Your Chance to Talk S*** on ‘Top Chef’

If cooking with Rocco doesn’t do it for you, now’s your chance to cook for Padma — as the next Top Chef. Details from the press release follow.

NEW YORK – April 21, 2008 – As previously announced, Bravo's Emmy-nominated hit creative competition series "Top Chef" will be returning for a fifth season. Open calls for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series will be held in cities across the country starting this week. Additional casting information for these series is available at www.BravoTV.com/casting.

"Top Chef" Casting Calls are as follows:

SAN FRANCISCO
Monday, April 21, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Postrio Restaurant

LAS VEGAS
Sunday, May 4, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Craftsteak – MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

NEW YORK – UPSTATE
Saturday, May 10, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Dr., Hyde Park, NY

NEW YORK – MANHATTAN
Sunday, May 11, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Culinary Institute of America
399 Lafayette St. (at East 4th street)

LOS ANGELES
Monday, May 26, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cicada Restaurant

Take note: You will be required to rock a faux-hawk.