number of employees and the reason for submission
  • Photos of you and your restaurant or bar (inside and outside)

In order to be selected for Mystery Diners, you must own or work at the restaurant that you are filling out an application for.

Restaurant: Impossible

Hey, restaurateurs: Empty tables? Dishes tired? Chefs grouchy? Front of the house upside down? Let Robert Irvine's next mission be your restaurant's rescue. Food Network's impossibly clever, creative chef will work makeover magic — in time for dinner.

Apply Now

Tell Guy Where to Go

Do you have a favorite diner, drive-in or dive that Guy should visit? Send your suggestion now to: Don't forget to include your contact information!