Universal Kids Sets Out On A Nationwide Call For Young Chefs To Compete In Season 2 Of “Top Chef

Inaugural Season of “Top Chef Junior” Continues With New Episodes Airing Fridays on Universal Kids at 8pm/7pm Central

Top ChefUniversal 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 AtlantaChicagoHoustonLos Angeles, New Orleans, New York, and Phoenix.

Currently in its inaugural season, new episodes of Top Chef Junior air Friday nights at 8pm/7pmCentral. 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: http://www.universalkids.com/topchefjuniorcasting.

NEW YORK CITY – Saturday, December 9 from 10am – 5pm
Westin New York Grand Central
212 East 42nd 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
Ritz-Carlton 
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 16th 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 www.universalkids.com.

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