Casting Calls

Food Network Star Hosts Casting Call Next Week

Coming to Chicago next week.
Coming to Chicago next week. Photo: courtesy of Food Network

It’s time to practice your culinary chops while simultaneously talking directly to some imaginary TV audience; Food Network is pulling into town next Wednesday, August 3, to cast the eighth season of the Food Network Star. The show features a collection of mostly amateur cooks reacting to a series of increasingly difficult challenges, all to see who would make the best TV host. Oddly, Chicago actually has a pretty good average for the show: The Hearty Boys — aka Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh — won the very first show, and season six winner, Aarti Sequeira, graduated from Northwestern University. Think you have the chops? Check out all the details below.

Food Network Star Casting Call

We are looking for people who are full of life, passionate about cooking, and knowledgeable about food to meet us in person at our open casting call. Any chef, home cook, caterer or culinary enthusiast who might be interested in becoming the host of his or her own cooking show on Food Network should attend.

What to Bring
- Application - Print out your copy here.
- 2 photos of yourself
- Resume

If you can’t make it to an open call, please visit us at for details on how to submit a home video! For questions please e-mail us at
Food Network Star Hosts Casting Call Next Week