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Guy's Big Project

Who Guy is looking for: home cooks, food bloggers, professional chefs, restaurant owners, Food Network fanatics, people who love food and eating.

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Guy wants to turn someone's dream show into a reality. If you are an energetic personality with a passion for exploring and are ready to travel while sharing the whole world of food with an audience, apply now.

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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.

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We're also cooking up a host of specials and casting outgoing and passionate contestants for upcoming new episodes themed to: food truck cooks, bakers, father-child duos, grillmasters and more.

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Calling All Food Truck Wannabes!

We are currently searching for passionate chefs and cooks to compete for the chance to own and operate their very first food truck. If selected, you and two teammates of your choice will embark on an epic culinary road trip to convince Americans that you have what it takes to make it in the food truck business! The last team standing wins a big cash prize to help start their own food truck business!

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To apply, please send us an email with your name, age, phone number, photo, proposed teammates (and their photos), description of your culinary background, and the idea for your food truck! Food truck newbies only, please! You must have never owned/run your own food truck to be considered.

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Kids BBQ Championship

Is your son or daughter an up-and-coming grill master? We're looking for young grillers who have what it takes to compete for the chance to become the next Kids BBQ Champion!

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If you think your child can smoke the competition, apply now!

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The New Season of Food Network Star!

Do you have what it takes to be a star on Food Network? We are in search of those with a creative and unique food perspective.

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If you have a captivating personality and believe you are at the top of your culinary game, apply now.

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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.

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If you think you have what it takes to conquer a cookie competition, apply now.

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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?

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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.

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Chopped Junior

Does your kid or teen have the culinary skills of a professional chef?

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We are searching for young culinary masterminds between the ages of 9 and 13 who have what it takes to compete on Chopped.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

We're seeking the most dynamic and talented cake bakers and decorators for the upcoming new season of Cake Wars! This series gives professional cake makers the chance to showcase their skills decorating earth-shattering cakes and battle it out for $10,000.

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To submit an application for yourself or someone you think should appear on the next season of Cake Wars, please email 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
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Spring Baking Championship

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? 

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If you have what it takes to outbake the competition, then Spring Baking Championship is the show for you.

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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!

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Parents, please apply today. (Only submissions sent by parents will be accepted.)

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Calling Kid Bakers!

Cooking Channel is seeking talented bakers aged 8 to 12 for special episodes of the competitive baking series Sugar Showdown.

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If you know a child in the U.S. or Canada who makes great pies, cakes and/or cupcakes, contact us now. In each episode, one lucky kid wins $10,000!

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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?

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Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

Tell Guy where to go on the show!

Do you have a favorite funky spot serving righteous food that Guy just has to try? Email your suggestion now. Don't forget to include your contact information!

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