This February,Media’s Emmy and James Beard Award-winning series “ ” is searching the country for the best up-and-coming chefs to compete on season 14 of the high-stakes culinary competition series. This year’s casting calls will take place at restaurants from “Top Chef” alumni in Los Angeles, Portland, Las Vegas, Denver, Houston, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Philadelphia and New York.
Currently in its 13th season and airing Thursday nights at 9pm ET/PT, “Top Chef” is the #1 food program on cable in 2016 among P25-54 with this season averaging 1.8 million total viewers and 1.2 million P25-54, up 5 percent and 6 percent respectively from the prior season (Source: Nielsen L3, #1 cable food program from 12/28/15-1/24/16).
Next week, the iconic Restaurant Wars is back and bigger than ever with a two-part episode airing Thursday, February 4 and 11 at 9 PM ET/PT. For the first time in “Top Chef” history, the Chefs are opening their restaurants for both lunch and dinner services. No one is safe as each chef must run front of house or act as the executive chef in one of the services. The pressure is on as two services means twice the drama.
“Top Chef” season 14 casting calls are as follows:
Las Vegas – Friday, February 5 from 9am-3pm
Rick Moonen, “Top Chef Masters” Season 1 and “Top Chef Masters” Season 2 Finalist RM Seafood Restaurant 3950 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89119 New York- Sunday, February 7 from 9am-3pm
Tom Colicchio, “Top Chef” Head Judge Craft 43 E 19th St. New York, NY 10003 Portland – Monday, February 8 from 9am-3pm
Gregory Gourdet, “Top Chef” Season 12 Finalist Departure 525 SW Morrison St. Portland, OR 97204 Philadelphia – Tuesday, February 9 from 9am-3pm
Kevin Sbraga, “Top Chef” Season 7 Winner Sbraga 440 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19146 Denver – Wednesday, February 10 from 9am-3pm
Jennifer Jasinski, “Top Chef Masters” Season 5 Finalist Rioja 1431 Larimer St. Denver, CO 80202 New Orleans – Thursday, February 11 from 9am-3pm
John Besh, “Top Chef Masters” Season 1 Pigeon and Prince 129 Camp Street New Orleans, LA 70130 Minneapolis – Friday, February 12 from 9am-3pm
Gavin Kaysen, “Top Chef” Guest Judge Spoon and Stable 211 1st St N. Minneapolis, MN 55401 Houston – Saturday, February 13 from 9am-3pm
Tyson Cole, “Top Chef” Guest Judge Uchi 904 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77006 Los Angeles – Monday, February 15 from 9am-3pm
Susan Feniger, “Top Chef Masters” Season 2 Mud Hen Tavern 742 Highland Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90038
“Top Chef” is produced by the Emmy Award-winning Magical Elves. Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz serve as executive producers.