FOX Renews HELL’S KITCHEN for Seasons 17 & 18

FOX has ordered 17th and 18th seasons of the Gordon Ramsay culinary competition series HELL’S KITCHEN. In the hit cooking series, aspiring restaurateurs are put through an intense culinary academy to prove they have the endurance and skill to compete and win a life-changing grand prize.

HELL’S KITCHEN is looking for the next batch of talented, passionate and skilled chefs to work with Chef Ramsay in the hottest kitchen on earth. The bar is being raised and the series is looking for chefs and accomplished line cooks with several years of experience in professional kitchens. Eligible chefs will have the opportunity to audition in cities across the country for the chance to become the next HELL’S KITCHEN winner. The nationwide open casting calls begin Monday, Sept. 12 in Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; and Atlanta, GA. The search will continue in Chicago, IL; and Dallas, TX, on Friday, Sept. 16.

HELL’S KITCHEN open casting calls will be held as follows:

CITY                                       DATE                                      VENUE
Los Angeles, CA                     Monday, Sept. 12                   Art Institute of California – Hollywood
New York, NY                         Monday, Sept. 12                   International Culinary Center
Atlanta, GA                             Monday, Sept. 12                   Art Institute of Atlanta
Chicago, IL                              Friday, Sept. 16                      Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago
Dallas, TX                               Friday, Sept. 16                      Art Institute of Dallas

For additional casting information, including forms and eligibility requirements, please visit:

Season 16 of HELL’S KITCHEN premieres Friday, Sept. 23 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT), on FOX, when 18 ambitious chefs go head-to-head to impress Ramsay with their skills in hopes of winning a grand prize that includes a Head Chef position at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at The Venetian Las Vegas.

HELL’S KITCHEN is produced by ITV Entertainment in association with A. Smith & Co. Productions. Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Gordon Ramsay serve as executive producers. “Like” HELL’S KITCHEN on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter at @hellskitchenonfox, and follow Ramsay at @GordonRamsay.