Open Auditions for Food Network Star 2016 Season Announced

By | October 20, 2015

Do you have what it takes to host your own Food Network show?

Would you love to get cast on The Food Network? Here’s your shot because FOOD NETWORK STAR 12 is now casting.

The show just announced it’s open casting call schedule for 2015 / 2016 season. ….. The nationwide search for Food Network Star is on.

Season 12 of the show is right around the corner and casting directors for the show will be going coast to coast hoping to find dynamic, charismatic, talented foodies who think they deserve their own Food Network show and are willing to compete on TV to get it. The show will be coming to various cities in the next month including New York, Chicago, DC, Dallas and Los Angeles.

Food Network Star is a reality competition that puts cooks and foodies to the challenge. The show is hosted by Alton Brown and features  Food Network Star mentors Bobby Flay (Iron Chef America), and Giada De Laurentiis (Giada At Home). The show is going into its 12th season and it is the show that made Guy Fieri a household name. The reality food competition which started in 2005 gave Food Network celebrity Guy Fieri his start and his own show.

Speaking of “Guys Grocery Games“….. His show is also casting for the new season, folks interested in competing on “Guy’s Grocery Games” may see Guys Grocery Games Casting Nationwide for more information on applying for the show.

Open casting calls are announced for Food Network Star

Can you inspire and entertain others with your passion for food and cooking?  The Food Network is searching for cooks who can offer up a creative and unique perspective.

If you have a captivating personality, are at the top of your culinary game and believe you have what it takes to be the Next Food Network Star…. check out the audition schedule below for information on open call dates and locations. Those that can’t make it to the open call, are also able to apply online.

You can see the full schedule of the nationwide search below.

Food Network Star 12 open calls


What to Bring:

  •  1 recent photo of yourself
  •  Your resume


Saturday, October 24th – Chicago, IL

10 AM – 1 PM

The Westin Chicago River North

320 N Dearborn Street

Chicago, IL 60654


Monday, November 2nd – NYC

10 AM – 1 PM

Social Bar & Grill

795 8th Avenue

New York, NY 10019


Saturday, November 7th – Los Angeles, CA

10 AM – 1 PM

Marriott Burbank Airport

2500 N Hollywood Way

Burbank, CA 91505


Saturday, November 7th – Dallas, TX

10 AM – 1 PM

The Westin Dallas Park Central

12720 Merit Drive, Dallas, TX 75251


Sunday, November 15th – Washington DC

10 AM – 1 PM

DoubleTree By Hilton Washington DC

1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20005

One thought on “Open Auditions for Food Network Star 2016 Season Announced

  1. Salvatore Matera

    My name is Salvatore Ivano Matera. I am originally from Puglia Italy. I started my culinary adventures about 15 years ago. I have vast experience in the kitchen and have worked with well renowned chefs from all over the world. I grew up working for my father and mother at the early age of 8 years old. My father owned a family run bakery and my mother worked as a chef in town I was raised. I currently am the Chef de Cuisine at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago Illinois. I have traveled the globe protecting my skills as a chef for the chance to present dishes that will excite your taste buds on every level. I know you will enjoy what I can bring to the kitchen.


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