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Top Chef – Bravo Casting Calls

Aspiring chefs and foodies, it’s time to sharpen your skills and your knives once again for an all new season of one of the world’s top reality TV game shows Top Chef. Bravo’s smash hit series is currently wrapping up it’s most exciting season yet and they are not wasting any time setting up casting calls for the new crop of up and coming culinary stars that will be featured in their latest highly anticipated edition. If you have always dreamt of participating in the most thrilling food competition on television and vying for worldwide recognition and fantastic cash and prizes this is your chance to make your mark.

Top Chef has been rocking millions of fans around the globe with fabulous seasons of colorful food challenges and even more colorful contestants. Each year the producers, casting directors and esteemed judging panel that includes world renowned food artisans Tom Colicchio, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Hugh Acheson, Gail Simmons and the series lovely host Padma Lakshmi choose from the top undiscovered cooking talents in the world at open casting calls held throughout the country. Top Chef selects a home city for the new competition and the group of taste makers chosen compete in series of intense cooking challenges that best exemplify the skills needed to be a world class chef and a worthy winner of the Top Chef title. Cash and prizes are up for grab each week for the various cooking tests and the final winner of Top Chef walks away with a food showcase at the annual Food & Wine Festival, a feature in the prestigious Food & Wine Magazine and an incredible $125,000!

Open casting calls for the opportunity of a lifetime for cooking enthusiasts have just been announced and are listed below. For more Audition information you can head here and you can find applications for the new season here We will keep this post updated with all of the casting call updates so stay tuned and leave a comment for us below and tell us why you are ready to take this years crown of top cooking talent on Bravo’s one of a kind cooking competition Top Chef.

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46 Casting Responses

  1. Maria Valdez


    I’m a 55 year old entrepreneur and I know I have what it takes to be America’s next Top Chef.

    I can create unique flavors inspired in my Guatemalan and Cuban roots. What are the next steps to apply for your next season?

  2. malachi

    I would like to be on your show call me and my name is malachi mays

  3. Felix Barron

    I can burn food and it still tastes good.

  4. Robert

    I’m ready to show The world that #ChefStew is a Top Chef

  5. sheila carter

    ive been cooking since I was 12 I’m 60 and I watch food network all the time and cook their dishes

  6. Daryl DiStefano


    My name is Daryl DiStefano and I am currently a sous chef at a luxury retirement community. Ive been cooking for 13 years and I have earned my associates degree from the Culinary Institute of America. Iv’e worked with Chef Colicchio at his cabana outlet at 1 hotels South Beach. I am a very hard working disciplined chef that Is looking for a challenge to rise to the top!

  7. Lance Patrick

    Lance Patrick
    I am an aspiring master of fusion.

  8. Erika Sagdahl

    Hello from Pacific, WA! I am Erika and I’ve been cooking for life. I started culinary school the summer after 8th grade. I was coach of my schools culinary competition team in 2011, when we the state championship at Renton Texhnical College. On Cinco De Mayo! Arrrreba! Anyways, I currently work as a Commessa for Princi, an Italian restaurant partnered with Starbucks.
    I’m very competitive and I love a challenge!

  9. Iko Quraisin

    Hi my name iko I am Indonesian, cooking is my passion
    for cooking is fun and release your stress with something beautiful and make people happy, I can offer as someone who believes in giving people the best of what food represents in every culture and that is LOVE
    .Looking forward to bringing a new level of talent and personality to the show. It’s time.

  10. Kelly Costello

    I’m very creative and unsullied by others ideas (Cooking shows, recipes, schhol). I’ve studied cooking methods and nutrition from books like Lord Krishna’s cuisine and from my friends and family. How long ingredients are cooked affect their taste and value. I’m not a glutton but I love too cok for people. I’ve learned to use ingredients I don’t like for entertaining and Cummings eating. I am passionate, quirky and personable but take food seriously enough to win.

  11. Tiffany Bellamy

    Hello my name is Tiffany Bellamy and I am a chef at wellstar hospital who have always dreamed of having my own cook talk show. I feel as though I am an excellent skilled cook as well as a chef and I would like to show the world what I can do. So please contact me. So I can take a shot at an amazing opportunity.

  12. Joseph Berenato

    Hi my name is Joey and I am a professional chef. I have been working in the foodservice industry since I was 14 years old. I have a deep love and passion for my chosen profession and have placed this love before anything else in my life. I now have gotton married for the fifth time and have learned to blend my marrige into my sober life ( yes I am a recovering alcoholic ) with my career. I am a chef manager with a company called the compass group and run foodservice operations at a college in western Maryland. I think I would be an awesome competitor on top chef after overcoming many obstacles in my life. If givin this opportunity I will not disappoint.

