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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 also cooking up a host of specials and casting outgoing and passionate contestants for upcoming new episodes themed to:

  • Grandmas 
  • Diner Cooks
  • Amateur Tailgaters 
  • Newlywed Couples
  • And more ... 
 
Think you'd fit the bill? Apply online today: Chopped Casting

Now Casting for Christmas Cookie Challenge

If cookies are your calling, this is the show for you! We are looking for the most-skilled kings and queens of the cookie world who are ready to battle it out to find out once and for all whose cookies take the cake.

If you think you have what it takes to conquer a cookie competition, apply online: Christmas Cookie Challenge Casting

Now Casting for Worst Cooks in America

Are you — or is someone you know — the worst home cook to ever step foot in a kitchen? Do you wish you could turn your dinnertime disaster into a delicious dish?

Food Network stars Rachael Ray and Anne Burrell lead teams of recruits through a culinary boot camp. At the end, the most improved will earn $25,000!

To nominate yourself or someone you know, apply online: Worst Cooks Casting

Now Casting for Worst Bakers in America

Are you outlawed from your own oven? Has your family banned you from baking? Do you wish you could turn your cake fails into pastry perfection?

The team behind Worst Cooks in America is about to take bad to a whole new level with Worst Bakers in America. Two teams of baking-challenged recruits battle it out through a high-stakes baking boot camp and a series of baking challenges for the chance to be the best of the worst.

The recruit with the most impressive transformation will receive $25,000!

To nominate yourself or someone you know, apply online: Worst Bakers Casting

Calling All Bakers and Pastry Chefs

Do you love the holidays? Do you passionately infuse holiday cheer into your cheesecakes, tarts, soufflés and cookies? Are your ghost and goblin goodies a Halloween hit?

We are scouring the country looking for the best, most-versatile bakers and pastry chefs for upcoming Baking Championships!

Now Casting for Halloween Baking Championship

Holiday and Halloween Baking Championships are major TV showdowns in which versatile bakers and pastry chefs enter the kitchen for a fun baking battle and the chance to win a cash prize and be crowned a baking champion. If you think you have what it takes to outbake the competition, we want to hear from you. 

Apply today at bakingchampionship.com.

Now Casting for Chopped Junior

Does your kid or teen have the culinary skills of a professional chef? We are searching for young culinary masterminds between the ages of 9 and 15 who have what it takes to compete on Chopped.

Apply now at jscasting.com.

 

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 must 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 online or get more information, please visit us here. If you're selected, filming requires three to four days of commitment (though may be subject to change). You must be a legal U.S. resident to be cast.

Now Casting for Halloween Wars

Calling all pumpkin carvers, cake makers and sugar artists! Food Network’s Halloween Wars is getting ready to shoot a new season.

Fright nights are back as teams of ghouls and goblins compete for a chance to win a share of $50,000. Don’t be afraid of this war. Come ready to put your name among the ranks of Halloween Wars champions!

To submit an application for yourself or someone you think should appear on the next season of Halloween Wars, please email us with the following:

  • Your name, age and phone number
  • The city and state where you are located
  • A photo of you, and five photos of your best-ever work. (Photos of Halloween or “scary-themed” creations are preferred.)
  • A short paragraph telling us why you should be chosen to compete on Halloween Wars

Now Casting for Cake Wars

We’re seeking the most dynamic and talented cake bakers and decorators for the upcoming new season of Cake Wars!

This new hit series gives professional cake makers the chance to showcase their skills decorating earth-shattering cakes and battle it out for $10,000. If you’re ready to cut, carve, bake and frost your way to $10,000, then it’s time to enter this war and show us that you have what it takes to create some of the largest, most-lifelike cakes we’ve ever seen.

To submit an application for yourself or someone you think should appear on the next season of Cake Wars, please email us with the following:

  • Your name, age and phone number
  • The city and state where you are located
  • A photo of yourself, and five photos of your best-ever cakes
  • A short paragraph telling us why you should be chosen to compete on Cake Wars

Now Casting the Best and Most-Versatile Bakers

Are you a passionate and experienced baker? Are you ready to make amazing fresh fruit tarts, delectable morning muffins and spring's best cakes and cookies? If you have what it takes to outbake the competition, then Spring Baking Championship is the show for you.

Apply today at bakingchampionship.com.

Now Casting for Kids Baking Championship

Was your son or daughter born to bake? Is he or she between the ages of 8 and 13? If so, Food Network is looking for the most-talented young bakers in the country!

Parents*, please apply today at bakingchampionship.com. (*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 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 www.JSCasting.com

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 www.cutthroatkitchencasting.com. Filming requires just two to three days' commitment if selected (subject to change). You must be a legal U.S. resident to be cast.

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 funky spot serving righteous food that Guy just has to try? Send your suggestion now to: storyideas@tripledinfo.com. Don't forget to include your contact information!