Posted Friday, December 8, 2017 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Over the past four years, there have been a flood of kid-related cooking shows including "Food Network Star Kids," "Kids Baking Championship," "Chopped Junior," "Rachael Ray's Kids Cookoff."
Two of the bigger kid cooking shows are seeking young chefs in Atlanta in the coming weeks.
First up: Bravo's "Top Chef" franchise is seeking contestants for the second season of "Top Chef Junior," airing on Universal Kids, NBCUniversal's network for kids ages 2 to 12.
And the producers are coming to Atlanta seeking contestants ages 9 to 13 on Wednesday, December 13. It will be held at the Georgian Terrace from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Currently in its inaugural season, "Top Chef Junior" airs Friday nights at 8 p.m. with the winner grabbing $50,000. Vanessa Lachey and Curtis Stone host.
Formal applications and and all details for season two open call auditions are available via the following link: http://www.universalkids.com/topchefjuniorcasting.
The original "Top Chef" returned for its 15th season Thursday night, December 7, on Bravo at 10 p.m. with no Atlanta residents competing. In fact, this season - set in Colorado - has no Southerners at all.
WHEN/ ATLANTA - Wednesday, December 13 from 11am - 6pm
WHERE: Georgian Terrace Hotel (659 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308)
Additional open casting call auditions to be hosted in:
NEW YORK CITY - Saturday, December 9 from 10am - 5pm
Westin New York Grand Central (212 East 42nd St, New York, NY 10017)
CHICAGO - Saturday, December 9 from 10am - 5pm
Ambassador Hotel (1301 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610)
NEW ORLEANS - Wednesday, December 13 from 12pm - 7pm
Ritz-Carlton (921 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112)
HOUSTON - Saturday, December 17 from 10am - 5 pm
Four Seasons Hotel (1300 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010)
PHOENIX - Saturday, December 17 from 10am - 5pm
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort (7677 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020)
LOS ANGELES - Saturday , January 6th, 2018 from 10am - 5pm
Loews Hollywood Hotel (1755 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028)
If that doesn't work out, you can try out for Fox's "Masterchef Junior," which comes to the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta at 75 14th St. NE, Atlanta on Saturday, January 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You can apply at www.masterchefjuniorcasting.com as well.
This will be the sixth season for the show, which debuted in 2013 and features Gordon Ramsay, like several other Fox cooking shows. Joe Bastianich and Christina Tosi are the other judges.
Other casting call cities:
New York December 16, 2017
San Antonio December 16, 2017
Chicago January 13, 2018
Los Angeles January 20, 2018
Philadelphia January 20, 2018