    Name..Joey Berenato
    Height. ..6 foot
    Hair…Salt & Pepper
    Ethnicity. ..Italian/American

  13. Francine Grigley

    You want me. As humble I as am, I’ll tell you why. Not just because I can cook better than any one I’ve ever met, and getting better all the time, you want me for my passionate personality and experience. I am a Chef/Caterer/Event Planner. There is no challenge that you could present that I would not embrace with gusto. I am a Jersey Girl that has lived in Florida for 20 years now. So I move quickly…like Jersey, but not as uptight. I have recently (1 year 3 months)
    have gone gluten free and started a food truck called Jersey Girl Super Foods. That’s just the tip of the iceburg. Whitty, charming and modest are some of my best qualities. We), thank you for taking the time to consider me for casting.

  14. francis Taylor

    Self taught and motivated. Make magic happen inside a kitchen would love the chance to showcase my skills and move closer to my dreams!!!

  15. Paul Austin

    My name is Paul Austin and I would love to be on your show Top Chef because it would be a great opportunity to show what I can offer as someone who believes in giving people the best of what food represents in every culture and that is LOVE.

  16. Gary

    Hi, My Name is Gary. I have pans of personality, and I have a passion for cooking. Not saying I am a good cook, because I am actually a great cook, started from very humble beginnings. Get me in this audition so I can so I can Ch’rek the competition.

    Name: Gary Duncan
    Gender: Male
    Age 26
    Height: 6’3
    Hair: Dirty Blonde
    Eyes; Blue
    Ethnicity: Caucasian

  17. Maria Jefferson

    1st generation italian-American, both of my parents came over from Sicily in their 20’s. I lost my mother to endometrial cancer in 2002, leaving me with only my father and unbelievably great cooking skills and recipes to live by. The rest of my family is in Sicily. I would live to make my mother proud of me by being on your show.

  18. Saul canales

    Hello, I went to le cordon Bleu and I have been cooking ever since I was 6 years old , I can cook anything and everything, I can make you a Meal out of Nothing , please send more info I want to challenge myself and be a competitor

  19. pholani makaba

    hi im pholani i love cooking i would like to be different seen different i would love to audition for you guys to show you something new thank you. name: pholani makaba gender: male AGE:20

  20. Sandy Moriarty

    Are you ready for a challenge from me? I will win every time! I am the Professor of Cooking at Oaksterdam University in Oakland CA. I have the #1 selling cookbook on Amazon, Aunt Sandy”s Medical Marijuana Cookbook. I’m the Contributing Editor of cooking for Culture Magazine the #1 Cannabis magazine. In the October issue of Culture we featured Chef Tom and I had the fun of cooking some of Chef Colicchio”s finest recipes with some added love. I have been doing all of the above for the past eight years, Oaksterdam University is the first cannabis college of it’s kind in the world and has been sold out capacity in almost every class. I have taught over 30,000 thousand students. We host students in a vast range of ages from all over the world. The world is changing rapidly and is ready for this show.
    It will be eye opening and educational. I can teach the best Chefs in all the world a lesson that will amaze them! This show will be president setting and cutting edge in the world of cooking!

  21. Richard Cusack

    I would love the opportunity to be on Top Chef. I am currently a chef at La Croix in Philadelphia, Pa. I have worked at LeCheri and Bibou owned by Pierre Calmels and had the opportunity for work for Daniel Boulud at Daniel for approximately two years. I would be honored to compete and prepare my favorite dishes and take on the challenge planned for the contestants.

  22. Briana C

    I’m ready to rumble!!!!!!!

  23. Ryan Harrison

    I would do just about anything to have a shot at being Top Chef! I am 31 years old and a CIA alum ’10. I’m starving for the chance to boost my career to the next level! I am originally from southern NJ/Philly and I am currently Chef de Cuisine of a unique, chef-driven restaurant in Miami. We are currently working on our second project in Cleveland. In Philly I have had the pleasure of working with Nicholas Elmi, Kevin Sbraga, Jen Carroll, and Jason Cichonski (I assisted Jason in opening ELA).
    In our first 8 months open in Miami we have received accolades such as “Miami’s Best New Restaurant” and we continue to produce cuisine that “wow’s” the local food scene. We describe our concept as “global cuisine” where we utilize classical French techniques in a modern fashion to create an unparalleled experience.
    I have a very competitive nature and never pass up a friendly competition. I have experience on local television and news programs and I believe I have the personality and passion that will allow me to make a strong run in the competition as well as please the viewers.
    As I am not currently located in the area of any Open Casting Calls I would greatly appreciate any information regarding how I can proceed to earn my spot on Top Chef 15! Thank you kindly.



