Top Chef Junior Casting


Do your kids have a growing collection of cookbooks?

Are they 9-14 years old?

If so, we want to meet them!

Click here to download the application.

Open calls for chefs ages 9-14 will take place in the following cities:

December 9th, 2017 (10AM - 5PM)
Ambassador Hotel
1301 N State Parkway
Chicago, IL 60610

December 9th, 2017 (10AM - 5PM)
The Westin New York Grand Central
212 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

December 13th, 2017 (12 - 7PM)
921 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

December 13th, 2017 (11AM - 6PM)
Georgian Terrace
659 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308

December 17th, 2017 (10AM - 5PM)
Four Seasons
1300 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010

December 17th, 2017 (10AM - 5PM)
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
7677 North Sixteenth Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020

January 6th, 2018 (10AM - 5PM)
Loews Hollywood
1755 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028



Inaugural Season of “Top Chef Junior” Continues With New Episodes

Airing Fridays on Universal Kids at 8pm/7pm Central

NEW YORK – November 14, 2017 – Universal Kids, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s network for kids 2-12, is embarking on a nationwide search for talented young chefs ages 9-14 who love to cook for season two of their hit series Top Chef Junior. Open call auditions for the coveted culinary competition series will take place during December 2017 and January 2018 in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, and Phoenix.

Currently in its inaugural season, new episodes of Top Chef Junior air Friday nights at 8pm/7pm Central. A show for all ages, the series features the next generation of chefs competing in some of Top Chef’s most iconic challenges, including “Restaurant Wars,” as well as new kid-friendly ones created exclusively for Top Chef Junior.

Hosted by Vanessa Lachey and featuring Head Judge Curtis Stone, the hour-long episodes feature Quickfires, team challenges, and excursions with contestants vying for the coveted Top Chef Junior title and a $50,000 cash prize. Top Chef judge Gail Simmons, acclaimed chef and Top Chef judge Graham Elliot, and Top Chef alumna Tiffany Derry join Lachey and Stone at the judges table throughout the season along with celebrity guest judges.

Top Chef Junior season two open call auditions are as follows. For more information, please visit: .

NEW YORK CITY - Saturday, December 9 from 10am - 5pm
Westin New York Grand Central
212 East 42 nd St, New York, NY 10017

CHICAGO - Saturday, December 9 from 10am - 5pm
Ambassador Hotel
1301 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610

ATLANTA - Wednesday, December 13 from 11am - 6pm

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Georgian Terrace Hotel
659 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

NEW ORLEANS - Wednesday, December 13 from 12pm - 7pm
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 16 th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020

LOS ANGELES - Saturday, January 6th, 2018 from 10am - 5pm
Loews Hollywood Hotel
1755 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90028

Top Chef Junior is produced by Emmy-winning Magical Elves (Bravo’s Top Chef). For more information please visit .

About Universal Kids:

Universal Kids represents the world of NBCUniversal family brands. As a kid-focused ecosystem with great TV content at the center, Universal Kids is programmed for the 2-12 year old audience, with a fresh mix of animated content, unscripted entertainment, and proven international hits. Launched in September 2017 and available in over 59 million homes, Universal Kids encompasses Sprout as a daily programming block for preschoolers from 3am to 6pm, and is available for kids and families across all platforms, including on air, online, On Demand and via mobile with the Sprout Now and Sprout Playground apps.

About Magical Elves:

Magical Elves is the award winning production team behind some of the highest quality documentary, unscripted and digital series found across all media platforms.Since the company was founded, Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz have been nominated for numerous awards, winning Emmys for both “Top Chef” (Bravo) and its digital counterpart “Last Chance Kitchen,” a Peabody for “Project Runway,” and an IDA award for “Time of Death” (Showtime). Other credits include: “Chasing Cameron” starring digital celebrity Cameron Dallas (Netflix), "All In with Cam Newton" (Nickelodeon), “Project Greenlight” (HBO),"Cold Justice" (Oxygen), "Braxton Family Values" (WE), Last Comic Standing”, and “Fashion Star” (NBC). Feature films include the critically acclaimed “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never”, “Katy Perry: Part of Me” and “Under The Electric Sky” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and the Tim McGraw and Faith Hill concert documentary, "Soul 2 Soul" which debuts on Showtime this November.Magical Elves joined forces with international media producer and distributor The Tinopolis Group in 2014.


Universal Kids
Jennifer Corcoran / 212-664-2190

CIVIC on behalf of Universal Kids
Sweta Shah / 856-305-4767