Foodies, rejoice! Bravo has announced the return of their Emmy Winning Flagship series Top Chef for season 11. Cooking competition staple Top Chef, which debuted on March 8, 2006, has been picked-up by Bravo for an 11th season. Open calls for chefs interested in competing in this culinary competition series will be held in cities across the country and this is your chance to audition. Similar to previous seasons, Top Chef’s upcoming season will continue to feature a group of “cheftestants” competing for a grand prize to help them open their own restaurant.Chef and author Padma Lakshmi is the host of the series. The current 10th season’s judges are Emeril Lagasse, Hugh Acheson, Gail Simmons, Tom Colicchio and Wolfgang Puck. Castings for the hit Bravo show are now being held and this is your once in a lifetime chance to audition so do not miss out and apply now. Each episode holds two challenges for the chefs. The first is a Quickfire 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 service, management and teamwork abilities required of a 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.
Castings and auditions are now being held in several different cities across the country. If you are interested please submit your information along with a photo and contact information. Please keep checking back for more information on casting dates and locations and as always leave us a comment and let us know what you think about the return of Top Chef for season 11.