“MasterChef” Season Eight Announces Date for Open Casting Calls

Casting Calls for FOX’s Hit Cooking Competition Series to Take Place in San Diego, New York City, Oklahoma City, Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, Orlando, Portland, Boston, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.

610-002-masterchef-rice-rice-baby.jpgAmerica’s most-watched cooking competition show, MasterChef, begins casting for its eighth season Saturday, March 5. Open casting calls will be held across the country in search of talented home cooks from all types of backgrounds and with a range of cooking styles.

The casting team is looking for home cooks who enjoy preparing everything from delightful desserts and hefty main courses to fine French cuisine, great tasting burgers and more! For anyone looking to follow their culinary dream – take this first step by preregistering on the casting website MasterChefCasting.com and heading down to one of the open casting calls below.

Open casting calls will be held in the following cities: 

  • San Diego – Saturday, March 5
  • Oklahoma City – Saturday, March 12
  • New York City – Saturday, March 12
  • Chicago – Saturday, March 19
  • New Orleans – Saturday, March 19
  • Dallas – Saturday, April 16
  • Orlando – Saturday, April 16
  • Portland – Saturday, April 23
  • Boston – Saturday, April 23
  • Los Angeles – Saturday, April 30
  • Washington D.C. – Saturday, April 30

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

Visit MasterChefCasting for the most up-to-date audition information including eligibility and other audition terms and conditions.

For those unable to attend an open casting call, home video may be submitted. Instructions can be found at masterchefcasting.com/videos.

All applicants must be 18 years or older on or before August 1, 2016.

Visit MasterChefCasting.com  for the Most Up-to-Date Casting Information 

Season Five winner Claudia Sandoval’s cookbook “Claudia’s Cucina” featuring authentic Mexican recipes with innovative and modern flair is now available for preorder on Amazon.com and will be released wide this summer.

Season Four winner Luca Manfe launched his cookbook, “My Italian Kitchen,” in 2013.

Season Three winner Christine Ha, the series’ first blind contestant, 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.

Fans can also find their favorite All-Star contestants, including Luca and Claudia on the MasterChef Cruise setting sail in the Caribbean Nov. 2016. For more information on the cruise visit masterchefcruise.com

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