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The Search For The Next "MasterChef" Begins With Open Casting Calls Starting Saturday, September 13

Augst 21, 2014 - 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 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) 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 will also 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, and in the end, one more hopeful will be sent home.

Open casting calls will be held in the following cities:
Cities Dates Venues/Times
San Diego Saturday, Sept. 13 The Westin
400 W. Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

San Francisco Saturday, Sept. 13 Prescott Hotel
545 Post St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

San Antonio  Saturday, Sept. 20 Embassy Suites Riverwalk
125 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Cleveland Saturday, Sept. 20 Doubletree Downtown
111 Lakeside Ave. E
Cleveland, OH 44114
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Atlanta Saturday, Sept. 27 Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
75 Fourteenth St.
Atlanta, GA 30309
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

New Orleans Saturday, Sept. 27 Four Points Hotel
541 Bourbon St.
New Orleans, LA 70130
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Miami Saturday, Oct. 4 JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Blvd Way  Miami, FL 33131
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

New York City Saturday, Oct. 4 Doubletree Suites Times Square
1568 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Chicago Saturday, Oct. 11 Hotel Allegro
171 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Memphis Saturday, Oct. 11 Doubletree Memphis Downtown
185 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Los Angeles Saturday, Oct. 18 TBA

Additional details, including venues and times, will be announced soon. Visit 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.   

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