Top Chef Season Twelve Holding Open Calls Next Month

Just think, that could be you on the left. Photo: Courtesy of Bravo

On the Top Chef front, things are drawing quickly to a close for the show's eleventh-season contestants, which means it's time for a new city, a new menagerie of tension-mongering sound effects, and new contestants who look funny running with armfuls of food across kitchens. To that end, there's going to be a big open call, held (fittingly) February 24 at Colicchio & Sons in New York. Other open calls are going down in Dallas, Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles, so get to it you've basically got three weeks to bone up on your bone-out technique. The full press release, including details on the show's season-twelve renewal (but not its filming location), straight ahead.


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NEW YORK - January 30, 2014 - If you think you can stand the heat, sign-up to get in the kitchen! Bravo's Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series "Top Chef" will be returning for a twelfth season in Fall 2014. Open casting calls for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series will be held in cities across the country starting on Tuesday, February 18.

"Top Chef" season 12 casting calls are as follows:

Dallas Tuesday, February 18 from 10am-1pm
Palomar Hotel Dallas
5300 E Mockingbird LN
Dallas, TX 75206

Atlanta Tuesday, February 18 from 10am-1pm
Location To Be Determined

New York Monday, February 24 from 10am-1pm
Colicchio & Sons
85 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Chicago Monday, February 24 from 10am-1pm
Location To Be Determined

Los Angeles Monday, March 3 from 10am-1pm
Location To Be Determined

For additional updated casting information and to download an application, visit

And don't forget, there's Top Chef Extreme, a show with a name that's best said out loud in a monster-truck-rally announcer's voice through the narrower end of a clean traffic cone. That show debuts this summer.

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Top Chef Casting [Official Site]