FOOD NETWORK OPENS CASTING FOR 2010 SEASON OF "THE NEXT FOOD NETWORK STAR"
Conducting Open-Call Auditions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego and Austin
NEW YORK � June 23, 2009 � Food Network has greenlit a sixth season of its highest-rated reality series, The Next Food Network Star, the network announced today. With the current season going strong on-air, the cabler is already looking for outstanding chefs and home cooks to compete for the opportunity to win his or her own Food Network series during the 2010 season.
The network will conduct a nationwide talent search and encourages both professional and amateur chefs to apply. Open-call auditions will be held around the country throughout July and August. Contestant hopefuls should bring an application, photograph, and resume and/or bio to the auditions, which will allow them to meet with network casting directors. Interested candidates unable to attend an open casting call may submit a three-minute audition video explaining why he or she should be Food Network's newest star. For applications, contest rules, and submission instructions simply visit www.FoodNetwork.com/Star.
Casting locations will include:
Phoenix, AZ � Wednesday, July 8, 2009 from 10am-4pm
Embassy Suites Phoenix/Scottsdale
4415 East Paradise Village Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85032
Chicago, IL � Sunday, July 12, 2009 from 10am-4pm
Affinia Chicago Hotel
166 East Superio, Chicago, IL 60611
Austin, TX � Friday, July 17, 2009 from 10am-4pm
Hyatt Regency Downtown
208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
San Francisco, CA � Sunday, July 26, 2009 from 10am-4pm
W San Francisco
181 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
New York, NY � Friday, July 31, 2009 from 10am-4pm
530 W. 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
Los Angeles, CA � Monday, August 10, 2009 from 10am-4pm
8371 West Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069
San Diego, CA � Monday, August 17, 2009 from 12pm � 5pm
W San Diego
421 W. B Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Atlanta, GA � Monday, August 24, 2009 from 10am-4pm
W Atlanta Midtown
188 14th St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30361
The Next Food Network Star is television's most challenging food fight, providing 10 hopeful TV chefs the chance to compete for the ultimate dream job: his or her own Food Network show. Season five is currently underway and airs Sundays at 9pm ET/PT.