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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/state in the subject line 
  • Your name, your child's name, your phone number and your email address in the body of the email.
  • Include a photo of you and your child and a few pohtos 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 for American Diner Revival

Is your local diner in desperate need of a renovation? Would your community come together to save it?

Food Network's American Diner Revival is traveling the country to restore diners to their past glory! We're currently casting diners deserving of a free makeover. We want to hear your diner's story and how your customers and community are the best in the country.

Please email us to find out more about this opportunity and how your diner can be considered.

Now Casting 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:

**Please put your city/state in the email subject line.**

In the email body please provide your name, phone number, your current title of occupation, a description of your culinary background, a recent photo of you, 3-4 photos of dishes you have created and 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 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.

Now Casting Restaurants and Restaurant Owners

Is your restaurant one way and you think it should be another? Do you have partners, family or co-owners with differing visions for the restaurant? Maybe you are constantly back and forth with your family or longtime business partner about the way the restaurant should be run.

This is your chance to receive expert restaurant advice and a restaurant makeover!

If you are ready to make your restaurant a success, we want to hear from you.

To apply, please email us with the following: 

Phone number
Restaurant name and location
Name and job description of each person who has a significant role at the restaurant
Restaurant website
Current photo of those who own/work at the restaurant, photos of both the inside and outside of the restaurant
A short description of why you feel your restaurant is struggling and what you are hoping to change

For more information, please visit

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/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/bar please email us at:

Please put “RESTAURANT/BAR OWNER” in the subject line and include your FULL NAME, RESTAURANT/BAR NAME, LOCATION, REASON FOR SUBMISSION, NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES, PHOTOS OF YOU AND YOUR RESTAURANT/BAR (inside and out) and PHONE NUMBER. 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.

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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!