Search for next 'MasterChef' begins with open casting callsby jmaloni
Visit www.masterchefcasting.com for casting information
All-new episode of "MasterChef" airs Monday on FOX
Host, executive producer and award-winning chef Gordon Ramsay, restaurateur Joe Bastianich and acclaimed chef Graham Elliot are in the midst of season five of America's No. 1 cooking competition show, "MasterChef." But beginning Saturday, Sept. 13, the "MasterChef" team will travel across the country to the following cities to search for America's best home cook for season six: San Francisco and San Diego (Sept. 13); Cleveland and San Antonio (Sept. 20); Atlanta and New Orleans (Sept. 27); New York City and Miami (Oct. 4); Chicago and Memphis (Oct. 11); and Los Angeles (Oct. 18).
In the next all-new season five episode, airing Monday, Aug. 25 (8 p.m.) on FOX, the remaining seven home cooks will receive a little hometown encouragement, as they head into a savory apple dish challenge. The home cook who creates the best dish will not only be safe from elimination, but also will play a key role in the next challenge. Then, the remaining home cooks will be split into pairs as they prepare a variety of pot stickers. In the end, one more hopeful will be sent home.
Additional details, including venues and times, will be announced soon. Visit www.masterchefcasting.com for the most up-to-date audition information.
In May, season four winner Luca Manfe released his cookbook, "My Italian Kitchen," featuring recipes inspired by his signature Italian style. Other "MasterChef" success stories include season three winner Christine Ha, the series' first blind contestant, who continues to be an inspiration to millions. Her cookbook, "Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food," is a New York Times bestseller. America's first "MasterChef" winner, Whitney Miller, is the author of "Modern Hospitality: Simple Recipes with Southern Charm." Her recipes have been featured in various national publications such as People and Cooking Light. Season two winner Jennifer Behm founded a successful catering company based in her home state of Delaware.