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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!

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 All-Star Academy Season 2

Once again, our top celebrity chefs are scouring the nation in search of the best home cooks out there. You’ve watched them on TV, bought their cookbooks, and tested out their recipes at home. This is your chance to be mentored by a culinary icon. Outlast your competitors in this high-stakes cooking competition, and you could go home with bragging rights and $50,000! 

Are you an amazing home cook? Do your friends beg to be invited to your dinner parties? And then beg you for all of your recipes? Do you love to talk about flavor profiles and favorite cooking utensils to anyone who will listen? 

If you are a Food Network fanatic and a truly skilled home cook who prepares elevated dishes completely from scratch, this is your chance to apply to All-Star Academy. Maybe you abandoned your dreams of culinary school to take care of your family. Maybe you have racked up a collection of state fair blue ribbons, taken home the trophy at a cooking competition, or earned local celebrity for your food. Whatever your story, we'd love to hear it!

To apply, please email us here and be sure to include:

  • Your city and state in the subject line of the email
  • Your name, phone number, current occupation in the body of the email
  • A recent photo of yourself
  • A description of your cooking skills, at least 4 photos of dishes you have created, and why you think you have what it takes to win All-Star Academy

Amateur home cooks only, please. To be considered, you must have never graduated from culinary school or worked extensively in a professional kitchen to be considered.

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, this is the perfect show for you!

In Spring Baking Championship, bakers battle it out for a 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.

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.

  • Singles Who Are Ready to Mingle: We're seeking amateur cooks from the New York tri-state area who are on the prowl for a significant other, have a passion for cooking and seek the same in a partner. 
  • America's Top Grillers
  • Fanatical Tailgaters 
  • 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 www.JSCasting.com for the casting opportunity of a lifetime and a grand prize that will kick-start the career of one talented kid chef! 

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.

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: mysterydiners@tgroupmail.com.

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: storyideas@tripledinfo.com. Don't forget to include your contact information!