  25. Lewis Curtis

    Hello. My name is Lewis Curtis I am the passionate Executive Chef of the Jonesboro Country Club. I was a contestant on Hell’s Kitchen Season 8. I can say I have dramatically stepped up my game. I currently use all natural produce coming from local farmers in my area. I enjoy doing farm to table style events to help promote local farms and to grow local economy. I pride myself on my Mediterranean Southern flare cuisine. I have dreamed of this ever since I was 10 years old and I hope to have the opportunity to show my skills to my family my friends my critics and the world.

  26. Jillian Flathers

    Hey ya’ll,

    Chef Jillian Flathers here, third runner up from Season 8 of Hells Kitchen. I have been doing so much since the show. I have worked in fine dining, to hotel restaurants, deli’s, as well as Restaurant consulting. I feel I would kill it on Top Chef simply because I have learned so much in the past few years. I am very competitive and very ready to move on to the next level in my culinary career!!! I would love a chance to prove I could be the next Top Chef!!! Food is the love of my life. I love to see the smiles on peoples faces when they taste my delicious food. I even had a lady write me a note a short time ago stating that I helped her experience her First Mouth Orgasm from the most delicious Filet En Croute with Goat Cheese I made for her!!! It was pretty awesome!! If you get the chance check me out on Facebook, hangwith, or twitter!! I am super stoked to talk to y’all soon!! Have a great evening.

    Chef Jillian Flathers

  27. Enrique Perez

    I’m a chef for a nonprofit organization dedicated to the fight against hunger.
    Food is my passion and I love to help those in need…in short I wanna feed the world, I look forward to a world in which every man woman and child have affordable healthy meals daily.
    I believe top chef would be a great platform to show case my talents and if I win and fund my
    cause, An urban farm/culinary school that teaches others to to the same.

  28. Gary Caldwell

    Artistic release of passion and love come through in my plating. Dishes come together in abstract beauty and sensual aromas with flavors of delicacy and simplicity. It blows your mind all while bringing you back to your childhood, this is my cuisine this is my story from a small town in Louisiana and now beyond. This is my story my heart my love my passion.

    Gary Caldwell
    Male 34

  29. Emiliano Barajas

    Game on !!! Im ready to reinvent my cooking !!!

  30. Yosi Warsa

    My Name is Yosi Warsa and i have been cooking for more than 15 years. Now I’m a chef for one of the best private club in the U.S. I have been a chef at different restaurants all around the U.S. including the legendary, Delmonico. However, I used to own a restaurant back when I was in Indonesia. Now I am in New York, I’m even more confident with my skills and would like to open my own restaurant again someday.

    I believe I’m qualified as a top chef candidate because cooking is not just about a career for me but it’s my passion. I travel from Indonesia, to SIngapore, Japan and now the U.S. My knowledge of food and cooking is broadened. I hope to influence the world of cuisine with the cooking style that combines asian cuisine and western cuisine.
    Thank you.

  31. Andrea

    Though, I am just a line cook at Hooter’s, I’ve been cooking since childhood. Food is my life! I’d love an opportunity to showcase my self taught culinary abilities.

  32. Mikel Anthony

    To be the best you have to beat the best. I’ve opened up some of the best restaurants San Diego has to offer including Richard Blais’ Juniper and Ivy. I’m rocking out competitions left and right in my city and in the world food championships in Las Vegas. Some of the chefs to be honest would are not competition. Hopefully I am cast with some great talent so I can bring my cooking to the next level. I’m 32, single, no kids, and I sweat. Last year I missed the casting call because I was too busy rocking out 500 covers for Blais. It was opening day. Looking forward to bringing a new level of talent and personality to the show. It time.

  33. Raymond Moore

    I would like to nominate my wife to join this show. She is a cooking genius, we have been together since we were in college a little under 10 years ago and I remember her using me as a test rat to try her cooking. I must admit she started off really good with her dishes they were basic you can say the norm, ie; fried fish, spaghetti and meatballs , chicken and rice, etc; Now she showcases a meal for me every Monday night for our Surprise Meal Mondays and it is always something very new and exclusive. She puts twists on meals that you would never think of I am no longer thanking God for Fridays I thank God for Mondays. Holidays I am a spoiled brat her coworkers beg her to bring leftovers and me I am the spoiled guy at home eating like a king freshly made cuisine meals with fresh spices and seasonings. I look forward to hearing from you.

  34. Michael Brown

    I have been cooking ever since I know how. I am retired Navy Culinary Specialist (CS2) who LOVES to cook, loves to eat, loves making bellies happy! Next to The Lord all Mighty, my two girls, my fiance’ Veronica, it’s my next true love! Pick me for an Top Chef experience you will never forget.

