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Home Cooks: Open Call for Food Network’s All-Star Academy

16 Sep

Food Network is looking for the best home cooks in the nation to be on All-Star Academy Season 2 and their next stop is NYC. On 9/26 from 10:30-2:30 they’ll be at Rustico Cooking (40 West 39th St. 2nd Floor) and will be searching for the best. To get your shot at not only being mentored by one of the amazing celebrity chefs on The Food Network but to also take home $50,000, make sure to stop by. Here’s what you need to do:


Bring a savory dish that highlights your cooking abilities.

A completed casting application

A photo of your dish

A photo of yourself

All information and applications can be found right here.

Good luck all you home cooks out there . . . and if you can’t attend, you can still apply by clicking here

Casting Call: Guy’s Grocery Games Is Shopping for Some Talented Chefs

6 May
Want your shot on Triple G?

When we saw Chef Plum of Newton, CT compete on the brand new Guy’s Grocery Games, our hearts were beating fast.  Would Plum be able to best the other talented chefs that he was up against?  But, toughest of all, we didn’t know what kind of crazy twist Guy Fieri would throw his way in Flavortown Market.  Would he only be able to pick out ingredients from a certain aisle, only be allowed to use foods that start with the letter D, only be allowed to spend $20, or only be able to use pre-made foods?  Or, would it be something even tougher?  

Chef Plum races through the supermarket, trying to stack up $20,000 worth of groceries

Chef Plum races through the supermarket, trying to stack up $20,000 worth of groceries

Well, we were happy to see our buddy get to the final round and take home some hard-earned dough!  Want your shot at winning, getting the bragging rights, and taking home the $20,000 prize?  Of course!  Starting off, Relativity Television and Guy’s Grocery Games are looking for some talented chefs and professional cooks to be a part of the brand new season of Triple G.  Here’s a description of what they are looking for:

“We are holding a nationwide search – looking for outgoing, highly skilled chefs and professional cooks from all backgrounds, any style of cooking welcome. Whether you cook at a fine dining restaurant or own your own diner, are an executive chef, sous chef, private chef or caterer – if you think you have the chops to make mincemeat out of the competition, you want to apply!”

To apply, just e-mail GGG@RTVShows.com with the following information (please include the City/State where you live in the subject line of your e-mail):

• Name

• Phone Number

• Curent title of occupation

• Description of your culinary background

• A recent photo of yourself

• A few photos of dishes that you’ve made

• Explanation why you think you have what it takes to win Guy’s Grocery Games

Casting Call: Bake Your Way onto Network TV

28 Feb

Scene graphic from Microsoft Clip Art

A major TV network is now looking for a bakery shop assistant for a NYC area bakery run by a celebrity owner.  Whether you’re the manager of a bakery, work at the counter, dream of opening your own bakery, or even have your Baking and Pastry Arts degree, this just might be the gig for you.  The shoot dates, right now, will be around late March into April.  

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Culinary Casting Call for Spike’s Brand New Show, Frankenfood

1 Nov
Franken Food Now Casting
SPIKE TV is looking for chefs and home cooks across ‘Merica who are masters of crazy, revolutionary, creative, and unique dishes for their brand new show, Frankenfood.  Host and celebrity chef  Josh Capon (Lure Fishbar, B&B Winepub, and El Toro Blanco) will take contestants through the competion each week with the weekly winner pulling in a cool $10,000.  In addition to that, the winner will also have his or her dish featured on a restaurant menu.
So, what’s a “Frankenfood”?  A flyer that Sharp Entertainment (the peeps behind Man Vs. Food) sent us gives us some clues.  Three of the possible options they provide are Deviled Eggs Stuffed Potatoes, Seven Layer Pancake Lasagna, and even Yolk Topped Sloppy Joe Beignets!
If this looks like something you, a family member, or friend would be great at, send an e-mail super fast to ffood@sharpentertainment.com.  In the e-mail make sure to include:

Open Casting Calls for Food Network Star Season 10: Host Your Own Food Network Show

26 Sep

Next Food Network Star Casting Calling 2013

Food Network Star Winners

Season 1:  The Hearty Boys
Season 2:  Guy Fieri
Season 3:  Amy Finley
Season 4:  Aaron McCargo, Jr.
Season 5:  Melissa d’Arabian
Season 6:  Aarti Sequeira
Season 7:  Jeff Mauro
Season 8:  Justin Warner
Season 9:  Damaris Phillips
Season 10:  You
Imagine it…your own show on Food Network, highlighting your unique and exciting views on the culinary world.  All you need to do to make that happen is show up for an open casting call for Food Network’s show Food Network Star.  The casting call in our area is on October 7 from 10 am until 2 pm at Galway Pub, located at 7 E. 36th Street in NYC.  Check down below for the rest of the casting call locations.

