Calling Local Chefs! ABC’s The Taste Casting Call

9 Jul

The Taste, hosted by Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson is casting for Season 2 of their very popular show on ABC.  The premise of the show is that competitors need to impress the chefs on the judging panel with one bite, one taste.  The winner for Season 1 was Khristianne Uy, Charlie Sheen’s personal chef, who pocketed $100,000 and won a Ford C-Max Hybrid car.  Although some critics were tough on the show, it did gather many supporters along the way.  And, to help fill up a cast of chefs and home cooks for Season 2, they are offering up a casting call.  There are two easy options for you if you’d like to compete, taken from the casting call site:

OPTION 1: ATTEND AN OPEN CALL (The preferred choice)

STEP 1:  You are strongly encouraged to PRE-REGISTER and pick your open call location in advance.  You will get a confirmation email letting you know that we have received your form.  Proceed to Step 2.

STEP 2:  Attend an OPEN CALL (CLICK HERE FOR OPEN CALL LOCATIONS). Please bring the following with you to the open call you choose:

  1. Your completed application (CLICK HERE to download)
  2. A current photo of yourself
  3. A photo of your plated dish (if you have one)
  4. A current resume (if you have one)
  5. Your dish to impress us!

OPTION 2: SEND A HOME VIDEO (Create only if you are unable to attend an open call) 

CLICK HERE to view the video submission instructions

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When you bring your dish, you should be aware that you’ll be given only a few minutes to plate your dish at the casting location.  There won’t be a kitchen to cook or even warm up your dish, so be ready to go.  You are allowed to use a battery operated heating device though…easy bake oven?  Here are the casting call locations that are still going on:

Chicago, IL




177 N Ada St.

#101 Chicago, IL 60607

Nashville, TN




2 Victory Avenue

Nashville, TN  37213

New York, NY




Times Square

345 W 35th Street

New York, NY 10001

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