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Food Network Opens Casting for 2010 Season of "The Next Food Network Star"
Open casting calls are set for New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego and Austin.

[via press release from Food Network]


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

Saddle Ranch

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.

  [june 2009]  


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