  35. lanora parker

    Hi my name is lanora parker. I live alabama . I loving cooking and I enjoy learning new foods n different cultures. I been cooking for my family all my life I’m only 27. Cooking to me is relaxing and a stress relief. Lanora parker 27 Columbiana alabama. Homecook. Thank you

  36. Tim Schonsheck

    I have been in the food industry for over 20 years. I am the executive chef at Dayton’s Schuster performing arts center. I have held every job in the food industry which has made me the chef that I am today. My passion is southern style recipes as I lived in Charleston, South Carolina for 10 years. Creating exquisite dishes is my life. I would love the opportunity to show the world my skills.

  37. Jamir

    I feel that top chef is for me because I can make anything from scratch and I love being creative with food. I currently attend Culinary School and will be graduating with my Bachelors Soon. I think this will be a great opportunity for me to show off and sharpen my skills.

  38. carolyn muriel

    hi I’m 33 years of age and I love to cook one of my recent dishes I created was a mojito steak.

  39. vestenia maisonneuve

    TOP CHEF HERE I COME, A EXCELLENT CHEF CAN MAKE A MEAL FROM SCRATCH! I COOK ALL ETHNIC MEALS.And my guess forced me to apply…. Dont have enough funds to open nor operate a restaurant”momas kitchen”

  40. James McGonigal

    All i know how to do is cook! Since i was a young boy, I have made it through the trenches and trained in multiple cuisines. I have been making attempts to make it to the calls but the restaurants have been busy. Now its time to show the world “new style chef” . Lets bring back a true product of the kitchen and shock the world!

  41. beatrice guillory

    I’m looking to be on season 12 ! Why, I’m old school! You can’t loose with that ! When its all said and done , we come home, my father was a cook in the navy, my mother raise nine children , I’m the only one that cooks like my father, I work at the macaroni grill and I do catering, I’m a La Cordon Bleu Graduate class 20010

  42. Albert

    Hi my name is albert, im a 19 year old student that has a very big passion for cooking i live just outside of chicago, I have been cooling for about 8 years, i took every culinary class possible through out my school career, i even took some college classes, cooking is something i do to help relieve my stress, as a 19 year old i have gone through allot and cooking helps me get through the unexpectable and unthinkable. I would love a chance to particapate on your show i believe o have the passion and courage to do very well in the cooking industry. I visit the national restuarant association show yearly at mcormick place in chicago, i have worked as a line cook for 3 years and a carver for 2 years

  43. drea

    It has been my dream to be a part of the Culinary world because I love food so much and take pride in my cooking. I have a lot to offer if I was to be selected as a Top Chef contestant. I am 24 years old and have been cooking for about ten years not professional like in a restaurant but for family and friends. My theme is Indian and Middle Eastern foods, I like to combine these two flavors together to create and exotic and flavorful dish. My dream is to one day have my own television show sharing my love of food with the world. I have great recipes that need to be shared and I think the Top Chef judges would love! I would love to audition for Top Chef as an amature because I am excellent working in the kitchen, I’m fast and I can bring some amazing dishes to the show!! PLEASE SELECT ME!

  44. nichole webster

    I have always dreamed of having a cooking career, but so far life had not gave me that opportunity. I have been cooking since i could walk, always helping my mother, or grandmother with meals, or holiday baking. Once i was old enough to cook by myself i started experimenting with all kinds of food combinations and new foods. I have made meals for family party’s, holidays, or just because i felt like trying something new.
    It would be an honor to get a chance to show others my skills an passion for the love of food..
    I am a 24 year old Caucasian female from ohio, i am short but full of life.
    Thank you

  45. Natalie Clarke

    My name is Natalie Clarke and I am 12 years old. DON’T STOP READING! I LOVE to cook and bake and I even have a buisness. I have done catering lots of catering and I really want the opportunity to be on a cooking show. My food world idol is Buddy Valastro (from Cake Boss). I know it’s not likely that you will pick me but I think you would get a lot more viewers if there was a kid on the show because other kids like me would get hope and adults watching would be intersested in seeing how I handle myself with all the pressure and competition. Thank You


    I cant cook but I will try
    Hi, my name is Bianca and i feel as if my life is a movie. I can do it all I have done it all. No I haven’t acted a day of my life but I feel as if I have been acting my entire life. Im ready!!! I would like to be different and seen different and I feel like I can be what the script calls for I am hard working and fun to be around, i would like more info on this Audition. Thank You.

    Name: Bianca Woods
    Gender: Female
    Height: 5’01
    Hair: Reddish Brown
    Eyes: Brown
    Ethnicity: African American
    Skin tone: Carmel