Top Chef Season Twelve Holding Open Calls Next Month

Just think, that could be you on the left.
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]