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.

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Casting Call: Can You Take the Fire of Hell’s Kitchen? Chefs Wanted for Season 12!

16 May
Hell's Kitchen Season 12 Casting Call
Signs that you’re a rabid fan of Hell’s Kitchen:
  • You know all the lyrics to the theme song, “Fire” by Ohio Players
    • You actually have “Fire” in your iTunes collection (guilty as charged, lol)
  • You yell at people in a British accent, calling them “donkey”
  • You scream out, “It’s RAWWWW!” when you get undercooked food at home or at a restaurant
  • You create elaborate challenges (such as capturing a squealing pig or tasting ingredients blindfolded) for friends and family members to see who can cook the best and get down and dirty
  • You throw food down if you don’t like it, then shove it in people’s faces, proceeding to tell them why it’s disgusting
So, we’re sending this out to all rabid fans, chefs, and cooks…Gordon Ramsay is looking for the new cast of Hell’s Kitchen.  There’s always high stakes involved like a hefty cash prize that is tied to the chance of becoming head chef at a very prestigious restaurant.  This year’s winner (Season 11) will become head chef at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill in Las Vegas.  Can you stand the heat of Hell’s Kitchen and think you’ve got what it takes to make it to the top in Season 12?  Here’s what you need to do:

Now Casting: Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsay

1 May

Kitchen Nightmares Now Casting

Is your kitchen and restaurant, well, a nightmare?  Then you’ll need the help of world-renown Chef Gordon Ramsay.  He’s been helping restaurants turn themselves around since 2004 when he premiered Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares on BBC and brought his successful show over to America in 2007 as Kitchen Nightmares.

We’re excited to announce that Gordon is looking for more restaurants to help out that need his help, expert advice, revolutionary thinking, and tough love.  The casting call begins immediately and here’s the info:

  • If you’re interested, e-mail both kitchennightmares@theconlincompany.com  and knauditions@gmail.com.

  • Put the name of your restaurant and the city in the title:  Johnny’s/Bellmore LI, for example.

  • Include your name, phone number, contact information, name, location of your restaurant, your restaurant’s website (if you have one), type of cuisine, how long you have been open, and why you deserve and need Gordon’s help.

  • Download the application or apply online at www.TheConlinCompany.com.

Just a note:  restaurants need to have been open for at least a year, can’t be a franchise, and need to have at least 35 seats.

Are You and the Fam Party Masters? Wanna Show off, Be on TV, and Win Some Big $? Casting Call!

4 Mar
Just some of the reality show clients from Twin Talents

Just some of the reality show clients from Twin Talents


There’s another new TV show for a major network (we can’t say which) that is casting here in the Greater Stamford/Connecticut are and it’s called “Party Masters.”  While this might not be the final name of the show, the spirit of the show fits in well with the name.  They are looking for families that love to throw parties.  The winning family will be pitted against another winning family to see who can throw the most awesome party in the world!  To beef it up and add some incentive, they are giving each family $50,000 so they can really throw a party to remember.  You might be a great family to enter if:

1) You throw parties that somehow end up on YouTube and become viral hits.

2) You throw wild surprise parties that last all night or for days.

3) You go hog wild at your backyard bbqs and they become legen…wait for it…dary.

4) Your theme nights are so intricate and involved that people forget that they aren’t in the Roaring 20’s or that they really aren’t mobsters.

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TV Casting Call for Struggling Family Restaurants in CT/NJ/NYC Area

27 Feb

TV Casting Call for Family Restaurants


Big news to share!  Does your family own a struggling restaurant in NYC, Westchester, Fairfield County, or anywhere else an hour away from NYC? We’re talking about having a shot at being on a MAJOR food cable network, getting expert restaurant advice, and even $10,000 towards your business!  The name of the new series, the network, and the people involved haven’t been revealed yet, but we do know that the company working on the show is Leopard Films who are the producers of HGTV’s House Hunters International.

Here is what they are looking for:

  • Family owned and operated restaurants
  • A restaurant in need of some major intervention
    • Having trouble agreeing on which direction to take the restaurant?
    • Fighting with your family about the way to run the restaurant?
    • Mom, dad, nonna, or gramps trying to keep things old school when you want to try new things?
  • Families that are passionate and have strong opinions.

If this sounds like your restaurant, then make sure to email the following to FamilyRestaurantCasting@gmail.com:

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