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The Search for Gordon Ramsay's "Master Chef" Begins


Casting Calls Continue in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New Orleans, New York City, Orlando and Portland Celebrated chef Gordon Ramsay is once again giving talented, everyday, at-home cooks the chance to prove their culinary skills and the opportunity to compete in the upcoming second season of MASTERCHEF on FOX. Open casting calls begin Saturday, Nov. 6 in Los Angeles and will continue in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, New Orleans, New York City, Orlando and Portland.

On the hit culinary competition series, Ramsay and fellow judges Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot coach and critique the contestants in a series of challenges designed to test their palates, knowledge and determination to follow their dream of making a mark in the culinary world. America’s first MASTERCHEF, Whitney Miller, 22, a student from Poplarville, MS, and one of youngest competitors in the competition, walked away with the $250,000 grand prize and will have her own MASTERCHEF cookbook published.

Home cooks from all walks of life will have the incredible opportunity to present their signature dishes at the following nationwide open casting calls:

Cities Dates
Los Angeles, CA Saturday, Nov. 6
Boston, MA Saturday, Nov. 13
New York, NY Saturday, Nov. 13 and Sunday, Nov. 14
New Orleans, LA Saturday, Nov. 20
Orlando, FL Saturday, Nov. 20
Chicago, IL Saturday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 5
Dallas, TX Saturday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 5
Denver, CO Saturday, Dec. 11
Portland, OR Saturday, Dec. 11

Venues will be announced at a later date. Additional casting information, including forms and eligibility requirements, are available online at

MASTERCHEF was the No. 1 new program of the summer among Adults 18-49. The series is produced by Reveille, Shine TV and One Potato Two Potato, and is based on a format created by Franc Roddam and Shine TV. Shine International handles distribution for the MASTERCHEF format.


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