Want To Be The Next Richard Blais? Get Your Top Chef On! Auditions At Craft Atlanta

Have dreams of unseating Richard Blais as celebrity chef in ATL?  Here is your chance.  Planning for season six of “Top Chef” has kicked into high gear.  In that spirit, they have issued a press release with all the usual information.  This is your chance to hang out with Padma, Tom, and everyone else!  One guess as to where the try out are going to be.  Details after the jump!

That’s right, casting calls will be held on Sunday, February 22, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Craft Atlanta.  Though I most certainly will not be there to cook, I might drop in just to see what they are like.  Here are the full details of the press release.  Most of it is just blurb … if you can’t make it and want to apply, the instructions (via the website) are posted toward the bottom. You can also find a map and all that good stuff for Craft in the footer!


NEW YORK – February 4, 2009 – Bravo’s Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series and the No. 1 rated food show on cable, "Top Chef," will be returning for a sixth season. Open calls for chefs interested in competing in the high-stakes culinary competition series will be held in cities across the country starting this weekend. Additional casting information for these series is available at www.BravoTV.com/casting.

"Top Chef" Season Six Casting Calls are as follows:
Sunday, February 8, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Ducca Restaurant & Lounge

Wednesday, February 11, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Canlis Restaurant

Sunday, February 22, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Craft Restaurant

Sunday, March 1, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
CraftSteak Restaurant

Wednesday, March 4, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
XIX NINETEEN at Park Hyatt at the Bellevue

Sunday, March 15, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Craft Restaurant

For casting information in Chicago, please email TCCastingChicago@gmail.com

Bravo’s "Top Chef" offers a fascinating window into the competitive, pressure-filled environment of world-class cookery and the restaurant business at the highest level. The series – hosted by Padma Lakshmi and presided by head judge Chef Tom Colicchio – features aspiring chefs who compete for their shot at culinary stardom and the chance to earn the prestigious title of "Top Chef." Each episode holds two challenges for the chefs. The first is a quick-fire test of their basic abilities and the second is a more involved elimination challenge designed to test the versatility and inventiveness of the chefs as they take on unique culinary trials such as working with unusual and exotic foods or catering for a range of demanding clients. The challenges not only test their skills in the kitchen, but also uncover if they have the customer sera Top Chef. The competing chefs live and breathe the high-pressure lifestyle that comes with being a master chef, and each week someone is asked to "pack up their knives" and go home.

Currently in its fifth season, "Top Chef" is on pace to record its highest-rated season ever, scoring 2.28 million adults 18-49 and 3.22 million total viewers with last week’s episode, which was the series’ highest rated non-finale telecast ever. The series is up 18 percent among adults 18-49 and total viewers, versus season four. Tomorrow on "Top Chef: New York," the chef’testants get the opportunity to cook in one of the best restaurants in the world, three star Michelin winner Le Bernardin. Their final product will be judged by renowned chef, Eric Ripert. "Top Chef: New York" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.

"Top Chef" is produced by the Emmy-nominated Magical Elves. Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz ("Project Runway," "Top Design") serve as executive producers.

Tory Brody

If you are unable to attend, here are the instructions straight from BravoTV.com

To apply, please complete the following and mail (or scan and email) to us asap (see complete instructions in downloadable application):

  1. The application completed and signed (click here to download).
  2. A recent, clear photo of yourself.
  3. A 3-5 minute audition video-tape. Have someone else videotape you; cook us something; we want you to impress us in a (preferably professional) kitchen; show us your knife skills, your plating skills, the use of certain ingredients that makes you stand out, and prove that you’ve got the chops to compete and win. Remember since we can’t taste your creation, the more visual the better. Also, share a slice of your life with us, tell a story, do something that shows us your personality. And do all of that in no more than five minutes.
  4. Your resume.

Mail the above four elements to:

Magical Elves
Top Chef – Cycle 6
P.O. Box # 13005
Los Angeles, CA

All applications must be submitted by March 20th, 2009*, but the sooner you send it the better!

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